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Title The dialect laboratory [electronic resource] : dialects as a testing ground for theories of language change / edited by Gunther De Vogelaer, Guido Seiler.
Publication Info. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012.
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Studies in language companion series.
Contents 1. About this book; 2. Contributions of dialect evidence to hypotheses of historical linguistics: A synopsis; 2.1 Dialect evidence in the context of the Neogrammarian Hypothesis; 2.2 A structural dialectology is possible; 2.3 Sociolinguistics and change; 2.4 The discovery of dialects by generative linguistics; 2.5 Usage-based and evolutionary approaches; 2.6 Dialects in an emerging sociolinguistic typology; 3. This volume; 4. Open questions; References; The evolutionary-emergence model of language change; 1. Introduction
2. Background: Existing models of language change3. Introducing the evolutionary-emergence model; 3.1 Emergence at the level of the utterance, speaker, and community; 3.2 Emergence at the levels of norms and fashions; 3.3 Summary of the model; 4. Testing the evolutionary-emergence model: TRAP-retraction and the LOT̃THOUGHT merger in Southern Illinois English; 5. Conclusion; References; Dialect data, lexical frequency and the usage-based approach; 1. The contribution of dialect data to theories of language change; 1.1 The generative tradition
1.2 Usage-based theories of language structure and language change2. The North Mid C dialect area; 3. Sound change and lexical frequency; 4. Frequency effects in the North Mid C dialect; 4.1 Measuring lexical frequency; 4.2 Lexical frequency and th-fronting in the North Mid C dialect; 4.3 Lexical frequency and BIT variation in the North Mid C dialect; 5. Conclusions; References; Dialect areas and linguistic change; 1. Introduction; 2. The Standard Spanish paradigm and the dialect phenomena known as leísmo, laísmo and loísmo
3. Ibero-Romance dialect grammar in the Audible Corpus of Spoken Rural Spanish4. The paradigms in the North; 4.1 The Eastern Asturian paradigm; 4.2 The Basque Spanish paradigm; 4.3 The Cantabrian paradigm; 5. The Centre paradigms; 6. Discussion and conclusions; 6.1 The paradigms from a linguistic and social typology perspective; 6.2 Difussionist models and historical reconstruction; 6.3 Final conclusions; References; The role of implicational universals in language change; 1. The sedentary-Bedouin split in dialects of Tunisian Arabic; 2. Data
3. The connection between pronominal and verbal marking4. Contact-induced change; 5. The search for explanation; 6. A proposed hypothesis; References; On the genesis of the German recipient passive - Two competing hypotheses in the light of current; 1. Introduction; 2. Two competing hypotheses on the genesis of the recipient passive; 3. Results and problems of historical corpus analyses; 4. Kriegen in the light of current dialect data; 5. Summary; References; Paths to tone in the Tamang branch of Tibeto-Burman (Nepal); 1. Introduction; 1.1 Reconstruction and variation inter- or intra- dialect
Note 1.2 Intermediate or unstable stages and general linguistics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
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Subject Dialectology.
Dialectology -- Methodology.
Language and languages -- Variation.
Linguistic geography.
Added Author De Vogelaer, Gunther.
Seiler, Guido.
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Related To Print version: De Vogelaer, Gunther The Dialect Laboratory : Dialects as a Testing Ground for Theories of Language Change Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c2012 9789027205957
ISBN 9789027273475 (electronic bk.)
9027273472 (electronic bk.)
9789027205957 (Cloth)
9027205957 (Cloth)
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