Describing and Modeling Variation in Grammar (Trends in by Andreas Dufter,Jürg Fleischer,Guido Seiler

By Andreas Dufter,Jürg Fleischer,Guido Seiler

While version inside person languages has generally been targeted upon in sociolinguistics, its relevance for grammatical conception has only in the near past been said. at the methodological facet, there's an ongoing pageant among large-scale statistical analyses and investigations that count extra seriously on introspection and elicited grammaticality decisions.

The goal of this quantity is to bridge the 'cultural hole' among empirical-variationist and formal-theoretical ways in linguistics. the quantity bargains case reviews that search to mix corpus-based and competence-based methods to the outline of edition. In doing so, it opens up new avenues for finding and reading variability, either on the point of the person speaker and among audio system of other dialects and generations. The contributions record the plurality of present learn into types of grammatical competence that reside as much as the problem of variationist info. extra in particular, parameter-based (e.g. Minimalist), constraint-based (e.g. Optimality Theoretic), and usage-based (e.g. development Grammar) ways to version are discussed.

The quantity accordingly is of curiosity to a huge public inside of linguistics, together with syntacticians of other theoretical persuasion, morphologists and sociolinguists. whereas a majority of contributions addresses features of edition in English and German, the quantity additionally comprises variationist reports written via experts of French, Dutch, Icelandic, and Uralic.

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