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The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives


The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives. Edited by: Hundt, Marianne; Mollin, Sandra; Pfenninger, Simone E (2017). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Bringing together experts from historical linguistics and psychology, this volume addresses core factors and processes in language change, exploring the potential (and limitations) of such an interdisciplinary approach. Easily accessible chapters by psycholinguists present cuttingedge research on frequency, salience, chunking, priming, analogy, ambiguity and acquisition, and develop models of how these may be involved in language change. Each chapter is complemented with one or more case studies in the history of English in which the psycholinguistic factor in question may be argued to have played a decisive role. Thus, for the first time, a single volume provides a platform for an integrated exchange between psycholinguistics and historical linguistics on the question of how language changes over time.

Abstract

Bringing together experts from historical linguistics and psychology, this volume addresses core factors and processes in language change, exploring the potential (and limitations) of such an interdisciplinary approach. Easily accessible chapters by psycholinguists present cuttingedge research on frequency, salience, chunking, priming, analogy, ambiguity and acquisition, and develop models of how these may be involved in language change. Each chapter is complemented with one or more case studies in the history of English in which the psycholinguistic factor in question may be argued to have played a decisive role. Thus, for the first time, a single volume provides a platform for an integrated exchange between psycholinguistics and historical linguistics on the question of how language changes over time.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:2017
Previous Dates:2017
Deposited On:20 Apr 2017 14:39
Last Modified:20 Apr 2017 14:40
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Series Name:Studies in English Language
Number of Pages:410
ISBN:978-1-107-08686-9
Related URLs:https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/the-changing-english-language/1F8A34D0A928F6FDC765E2F93A06E527 (Organisation)

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