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General introduction: a comparative perspective on probabilistic variation in grammar


Grafmiller, Jason; Szmrecsanyi, Benedikt; Röthlisberger, Melanie; Heller, Benedikt (2018). General introduction: a comparative perspective on probabilistic variation in grammar. Glossa, 3(1):1-10.

Abstract

This special collection brings together research exploring and evaluating probabilistic variation patterns from a comparative perspective, thus highlighting current work situated at the crossroads of research on usage-based theoretical linguistics, variationist linguistics, and sociolinguistics. The contributions in the collection advance our understanding of the plasticity of syntactic knowledge on the part of language users with diverse regional and/or cultural backgrounds, and demonstrate how a probabilistic approach to grammatical variation can offer insight into the scope and limits of language variation. In this general introduction to the special collection, we provide some essential background for perspective, and subsequently summarize the contributions in the collection.

Abstract

This special collection brings together research exploring and evaluating probabilistic variation patterns from a comparative perspective, thus highlighting current work situated at the crossroads of research on usage-based theoretical linguistics, variationist linguistics, and sociolinguistics. The contributions in the collection advance our understanding of the plasticity of syntactic knowledge on the part of language users with diverse regional and/or cultural backgrounds, and demonstrate how a probabilistic approach to grammatical variation can offer insight into the scope and limits of language variation. In this general introduction to the special collection, we provide some essential background for perspective, and subsequently summarize the contributions in the collection.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Language
410 Linguistics
420 English & Old English languages
820 English & Old English literatures
Uncontrolled Keywords:syntactic variation, probabilistic grammar, comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics
Language:English
Date:29 August 2018
Deposited On:20 Jan 2020 13:45
Last Modified:20 Jan 2020 13:45
Publisher:Ubiquity Press Ltd.
ISSN:2397-1835
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.690
Project Information:
  • : FunderFWO
  • : Grant IDG.0C59.13
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