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Morphosyntactic Persistence in Spoken English: A Corpus Study at the Intersection of Variationist Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, and Discourse Analysis ... in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs) [Hardcover]

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Language users are creatures of habit with a tendency to re-use morphosyntactic material that they have produced or heard before. In other words, linguistic patterns and tokens, once used, persist in discourse. The present book is the first large-scale corpus analysis to explore the determinants of this persistence, drawing on regression analyses of a variety of functional, discourse-functional, cognitive, psycholinguistic, and external factors. The case studies investigated include the alternation between synthetic and analytic comparatives, between the s-genitive and the of-genitive, between gerundial and infinitival complementation, particle placement, and future marker choice in a number of corpora sampling different spoken registers and geographical varieties of English. Providing a probabilistic framework for examining the ways in which persistence - among several other internal and external factors - influences speakers' linguistic choices, the book departs from most writings in the field in that it seeks to bridge several research traditions. While it is concerned, in a classically variationist spirit, with internal and external determinants of grammatical variation in English, it also draws heavily on ideas and evidence developed by psycholinguists and discourse analysts. In seeking to construct a comprehensive model of how speakers make linguistic choices, the study ultimately contributes to a theory of how spoken language works. The book is of interest to graduate students and researchers in variationist sociolinguistics, probabilistic linguistics, psycholinguistics, and computational linguistics.



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Pages   248
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.13" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   Mouton de Gruyter
ISBN  3110190125  
ISBN13  9783110190120  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Benedikt Szmrecsanyi holds MA and PhD degrees in English linguistics from the University of Freiburg. He is currently a Fellow with the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, where he directs the project 'Geolinguistic and Genetic Patterns of Grammatical Variation in Varieties of English'. His research interests include variationist linguistics, dialectology and dialectometry, varieties of English world-wide, historical linguistics (in particular, syntactic change) and the interface between variation studies and language typology. Viewing linguistic variation as a window into the hidden structure of human language and the nature of linguistic knowledge, he has to date published some ten papers in international, peer-reviewed journals (including English Language and Linguistics, Language Variation and Change, and Lingua) and is the author of the monograph Morphosyntactic Persistence in Spoken English (2006). He is the co-editor of several volumes, including Linguistic Complexity: Second Language Acquisition, Indigenization, Contact (2012). Benedikt Szmrecsanyi is one of the compilers of the Freiburg Corpus of English Dialects, a major naturalistic speech corpus that samples traditional dialect speech all over Great Britain.

Benedikt Szmrecsanyi was born in 1976 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Manchester.

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