Language, Usage and Cognition
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Language, Usage and Cognition

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ISBN-13:
9780521851404
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.06.2010
Seiten:
252
Autor:
Joan Bybee
Gewicht:
544 g
Format:
229x155x18 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

1. A usage-based perspective on language; 2. Rich memory for language: exemplar representation; 3. Chunking and degrees of autonomy; 4. Analogy and similarity; 5. Categorization and the distribution of constructions in corpora; 6. Where do constructions come from? Synchrony and diachrony in a usage-based theory; 7. Grammatical change: reanalysis or the gradual creation of new constructions?; 8. Gradient constituency and gradual reanalysis; 9. Conventionalization and the local vs. the general: modern English can; 10. Exemplars and grammatical meaning: the specific and the general; 11. Language as a complex adaptive system: the interaction of cognition, culture and use.
Outlines a theory of language use and language change, focusing on the processes that give languages their structure and variance.