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Aspects of linguistic variation
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"Linguistic variation is a topic of ongoing interest to the field. Its description and its explanations continue to intrigue scholars from many different backgrounds. By taking a deliberately broad perspective on the matter, covering not only crosslinguistic and diachronic but also intralinguistic and interspeaker variation and examining phenomena ranging from negation over connectives to definite articles in well- and lesser-known languages, the volume furthers our understanding of variation in general. The papers offer new insights into, among other things, the theoretical notion of comparative concepts, the social or mental nature of language structure, the areal factor in lexical typology and the diachronic implications of semantic maps. The collection will thus be of relevance to typologists and historical linguists, as well as to people studying variation within the areas of cognitive and functional linguistics." -- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Introduction / Tanja Mortelmans, , Daniël Van Olmen, Frank Brisard
Binding scale dynamics / Dagmar Divjak
The areal factor in lexical typology / Volker Gast, Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
How comparative concepts and descriptive linguistic categories are different / Martin Haspelmath
An areal typology of clause-final negation in Africa / Dmitry Idiatov
Definite articles and their uses / Ekkehard König
Pathways of evolution, contiguity and bridging contexts / Pierre Larrivée, Adeline Patard
On the pragmatics of logical connectives / Jacques Moeschler
Notes on Eastern Armenian verbal paradigms / Vladimir Plungian
'Perhaps' in Cape York Peninsula / Jean-Christophe Verstraete
On the origins of Italian anzi / Jacqueline Visconti.
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Auwera, Johan van der, Aspects of linguistic variation
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Brisard, Frank, Aspects of linguistic variation
Mortelmans, Tanja, Aspects of linguistic variation
Van Olmen, Daniël, Aspects of linguistic variation