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LINGUIST List 23.153

Mon Jan 09 2012

Books: Historical Linguistics: Kawaguchi, Minegishi, Viereck (Eds)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Corpus-based Analysis and Diachronic Linguistics: Kawaguchi, Minegishi, Viereck (Eds)


Message 1: Corpus-based Analysis and Diachronic Linguistics: Kawaguchi, Minegishi, Viereck (Eds)
Date: 09-Jan-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Corpus-based Analysis and Diachronic Linguistics: Kawaguchi, Minegishi, Viereck (Eds)
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Title: Corpus-based Analysis and Diachronic Linguistics
Series Title: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies 3
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/tufs.3

Editor: Yuji Kawaguchi
Editor: Makoto Minegishi
Editor: Wolfgang Viereck
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207708 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207708 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207708 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Abstract:

Nowadays, linguists do not question the existence of synchronic variation,
and the dichotomy between synchrony and diachrony. They recognize that
synchrony can be motivated regionally (diatopic variation), sociolinguistically
(diastratic variation), or stylistically (diaphasic variation). But, further, they
can also recognize the hybrid nature of synchrony, which is referred to as
"dynamic synchrony." This conception of synchrony assumes that similar
patterns of usage can coexist in a community during a certain period and that
their mutual relations are not static but conflicting enough to result in a future
systematic change through symptomatic synchronic variation. Emergence of
a large corpus of written texts for some languages has enabled quantitative
as well as qualitative analyses of the synchronic conditions for diachronic
changes, over both long and short spans of time. Most of the 14 papers in
this volume represent studies on synchronic and diachronic variations based
on such corpus data.

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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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