18.1547, Books: Linguistic Theories: Kraska-Szlenk

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Date: 22-May-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: Analogy: Kraska-Szlenk

 

	
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Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 08:43:36
From: Ulrich Lueders < lincom.europa at t-online.de >
Subject: Analogy: Kraska-Szlenk 
 



Title: Analogy 
Subtitle: The Relation between Lexicon and Grammar 
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 38  

Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
	   http://www.lincom.eu
	
Author: Iwona Kraska-Szlenk

Hardback: ISBN:  Pages: 216 Price: Europe EURO 92


Abstract:

This book examines the mechanism of analogy in the context of language use
and from the perspective of the Optimality Theoretic formal model. It is
argued that both kinds of analogy, paradigmatic leveling and proportional
(pattern) analogy, strongly correlate with type and token frequency and are
also dependant on semantic distance between the base and its correspondent.

The argument is supported by a detailed case study of vocalic alternations
in Polish using synchronic and diachronic evidence. The second part of this
work concentrates on factors other than frequency which may cause or
prevent analogical developments. Illustrative linguistic material comes
from a variety of languages including Polish, Swahili, Arabic and English. 

The study stresses the active role of lexicon in shaping language grammar.
Due to the dynamic character of lexicon-grammar interaction, analogical
changes are not only interpretable, but to some extent predictable from
historical and synchronic facts. The data discussed in the book provide
also evidence that an abstract concept of language grammar does not
directly emerge from usage statistics, but is only motivated by it and
mediated through the process of phonologization. 



Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                     English (eng)
                     Polish (pol)
                     Swahili (swh)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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