Analogy in Grammar: Form and Acquisition by James P. BlevinsAnalogy in Grammar: Form and Acquisition by James P. Blevins

Analogy in Grammar: Form and Acquisition

EditorJames P. Blevins, Juliette Blevins

Hardcover | August 30, 2009

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In this book, leading researchers in morphology, syntax, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, and computational linguistics address central questions about the form and acquisition of analogy in grammar. What kinds of patterns do speakers select as the basis for analogical extension? Whattypes of items are particularly susceptible or resistant to analogical pressures? At what levels do analogical processes operate and how do processes interact? What formal mechanisms are appropriate for modelling analogy? The novel synthesis of typological, theoretical, computational, anddevelopmental paradigms in this volume brings us closer to answering these questions than ever before.
James P. Blevins is Assistant Director of Research at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics in the University of Cambridge. He received his Ph.D in Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1990, and has taught at The University of Western Australia, The University of Texas, The University of Albe...
Title:Analogy in Grammar: Form and AcquisitionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:August 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199547548

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Table of Contents

1. James P. Blevins and Juliette Blevins: Introduction: Analogy in GrammarPart I: Typology and Complexity2. Rafael Finkel and Greg Stump: Principal Parts and Degrees of Paradigmatic Transparency3. Farrell Ackerman, James P. Blevins, and Robert Malouf: Parts and Wholes: Implicative Patterns in Complex Morphological Systems4. Andrew Wedel: Resolving Pattern Conflict: Variation and Selection in Phonology and MorphologyPart II: Learning5. LouAnn Gerken, Rachel Wilson, Rebecca Gomez, and Erika Nurmsoo: The Relation Between Linguistic Analogies and Lexical Categories6. Andrea Krott: The Role of Analogy for Compound Words7. John Goldsmith: Morphological Analogy: Only a BeginningPart III: Modelling Analogy8. Royal Skousen: Expanding Analogical Modelling into a General Theory of Language Prediction9. Adam Albright: Modelling Analogy as Probabilistic Grammar10. Petar Milin, Victor Kuperman, Aleksander Kostic, and R. Harald Baayen: Words and Paradigms Bit by Bit: An Information-Theoretic Approach to the Processing of Inflection and Derivation