Linguistic Universals and Language Variation by Peter SiemundLinguistic Universals and Language Variation by Peter Siemund

Linguistic Universals and Language Variation

EditorPeter Siemund

Hardcover | June 16, 2011

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The volume explores the relationship between linguistic universals and language variation. Its contributions identify the recurrent patterns and principles behind the complex spectrum of observable variation. The volume bridges the gap between cross-linguistic variation, regional variation, diachronic variation, contact-induced variation as well as socially conditioned variation. Moreover, it addresses fundamental methodological and theoretical issues of variation research. The volume brings together internationally renowned specialists of their fields while, at the same time, offering a platform for gifted and highly talented young researchers. The authors come from different theoretical backgrounds and through their work illustrate a rich array of scientific methods. All authors share a strong belief in empirically founded theoretical work. The contributions span a high number of languages and dialects from many parts of the world. They are extremely broad in their empirical coverage addressing an impressive selection of grammatical domains.
Title:Linguistic Universals and Language VariationFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:482 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:June 16, 2011Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3110238055

ISBN - 13:9783110238051

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