By Dirk Geeraerts; Gitte Kristiansen; Yves Peirsman
Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics brings jointly ten stories into the social and conceptual features of language-internal version. the amount covers 3 major parts the place Cognitive Linguistics and sociolinguistics meet: lexical and lexical-semantic edition, constructional version, and study on lectal attitudes and acquisition. All ten contributions depend on a company empirical foundation within the shape of complex corpus-based strategies and/or experimental tools and survey-based learn. They illustrate how Cognitive Sociolinguistics experiences either the difference of that means, and the meanin. Read more...
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advent: Advances in cognitive sociolinguistics / Dirk Geeraerts, Gitte Kristiansen and Yves Peirsman --
half I. Lexical and lexical-semantic version: Heterodox inspiration positive factors and onomasiological heterogeneity in dialects / Dirk Geeraerts and Dirk Speelman --
Measuring and parameterizing lexical convergence and divergence among eu and Brazilian Portuguese / Augusto Soares da Silva --
extraordinary insights into semantic edition / Justyna A. Robinson --
using observe area types to Sociolinguistics: faith Names ahead of and After Sept. 11 / Yves Peirsman, Kris Heylen and Dirk Geeraerts --
half 2. Constructional edition: The English genitive alternation in a cognitive sociolinguistics point of view / Benedikt Szmrecsanyi --
(Not) buying grammatical gender in forms of Dutch / Gunther De Vogelaer --
Lectal version in constructional semantics: 'Benefactive' ditransitives in Dutch / Timothy Colleman --
half three. version of lectal information and attitudes: Lectal acquisition and linguistic stereotype formation / Gitte Kristiansen --
Investigations into the folk's psychological versions of linguistic forms / Raphael Berthele --
A cognitive method of quantitative sociolinguistic version: proof from TH-fronting in significant Scotland / Lynn Clark and Graeme Trousdale.
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7173, and the standard error for residuals decreases slightly. However, Heterodox concept features and onomasiological heterogeneity 35 because these differences are not fundamental, neither from a technical or an interpretative point of view, we again concentrate on the original model that includes the 23 observations. Now, what can we conclude from the results as presented in the table? In the first place, with more than 61% of explained variation (see the figure indicated by Adjusted R squared), the model may be considered a good one.
If we wish to investigate more than one concept at a time, uniformity U is defined as the average of uniformity ratings obtained for isolated concepts, whereas uniformity U’ is defined as the weighted average of the relative frequency of each concept in the researched samples. The weighted uniformity U’ is calculated as follows: n U ' ( Y 1 , Y 2 ) = ∑ U ( Y 1 , Y 2 ). G i =1 Zi Zi Lexical convergence and divergence in Portuguese 47 The uniformity U’ for a set of concepts Z between two samples Y1 and Y2 equals the sum of U-values for Zs weighted by the relative frequencies G of Z within the total set of Zs.
In particular, the linguistic development of prototype theory (see Geeraerts 2006) has brought to the attention a number of non-traditional semasiological features that may well influence the type of onomasiological variation that occurs across lectal boundaries. One such heterodox aspect is vagueness of meaning: if lexical meanings cannot always be easily distinguished, couldn't we perhaps expect more onomasiological heterogeneity when concepts are less clearly distinguishable? If the conceptual boundaries are unclear, different lexical choices between dialects may well occur more readily.