Advances in cognitive sociolinguistics by Dirk Geeraerts; Gitte Kristiansen; Yves Peirsman

By Dirk Geeraerts; Gitte Kristiansen; Yves Peirsman

Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics brings jointly ten experiences into the social and conceptual facets of language-internal version. the quantity covers 3 major components the place Cognitive Linguistics and sociolinguistics meet: lexical and lexical-semantic version, constructional version, and study on lectal attitudes and acquisition. All ten contributions depend on an organization empirical foundation within the shape of Read more...

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creation: Advances in cognitive sociolinguistics / Dirk Geeraerts, Gitte Kristiansen and Yves Peirsman --
half I. Lexical and lexical-semantic version: Heterodox idea positive aspects and onomasiological heterogeneity in dialects / Dirk Geeraerts and Dirk Speelman --
Measuring and parameterizing lexical convergence and divergence among ecu and Brazilian Portuguese / Augusto Soares da Silva --
striking insights into semantic version / Justyna A. Robinson --
using be aware house types to Sociolinguistics: faith Names earlier than and After September 11 / Yves Peirsman, Kris Heylen and Dirk Geeraerts --
half 2. Constructional edition: The English genitive alternation in a cognitive sociolinguistics viewpoint / Benedikt Szmrecsanyi --
(Not) buying grammatical gender in different types of Dutch / Gunther De Vogelaer --
Lectal edition in constructional semantics: 'Benefactive' ditransitives in Dutch / Timothy Colleman --
half three. version of lectal understanding and attitudes: Lectal acquisition and linguistic stereotype formation / Gitte Kristiansen --
Investigations into the folk's psychological types of linguistic kinds / Raphael Berthele --
A cognitive method of quantitative sociolinguistic edition: proof from TH-fronting in critical Scotland / Lynn Clark and Graeme Trousdale.
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Keywords: European and Brazilian Portuguese, lectal variation, lexical sociolectometry, lexical variation, onomasiological variation, pluricentric languages, quantitative corpus sociolexicology, synonyms 1. Introduction This paper aims to present the main aspects and results of a research study into the lexical relationship between European Portuguese (EP) and Brazilian Portuguese (BP). There are two main issues: (i) to know whether these two national varieties of the Portuguese language have gone through a process of lexical convergence or divergence in the last 60 years; and (ii) to find out how internal linguistic parameters influence these global conver1 gence or divergence trends.

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. e. a model in which the effect of the explanatory factors is not taken into account. In the second place, all the factors that we included as explanatory variables appear to have a significant effect. ) This is a crucial finding, because it corroborates our initial and fundamental assumption that concept features, and more specifically, heterodox concept features, influence lexical heterogeneity.

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