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The Resource Language complexity as an evolving variable, edited by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, Peter Trudgill, (electronic resource)

Language complexity as an evolving variable, edited by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, Peter Trudgill, (electronic resource)

Label
Language complexity as an evolving variable
Title
Language complexity as an evolving variable
Statement of responsibility
edited by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, Peter Trudgill
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating book challenges the idea that languages are equally complex. Eighteen scholars look at evidence from a wide range of times and places. They consider the links between linguistic structure and change and social complexity. Their conclusions challenge conventional ideas about the nature of language and contemporary theory. - ;This book presents a challenge to the widely-held assumption that human languages are both similar and constant in their degree of complexity. For a hundred years or more the universal equality of languages has been a tenet of faith among most anthropologis
Member of
Dewey number
401.43
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sampson, Geoffrey
  • Gil, David
  • Trudgill, Peter
Series statement
  • Oxford linguistics
  • Studies in the evolution of language
Series volume
13
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Complexity (Linguistics)
Label
Language complexity as an evolving variable, edited by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, Peter Trudgill, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface; Interlinear glosses; The contributors; 1. A linguistic axiom challenged; 2. How much grammar does it take to sail a boat?; 3. On the evolution of complexity: sometimes less is more in East and mainland Southeast Asia; 4. Testing the assumption of complexity invariance: the case of Elfdalian and Swedish; 5. Between simplification and complexification: non-standard varieties of English around the world; 6. Implicational hierarchies and grammatical complexity; 7. Sociolinguistic typology and complexification; 8. Linguistic complexity: a comprehensive definition and survey
Control code
ocn434871765
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 309 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191567667
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612235054
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434871765
Label
Language complexity as an evolving variable, edited by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, Peter Trudgill, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface; Interlinear glosses; The contributors; 1. A linguistic axiom challenged; 2. How much grammar does it take to sail a boat?; 3. On the evolution of complexity: sometimes less is more in East and mainland Southeast Asia; 4. Testing the assumption of complexity invariance: the case of Elfdalian and Swedish; 5. Between simplification and complexification: non-standard varieties of English around the world; 6. Implicational hierarchies and grammatical complexity; 7. Sociolinguistic typology and complexification; 8. Linguistic complexity: a comprehensive definition and survey
Control code
ocn434871765
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 309 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191567667
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786612235054
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434871765

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