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The Resource Variation, selection, development : probing the evolutionary model of language change, edited by Regine Eckardt, Gerhard Jäger, Tonjes Veenstra, (electronic resource)

Variation, selection, development : probing the evolutionary model of language change, edited by Regine Eckardt, Gerhard Jäger, Tonjes Veenstra, (electronic resource)

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Variation, selection, development : probing the evolutionary model of language change
Title
Variation, selection, development
Title remainder
probing the evolutionary model of language change
Statement of responsibility
edited by Regine Eckardt, Gerhard Jäger, Tonjes Veenstra
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can language change be modelled as an evolutionary process? Can notions like variation, selection and competition be fruitfully applied to facts of language development? The present volume ties together various strands of linguistic research which can bring us towards an answer to these questions. In one of the youngest and rapidly growing areas of linguistic research, mathematical models and simulations of competition based developments have been applied to instances of language change. By matching the predicted and observed developmental trends, researchers gauge existing models to the needs
Member of
Dewey number
417/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1962-
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  • Eckardt, Regine
  • Jäger, Gerhard
  • Veenstra, Tonjes
Series statement
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs,
Series volume
197
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  • Linguistic change
  • Creole dialects
  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
Label
Variation, selection, development : probing the evolutionary model of language change, edited by Regine Eckardt, Gerhard Jäger, Tonjes Veenstra, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Frontmatter; Contents; Introduction; Language change as cultural evolution: Evolutionary approaches to language change; Language change as a source of word order correlations; Evolutionary motivations for semantic universals; Back to nature or nurture: Using computer models in creole genesis; Economy of Merge and grammaticalization: Two steps in the evolution of language; Prehistoric and posthistoric language in oblivion; Grammaticalization, constructions and the incremental development of language: Suggestions from the development of Degree Modifiers in English
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ocn503443489
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 408 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282196506
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503443489
Label
Variation, selection, development : probing the evolutionary model of language change, edited by Regine Eckardt, Gerhard Jäger, Tonjes Veenstra, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Frontmatter; Contents; Introduction; Language change as cultural evolution: Evolutionary approaches to language change; Language change as a source of word order correlations; Evolutionary motivations for semantic universals; Back to nature or nurture: Using computer models in creole genesis; Economy of Merge and grammaticalization: Two steps in the evolution of language; Prehistoric and posthistoric language in oblivion; Grammaticalization, constructions and the incremental development of language: Suggestions from the development of Degree Modifiers in English
Control code
ocn503443489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 408 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282196506
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503443489

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