Linguistic variables [electronic resource] : towards a unified theory of linguistic variation / Hans-Heinrich Lieb.
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1993.
- Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Current issues in linguistic theory ; Series IV, v. 108.
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 108
1 online resource (xiv, 261 pages)
- Language and languages -- Variation.
- Electronic books.
- This book for the first time reconstructs in a single theoretical framework the more important approaches to linguistic variation found in areas as different as historical linguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, stylistics, contrastive linguistics, language typology, so-called evaluation grammar, and current Chomskyan generative grammar (generally with an emphasis on syntax). The book concentrates on language-internal variation but also analyses typological research and considers the question of how linguistic descriptions may account for variation both within and betwe
- pt. 1. Orientation
pt. 2. Setting the stage
pt. 3. A theory of language varieties
pt. 4. Integrating the component approach
pt. 5. Extensions.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -244) and indexes.
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