Variable properties in language : their nature and acquisition / David W. Lightfoot and Jonathan Havenhill, editors.
- Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 
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- Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (2017 : Washington, D.C.), author.
- Georgetown University round table on languages and linguistics series (2004)
Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics series
1 online resource (227 pages).
- Language and languages -- Variation -- Congresses.
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- This edited volume, based on papers presented at the 2017 Georgetown University Round Table on Language and Linguistics (GURT), approaches the study of language variation from a variety of angles. Language variation research asks broad questions such as, "why are languages' grammatical structures different from one another?" as well as more specific word-level questions such as, "why are words that are pronounced differently still recognized to be the same words?" Too often, research on variation has been siloed based on the particular question- sociolinguists do not talk to historical linguists, who do not talk to phoneticians, and so on. This book seeks to bring discussions from different subfields of linguistics together to explore language variation in a broader sense and acknowledge the complexity and interwoven nature of variation itself.
- Re-thinking variable properties in language : introduction / David W. Lightfoot and Jonathan Havenhill
Contrastive feature hierarchies in phonology : variation and universality / B. Elan Dresher
Scope variation in contrastive hierarchies of morphosyntactic features / Elizabeth Cowper and Daniel Currie Hall
Allophonic systems as a variable within individual speakers / Betsy Sneller
A label theoretic explanation of the resultative parameter / Daniel Milway
Adverbial?-s: so awks but so natural! / Norbert Corver
The acquisition of English article alternations : variation, competition, and the default / Marjorie Pak
Verb second word order in Norwegian heritage language : syntax and pragmatics / Marit Westergaard and Terje Lohndal
Acquisition of morphosyntax : a pattern learning approach / Heidi Getz
How to be faithful to the input in a situation of language contact / Alicia Avellana, Luca Brandani, Hannah Forsythe, and Cristina Schmitt
Variation and mental representation / Gregory Guy
Variation and competing i-languages in Creole genesis : a synchronic and diachronic view / Marlyse Baptista
Transmission revisited / Gillian Sankoff
The value of small communities in a big data world : investigating Smith Island English in real and apparent time / Natalie Schilling
All zeros are not equal in African American English / Lisa Green.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
- Lightfoot, David, 1945- editor.
Havenhill, Jonathan, editor.
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- Print version: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (2017 : Washington, D.C.) Variable properties in language : their nature and acquisition.
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