Aggregating Dialectology, Typology, and Register Analysis by Professor of Linguistics Benedikt Szmrecsanyi

By Professor of Linguistics Benedikt Szmrecsanyi

This ebook is anxious with the quantitative, utilization dependent, and aggregational research of linguistic edition. even if dialectologists, sign in analysts, typologists, and quantitative linguists take care of linguistic edition, there was little interplay throughout those fields. The contributions, written via well known experts of their subfields, display that there's mutual idea by means of considering open air the disciplinary field.

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1. Introduction The notion of dialect usually refers to a language variety that is used in a geographically limited part of a language area in which it is “roofed” by a struc* The authors would like to thank the editors as well as Östen Dahl, William Kretzschmar, and an anonymous reviewer for their very useful questions, comments and suggestions, which have greatly improved this contribution. In each of the 86 dialect locations surveyed in this paper, at least four informants were involved in the recordings, and three provided us with recordings of three standard languages.

In the set of 125 word tokens, we found that 71 words vary lexically. This variation can be found across the 86 dialects and the two speaker groups. For example, since Grolloo has rap as an equivalent of snel ‘quickly’, and Westkapelle has gauw, there is lexical variation among the dialects. Moreover, as the older males from Grolloo use rap while the younger females use snel, there is also variation across the two speaker groups. 2. Morphological distances The morphological distance between two dialect varieties was also measured using Séguy’s methodology.

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