Aggregating Dialectology, Typology, and Register Analysis

Aggregating Dialectology, Typology, and Register Analysis

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This book is concerned with the quantitative, usage based, and aggregational study of linguistic variation. Even though dialectologists, register analysts, typologists, and quantitative linguists deal with linguistic variation, there has been little interaction across these fields. The contributions, written by renowned specialists in their subfields, demonstrate that there is mutual inspiration by thinking outside the disciplinary box.Previous sociolectometric studies collected a set of lexical variables by hand, but this manual approach would be unfeasible when it is ... On the basis of these models, candidate lexical variables are automatically generated, facilitating large scale lexical sociolectometry. ... term lectometry, which has as its typical outcome a map or visualization that reflects linguistic dissimilarities between the lects underanbsp;...

Title:Aggregating Dialectology, Typology, and Register Analysis
Author:Benedikt Szmrecsanyi, Bernhard Wälchli
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2014-01-31


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