Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics (Cognitive Linguistic by Dirk Geeraerts

By Dirk Geeraerts

Cognitive Sociolinguistics is a singular and burgeoning box of analysis which seeks to foster research into the socio-cognitive dimensions of language at a usage-based point. Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics brings jointly ten reports into the social and conceptual features of language-internal version. All ten contributions depend upon an organization empirical foundation within the type of complicated corpus-based recommendations, experimental tools and survey-based examine, or a mixture of those. the hunt for ways that can safely get to the bottom of the advanced and multivariate dimensions intervening within the interaction among conceptual which means and variationist elements is therefore one other attribute of the amount. when it comes to its descriptive scope, the amount covers 3 major components: lexical and lexical-semantic edition, constructional version, and study on lectal attitudes and acquisition. It hence illustrates how Cognitive Sociolinguistics reports either the adaptation of which means, and the that means of version.

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Nl/dialect/wld/). The materials included in the WLD come from many sources. The bulk of the data was collected by means of questionnaires specifically designed for the dictionary project, but these questionnaires were complemented with material from older dialect surveys and sundry sources. However, because we would like to base our study on maximally homogeneous material in terms of age and geographical scope, we will only be using the questionnaires N10, N106, N107, N108 and N109. All of these were applied fairly systematically over the entire geographical region covered by the dictionary, in a fairly recent period (roughly, the last third of the previous century).

Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press. Kretzschmar, William A. 2006 Art and science in computational dialectology. Literary and Linguistic Computing 21: 399-410. Kristiansen, Gitte 2003 How to do things with allophones: Linguistic stereotypes as cognitive reference points in social cognition. In Cognitive Models in Language and Thought, CLR 24, René Dirven, Roslyn M. ), 69-120. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter. ) 2008 Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Language Variation, Cultural Models, Social Systems.

This corpus is structured according to geographical, diachronic and stylistic variables and has, at present, an extension of 4 million tokens from the formal register (used in sports newspapers and fashion magazines) and 15 million tokens from the informal register (of Internet football chats and clothes labels). pt/ACDC (a distributed resource center for language technology for Portuguese; Santos and Sarmento 2003, Santos 2009). The analysis was carried out for 21 sets of synonymous terms (or onomasiological profiles) from the lexical field of football, which means that a total number of 183 terms were studied in a database containing 90,202 observations of these terms used in sports newspapers and 143,946 observations of their use in Internet chats.

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