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Title: Syntax and Variation
Subtitle: Reconciling the Biological and the Social
Edited By: Leonie Cornips
Karen P Corrigan
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20265
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 265
Description:

The papers in this collection share a common interest in the empirical,
theoretical and meta-theoretical aspects of the 'internal-external'
('formal-functional') debate in linguistic theory. The primary aim of this
volume is to initiate cooperation between internationally renowned
generative and variationist linguists with a view to developing an
innovative and more cohesive approach to syntactic variation. The present
volume contains treatments incorporating the analysis of external factors
into accounts focusing on the internal linguistic conditioning of syntactic
variation and change cross-linguistically. As such, it offers novel
approaches to three key areas of current linguistic debate, viz. (1)
Methodological practices, (2) Theoretical applications and (3) Modularity.
The volume is, therefore, an important achievement for the progress of
linguistic theory more generally and it is an even more crucial milestone
in the coming-of-age of 'Socio-Syntax' as a discipline in its own right.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Syntax
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ISBN: 902724779X
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Pages: vi, 312
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