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Language complexity as an evolving variable

Language complexity as an evolving variable

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Complexity (Linguistics)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [272]-298) and index.

    Statementedited by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, and Peter Trudgill.
    SeriesOxford linguistics, Studies in the evolution of language -- 13
    ContributionsSampson, Geoffrey., Gil, David., Trudgill, Peter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP128.C664 L36 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 309 p. :
    Number of Pages309
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23916090M
    ISBN 109780199545216, 9780199545223
    LC Control Number2009921229

    Nichols, J. (). Linguistic complexity: a comprehensive definition and survey. In G. Sampson, D. Gil & P. Trudgill (Eds), Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable, – New York: Oxford University Press. O’Loughlin, K. (). Lexical density in candidate output on Author: Vinh Thi To, Ahmar Mahboob.   Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable; Geoffrey Leech, Marianne Hundt, Christian Mair & Nicholas Smith. Change in Contemporary English. A Grammatical Study; Phonological Weakness in English: From Old English to Present-day English; Jonathan B. Himes. The Old English Epic of Author: Ursula Schaefer.

    9 - Complexity and Language Contact: A Socio-Cognitive Framework. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Complexity in Language. Edited by Salikoko S. Mufwene, Language complexity as an evolving variable, Cited by: 1.   Here is an interview with me about my understanding of language complexity. The interview is by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, and Peter Trudgill, as the final chapter in their forthcoming book, Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable, to appear from Oxford University Press.

    Although a growing number of second language acquisition (SLA) studies take linguistic complexity as a dependent variable, the term is still poorly defined and often used with different meanings. On the basis of complex system theory and the frontier researches of Chinese and foreign linguistics in this field, this paper systematically discusses the conceptual connotation of language complexity, and generalizes the essential characteristics in quality and quantity, which is non-linearity and high organizational depth. The non-linearity is mainly manifested as imbalance, emergence and.


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Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable Edited by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, and Peter Trudgill Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language.

Re-opens a central debate in linguistics and social science: are all languages equal and equally complex; Challenges basic assumptions in linguistic theory.

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From: Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable Oxford University Press (ed.) David Gil, Geoffrey Sampson, Peter Trudgill An interview with Dan Everett One of the most startling recent events in linguistics was the publication in of an article by Dan Everett (then of the University of Manchester, and since chairing.

De Vos, Connie./ [Review of the book Language complexity as an evolving variable, G. Sampson, D. Gil and P. Trudgill, ].In: Linguist List Issues. ; Vol. Language complexity is a topic in linguistics which can be divided into several sub-topics such as phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic complexity.

The subject also carries importance for language evolution. Although the concept of language complexity is an old one, the current interest has largely emerged since the beginning of the 21st century as it was previously considered.

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Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable reopens the debate. Geoffrey Sampson's introductory chapter re-examines and clarifies the notion and theoretical importance of complexity in language, linguistics, cognitive science, and evolution.

The book is an engaging if unsatisfying argument for the hypothesis of language complexity as an evolving variable. Clearly needed is a better-shared understanding of what 'language complexity' is.

Comrie ( ) suggested that this be thought of as what language evolution adds (for example morphophonemic alternation and suppletion).

Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable (Oxford Studies in the Evolution of Language Book 13) eBook: Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, Peter Trudgill: : Kindle Store3/5(1). Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable edited by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, and Peter Trudgill For much of the twentieth century it was an axiom of linguistics that “all.

Book Reviews Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable. Edited by GEOFFREY SAMPSON, DAVID GIL, and PETER TRUDGILL. Studies in the Evolution of Language Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp. xiii + $ (cloth), $ (paper). Reviewed by Jeffrey Heath, University of Michigan This volume, based on a workshop in Leipzig, begins with a self.

This fascinating book challenges the idea that languages are equally complex. Eighteen scholars look at evidence from a wide range of times and places. They consider the links between linguistic structure and change and social complexity. Their conclusions challenge conventional ideas about the nature of language and contemporary theory.

LANGUAGE, VOL NUMBER 3 (20 1 0) Indiana University Department of Linguistics Memorial Hall E 3rd St. Bloomington, IN [[email protected]] [[email protected]] Language complexity as an evolving variable.

by Geoffrey Sampson, David Gil, and Peter Trudgill. (Studies in the evolution of language). Oxford: Oxford. Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable Front Page Venue Other Conference Information Programme Abstracts Other Information about Leipzig Programme Thursday, 12 April - Registration - Opening Remarks - A linguistic axiom challenged Geoffrey Sampson - Cross-linguistic comparison of complexity.

Thus, if there is serious disagreement about whether language complexity is a universal constant or an evolving variable, that is surely a question which merits careful scrutiny. Complexity in Language: A Multifaceted Phenomenon. Salikoko S. Mufwene, hand, one is also shocked by the scarcity of works that explain what COMPLEXITY is, apparently 1.

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Add to Basket # Local Tags Statistics Release History Details Summary. Released Book Language complexity as an evolving variable MPS-Authors Gil, David Department of Linguistics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Society; Language complexity as an evolving variable.

Oxford: Oxford Cited by: complexity dogma has been nourished by several dedicated workshops and conferences (for example, the workshop on»Language Complexity as an Evolving Variable«, hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolution-ary Anthropology in Leipzig,), a number of pertinent journal papers (e.g.