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Title Theoretical approaches to linguistic variation / edited by Ermenegildo Bidese, Federica Cognola and Manuela Caterina Moroni.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2016]

Series Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today ; v. 234.
Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today.
Subject Language and languages -- Variation -- Research.
Languages in contact -- Research.
Linguistic change -- Research.
Romance languages -- Variation.
Germanic languages -- Variation.
Bilingualism -- Social aspects.
Sociolinguistics.
Alt Name Bidese, Ermenegildo,
Cognola, Federica,
Moroni, Manuela Caterina.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Theoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. General overview: Current trends in language variation and aims of this volume; 2. Language variation and the notion of interface; 3. On the relationship between language variation and language change; 4. The single contributions; References; Germanic and Romance Onset Clusters -- how to account for microvariation; 1. Introduction; 2. Consonant clusters and the sonority sequencing principle.
3. Onset clusters in Standard German and in Southern Bavarian varieties3.1 Standard German; 3.2 The Tyrolean dialects, Mòcheno, and Lusern Cimbrian; 4. Standard Italian and the Trentino dialects; 5. An analysis of dialectal microvariation; 5.1 A typology of sonority distance in onset clusters ; 5.2 Alternative analyses of minimal grammatical difference; 6. Conclusions; References; Adverb and participle agreement; 1. Introduction; 2. Status quaestionis in Romance; 2.1 Adverbs in southern Italian dialects; 2.2 Adjectival adverbs, adverbial adjectives.
3. Adverb agreement in southern Italian dialects3.1 The dialects of the 'Lausberg Area'; 3.2 Transitives; 3.2.1 A subject-adverb agreement pattern?; 3.3 Unaccusatives; 3.4 Unergatives; 3.5 Interim summary; 4. Effects on past participle agreement; 4.1 The general picture; 4.2 Insertion of the adjectival adverbs; 5. Towards a structural interpretation; 5.1 Agreement of non-metaphonic participles; 5.2 Notes on the roots bon- and mal-; 5.3 Adverb and participle agreement in Parameter Hierarchies; 6. Conclusive remarks and remaining questions; Appendix; References.
Why a bed can be slept in but not underIntroduction: The class of English prepositional verbs*; 1. Extracting from inside the PP: Wh- vs DP-extraction; 2. Tackling (V+P): Reanalysis; 2.1 The problems with Reanalysis; 3. Incorporation "without" incorporation; 3.1 Baker (1988) on PPass; 3.2 A little diatopic variation: P-Stranding in Northern German and Dutch; 4. Breaking down vP; 4.1 Are applied objects "more object-like" than canonical objects?; 4.2 The level of affectedness; 4.3 The basic structure of PVs; 4.4 The odd men out: Non-passivizing PVs; 4.6 Variation in applicative constructions.
ConclusionsReferences; On the variable nature of head final effects in German and English; 1. Introduction; 2. The HFF as a syntactic condition; 3. On the mapping between syntactic and prosodic structure; 3.1 Background Information; 3.2 Prosodic domain formation in a phase-based approach; 3.3 Syntactic structure and default prominence; 3.4 Further operations in phonology proper; 4. The HFF as a metrical condition; 5. The HFF as a morphological condition; 6. Additional HF-effects in the German v-domain; 7. HF-Effects and the FOFC; 8. Conclusions; References.
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ISBN 9789027266316 (pdf)
902726631X (pdf)
9789027257178 (hb ; alk. paper)
9027257175 (hb ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 961924022
Additional Format Print version: Theoretical approaches to linguistic variation. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2016] 9789027257178 (DLC) 2016033551.


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