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Title Complexity, isolation, and variation / edited by Raffaela Baechler and Guido Seiler
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2016]
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Series Linguae & litterae, 1869-7054 ; volume 57
Linguae & litterae ; 57. 1869-7054
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Inflectional complexity of nouns, adjectives and articles in closely related (non-)isolated varieties -- On the origins of complexity: evidence from Germanic -- An information-theoretic approach to assess linguistic complexity -- On complexity of interrogative syntax in Northern Italian dialects -- Complex edges, transparent frontiers: grammatical complexity and language spreads -- A true split? Typological and sociolinguistic considerations on contact intensity effects -- The sociolinguistics of non-equicomplexity
Summary Complexity of grammatical structure has become a center of interest in recent typological and dialectological research. The contributions of the present volume discuss structural complexity from the perspective of language variation and change. Particular attention is paid to the hypothesis that languages and varieties spoken by small, isolated communities tend to display greater complexity than others
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Complexity (Linguistics)
Language and languages -- Variation.
Form Electronic book
Author Baechler, Raffaela.
Seiler, Guido.
LC no. 2016054464
ISBN 3110347385
3110348969 (PDF)
3110386453 (Epub)
9783110348965 (PDF)
9783110386455 (Epub)
(hardcover : alk. paper)