Introduction: Analysing and explaining syntactic variation

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The introduction to this volume sums up and discusses some of the issues fundamental to the study of syntactic variation, such as the problem of semantic equivalence (since syntactic variants often have different meanings), the delimitation of syntactic alternations, the relation between linguistic and social conditioning of syntactic variables, and the explanatory frameworks that are proposed in the chapters to account for the linguistic choices speakers make when employing syntactic alternants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExplanations in Sociosyntactic Variation
EditorsTanya Karoli Christensen, Torben Juel Jensen
Number of pages29
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9781108492843
ISBN (Electronic)9781108674942
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesStudies in Language Variation and Change

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - the sociolinguistic variable, explanatory frameworks, semantic equivalence, social conditioning, linguistic conditioning, language variation and change, language attitudes

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