Download E-books Qualitative-Quantitative Analyses of Dutch and Afrikaans Grammar and Lexicon (Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics) PDF

By Robert S. Kirsner

Sharing yes assumptions yet differing in concept and perform, either Columbia university linguistics (CS) and Cognitive Grammar (CG) have more and more supported their analyses with quantitative proof. quotation of person sentences, in isolation or in context, has been supplemented with counts of linguistic varieties in texts, informant questionnaires, and belief exams. the current quantity, carrying on with a discussion among CS and CG, deals six such qualitative-quantitative reports, one on Afrikaans and 5 on Dutch. themes contain (a) demonstratives, (b) pragmatic debris and imperatives, (c) a complicated “dismissive” idiom, (d) innovative point, and (e) oblique gadgets. whereas CS is best suited to studying really closed platforms (e.g. demanding, pronouns), CG offers extra perception into the vagaries of the amorphous lexicon. the writer additionally deals own comments on “linguistics as a direction” and discusses how in a single case a mistaken prediction displays his twin position as either linguist and pupil of Dutch as a overseas language.

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