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Erfahrung zählt. Frequenzeffekte in der Sprache - ein Werkstattbericht = (Frequency as a Determinant in Usage-Based Models of Language Change, Language Processing and Language Acquisition)

Pfänder, Stefan and Behrens, Heike and Auer, Peter and Jacob, Daniel and Kailuweit, Rolf and Konieczny, Lars and Kortmann, Bernd and Mair, Christian and Strube, Gerhard. (2013) Erfahrung zählt. Frequenzeffekte in der Sprache - ein Werkstattbericht = (Frequency as a Determinant in Usage-Based Models of Language Change, Language Processing and Language Acquisition). Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik, 43 (169). pp. 7-32.

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Abstract

Frequency is defined in terms of number of occurrences of a given linguistic structure in a particular linguistic system or sub-system (as approximated by a suitable corpus). Frequency is assumed to be a possible determinant in usage-based models of language change, language acquisition and language processing. While the default assumption is that there is a non-trivial relation between frequency of occurrence thus defined and mental and structural representation, the frequency factor is being investigated with a view both to its explanatory potential and to its challenges in future research. The present paper is based on on-going research within the DFG funded research training group (GRK 1624) that carries out empirically rich and methodologically co-ordinated research on frequency effects in language, with an empirical focus on standard and non-standard varieties of European languages. In its integration of descriptive-linguistic and cognitivist approaches and its broad empirical corpus base, the on-going research opens up a new, constructively critical approach to usage-based modelling in linguistics. The two-pronged approach – extending the breadth of empirical coverage, while at the same time increasing the sophistication of the theoretical models – is a timely one.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Kognitive Linguistik und Spracherwerbsforschung (Behrens, dt. Sprachw.)
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Kognitive Linguistik und Spracherwerbsforschung (Behrens, engl. Sprachw.)
UniBasel Contributors:Behrens, Heike
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Metzler
ISSN:0049-8653
e-ISSN:2365-953X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:German
Last Modified:27 Dec 2017 08:08
Deposited On:31 Jan 2014 09:49

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