Sociolinguistic variation in English derivational Productivity

By: Tanja Säily

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The research presented in this book explores sociolinguistic variation and change in the morphological productivity of the nominal suffixes -ness and -ity from Early Modern English to Present-day English. To do this, it employs robust methods to compare item frequencies over time and across social categories. Developed in collaboration with computer scientists, the methods include measures of statistical significance as well as visualisations revealing variability within (sub) corpora and facilitating exploration. In addition to research into individual linguistic features, the methods can be used to compare corpora and study genre continuity. Printed Pages: 284.

Title: Sociolinguistic variation in English derivational Productivity

Author Name: Tanja Säily

Categories: Linguistics,

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2014

ISBN: 9519040501

ISBN 13: 9789519040509

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 116169

Keywords: Sociolinguistic variation in English derivational Productivity Tanja Säily