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Analogy in Grammar: Form and Acquisition

James P. Blevins and Juliette Blevins

Abstract

Analogy is a central component of language structure, language processing, and language change. This book addresses central questions about the form and acquisition of analogy in grammar. What patterns of structural similarity do speakers select as the basis for analogical extension? What types of items are particularly susceptible or resistant to analogical pressures? At what levels do analogical processes operate and how do processes interact? What formal mechanisms are appropriate for modeling analogy? What analogical processes are evident in language acquisition? Answers to these questions ... More

Keywords: analogy, grammar, acquisition, morphology, syntax, paradigms, probabilistic linguistics, typology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199547548
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547548.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James P. Blevins, editor
University of Cambridge
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Juliette Blevins, editor
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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