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The Resource More support for more-support : the role of processing constraints on the choice between synthetic and analytic comparative forms, Britta Mondorf

More support for more-support : the role of processing constraints on the choice between synthetic and analytic comparative forms, Britta Mondorf

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More support for more-support : the role of processing constraints on the choice between synthetic and analytic comparative forms
Title
More support for more-support
Title remainder
the role of processing constraints on the choice between synthetic and analytic comparative forms
Statement of responsibility
Britta Mondorf
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book provides the most comprehensive account so far of novel and hitherto unexplained factors operative in the choice between synthetic (prouder) and analytic (more proud) comparatives. It argues that the underlying motivation in using the analytic variant is to mitigate processing demand - a compensatory strategy referred to as more-support.The analytic variant is claimed to be better suited to environments of increased processing complexity ... presumably owing to its ability to facilitate early phrase structure recognition, the more transparent one-to-one relation between form and function and possibly because the degree marker more can serve as a structural signal foreshadowing cognitive complexity. A bird's eye view of 24 determinants reveals that the processing effort which triggers the analytic comparative emanates from structures that are phonologically, morphologically, syntactically, lexically, semantically or pragmatically complex. By bridging the gap between --
  • corpus-based variation research and psycholinguistic and typological approaches, the book breaks new ground in uncovering the functional motivation behind the continued variability of synthetic-analytic contrasts." --Book Jacket
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1963-
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Mondorf, Britta
Dewey number
425/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1241
LC item number
.M66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in language variation
Series volume
v. 4
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  • English language
  • English language
  • Comparison (Grammar)
  • English language
  • English language
  • Comparison (Grammar)
Label
More support for more-support : the role of processing constraints on the choice between synthetic and analytic comparative forms, Britta Mondorf
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Theoretical preliminaries -- Methodological preliminaries -- More-support in phonology -- More-support in morphology -- More-support in the lexicon -- More-support in syntax -- More-support in semantics -- More-support in pragmatics/iconicity -- The emergence of more-support in diachrony -- More-support in British and American English -- Conclusion -- Theoretical implications and outlook -- References
Control code
317824679
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 222 pages
Isbn
9789027234841
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009014291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317824679
Label
More support for more-support : the role of processing constraints on the choice between synthetic and analytic comparative forms, Britta Mondorf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Theoretical preliminaries -- Methodological preliminaries -- More-support in phonology -- More-support in morphology -- More-support in the lexicon -- More-support in syntax -- More-support in semantics -- More-support in pragmatics/iconicity -- The emergence of more-support in diachrony -- More-support in British and American English -- Conclusion -- Theoretical implications and outlook -- References
Control code
317824679
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 222 pages
Isbn
9789027234841
Isbn Type
(hb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009014291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317824679

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