Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language
By (author) Joan L. Bybee
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Frequency of Use and the Organization of Language by Joan L. Bybee
Book DescriptionThis volume collects three decades of articles by distinguish linguist Joan Bybee. Her articles essentially argue for the importance of frequency of use as a factor in the analysis and explanation of language structure. Her work has been very influential for a broad range of researchers in linguistics, particularly in discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, phonology, phonetics, and historical linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195301571
(235mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Joan L. Bybee
Language Change, Hardback (May 2015)
This new introduction explores all aspects of language change, with an emphasis on the role of cognition and language use.
Language, Usage and Cognition, Hardback (April 2010)
Outlines a theory of language use and language change, focusing on the processes that give languages their structure and variance.
Phonology and Language Use, Paperback (February 2003)
Reinvestigates how a speaker/hearer's experience with language affects the representation of phonology.
Evolution of Grammar, Paperback (September 1994)» View all books by Joan L. Bybee
This study focuses on the use and meaning of grammatical markers of tense, aspect and modality, and identifies a universal set of grammatical categories. It argues that the same paths of change occur in languages in different phyla and that movement along these paths is in one direction only.
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Author Biography - Joan L. Bybee
Joan Bybee is Professor of Linguistics, University of New Mexico
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