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By Dirk Geeraerts; Gitte Kristiansen; Yves Peirsman

ISBN-10: 3110226456

ISBN-13: 9783110226454

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Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics brings jointly ten experiences into the social and conceptual elements of language-internal edition. the amount covers 3 major parts the place Cognitive Linguistics and sociolinguistics meet: lexical and lexical-semantic version, constructional version, and examine on lectal attitudes and acquisition. All ten contributions depend upon a company empirical foundation within the shape of Read more...

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half I. Lexical and lexical-semantic version: Heterodox notion beneficial properties and onomasiological heterogeneity in dialects / Dirk Geeraerts and Dirk Speelman --
Measuring and parameterizing lexical convergence and divergence among ecu and Brazilian Portuguese / Augusto Soares da Silva --
outstanding insights into semantic edition / Justyna A. Robinson --
utilising note area types to Sociolinguistics: faith Names prior to and After September 11 / Yves Peirsman, Kris Heylen and Dirk Geeraerts --
half 2. Constructional edition: The English genitive alternation in a cognitive sociolinguistics point of view / Benedikt Szmrecsanyi --
(Not) buying grammatical gender in different types of Dutch / Gunther De Vogelaer --
Lectal version in constructional semantics: 'Benefactive' ditransitives in Dutch / Timothy Colleman --
half three. version of lectal wisdom and attitudes: Lectal acquisition and linguistic stereotype formation / Gitte Kristiansen --
Investigations into the folk's psychological types of linguistic forms / Raphael Berthele --
A cognitive method of quantitative sociolinguistic edition: facts from TH-fronting in relevant Scotland / Lynn Clark and Graeme Trousdale.
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Given domains like procreation and defecation, taboo is obviously relevant for the lexical field of the human body. Negative affect is not restricted to such obvious taboo areas, however. e. we find concepts that are explicitly marked as negative and that were surveyed as such. Examples are NEUS (SPOTNAAM) ‘nose (pejorative)’, GEZICHT (SPOTNAAM) ‘face (pejorative)’, and HOOFD (SPOTNAAM) ‘head (pejorative)’. In practical terms, we did not start from these labels, but we used the same method for the identification of negative affect as for the identification of lack of familiarity: seven members of our research group rated the 206 bodily concepts in the database on a five point scale of negative affect, with 1 indicating no negative affect, and 5 a strong negative affect.

Although we consider this to be an exploratory study, the overall results will be indubitable: concept features have a marked effect on heteronymy. In disciplinary terms, the present study intends to contribute to three strands of research. First, it continues the line of quantitative, usage-based studies of onomasiological variation that was developed in our Leuven research group in the wake of Geeraerts, Grondelaers and Bakema (1994) and Geeraerts (1997): see Geeraerts, Grondelaers and Speelman (1999), and compare Speelman, Grondelaers and Geeraerts (2003) for an introduction to the methodological background.

Formal onomasiological variation, of which contextual variation is an integral part, is essentially the most specific subject of sociolexicology and of this study. Data was gathered from the lexical fields of football and fashion/clothing due to their popularity and the fact that they are susceptible to the influence of foreign languages. A third lexical field is still under study – health. The empirical background of this sociolexicological study consists of several thousand observations of the use of denotational synonyms which designate 43 nominal concepts from football and clothing terminologies.

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