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Competing motivations in grammar and usage

Author: Brian MacWhinney; Andrej Malchukov; Edith A Moravcsik
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines the conflicting factors that shape the content and form of grammatical rules in language, which speakers and addressees need to contend with when expressing themselves and when trying to comprehend messages. Chapters examine adult language, first and second language acquisition, and the motivations behind historical change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian MacWhinney; Andrej Malchukov; Edith A Moravcsik
ISBN: 9780191780158 0191780154 9780198709848 0198709846
OCLC Number: 900818162
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PART I: COMPETITION IN SYNTAX: GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS AND WORD ORDER; PART II: COMPETITION IN MORPHOSYNTAX AND THE LEXICON; PART III: GENERAL ISSUES AND THE EXTENSION OF THE APPROACH
Responsibility: edited by Brian MacWhinney, Anj Malchukov and Edith Moravcsik.

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