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Language and complex systems

Language and complex systems (Loan 3 times)

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Kretzschmar, William A.
Title Statement
Language and complex systems / William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New York :   Cambridge University Press,   2015.  
Physical Medium
xiv, 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9781107100459 (hardback)
요약
"An understanding of language as a complex system helps us to think differently about linguistics, and helps us to address the impact of linguistic interaction. This book demonstrates how the science of complex systems changes every area of linguistics: how to make a grammar, how to think about the history of language, how language works in the brain, and how it works in social settings. Kretzschmar argues that to construct the best grammars of languages it is necessary to understand the complex system of speech. Each chapter makes specific recommendations for how linguists should manage empirical data in order to form better generalizations about a language and its varieties. The book will be welcomed by students and scholars working in linguistics and English language, especially the study of language variation and the historical development of English"--
Content Notes
Machine generated contents note: 1. Language and complex systems; 2. Linguistics, science, the humanities, and complex systems; 3. Usage-based linguistics and complex systems; 4. Grammar and complex systems; 5. Complex systems and the history of the English language; 6. Neural networks and complex systems; 7. Sociolinguistics, communities, and complex systems; 8. Postmodernism and complex systems.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Language and languages --Variation --Data processing. Language and languages --Variation --Research. Cognitive grammar --Data processing. System theory --Data processing. Computational complexity --Data processing. Speech acts (Linguistics). Structural linguistics. Historical linguistics.
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245 1 0 ▼a Language and complex systems / ▼c William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.
260 ▼a New York : ▼b Cambridge University Press, ▼c 2015.
300 ▼a xiv, 230 p. : ▼b ill. ; ▼c 24 cm.
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 8 ▼a Machine generated contents note: 1. Language and complex systems; 2. Linguistics, science, the humanities, and complex systems; 3. Usage-based linguistics and complex systems; 4. Grammar and complex systems; 5. Complex systems and the history of the English language; 6. Neural networks and complex systems; 7. Sociolinguistics, communities, and complex systems; 8. Postmodernism and complex systems.
520 ▼a "An understanding of language as a complex system helps us to think differently about linguistics, and helps us to address the impact of linguistic interaction. This book demonstrates how the science of complex systems changes every area of linguistics: how to make a grammar, how to think about the history of language, how language works in the brain, and how it works in social settings. Kretzschmar argues that to construct the best grammars of languages it is necessary to understand the complex system of speech. Each chapter makes specific recommendations for how linguists should manage empirical data in order to form better generalizations about a language and its varieties. The book will be welcomed by students and scholars working in linguistics and English language, especially the study of language variation and the historical development of English"-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
650 0 ▼a Language and languages ▼x Variation ▼x Data processing.
650 0 ▼a Language and languages ▼x Variation ▼x Research.
650 0 ▼a Cognitive grammar ▼x Data processing.
650 0 ▼a System theory ▼x Data processing.
650 0 ▼a Computational complexity ▼x Data processing.
650 0 ▼a Speech acts (Linguistics).
650 0 ▼a Structural linguistics.
650 0 ▼a Historical linguistics.
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Contents information

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
List of figures = ix
List of tables = xiii
Acknowledgements = xiv
Introduction = 1
1 Language and complex systems = 5
 Examples of complex systems = 7
 Principles of complex systems = 11
 Language as a complex system = 19
2 Linguistics, science, the humanities, and complex systems = 36
 Linguistics as a science = 36
 The epistemology of modern science : Wilson and Gould = 38
 An alternative to reductionism = 44
 The social history of modern science among the disciplines = 47
 The humanities as modern science? = 52
3 Usage-based linguistics and complex systems = 56
 Paul Hopper(1987) = 57
 Paul Hopper and Elizabeth Traugott(1993) = 59
 Joan Bybee(2001) = 61
 Janet Pierrehumbert(2001) = 64
 Adele Goldberg(2006) = 68
 Michael Tomasello(2003) = 70
 Nick Ellis and Diane Larsen-Freeman(2009) = 73
 Joan Bybee(2010) = 76
 Usage-based linguistics and complex systems = 78
4 Grammar and complex systems = 81
 Zipf's Law and the 80��20 Rule = 83
 English grammar = 86
 Complexity science and grammar = 93
 Improved grammars = 96
5 Complex systems and the history of the English language = 105
 Clockwork = 106
 Grammaticalization = 109
 A-curve frequency profiles = 112
 Punctuated equilibrium in language change = 121
6 Neural networks and complex systems = 131
 Models in cognitive science = 134
 Neural network simulations = 138
 Self-Organizing Maps = 141
 Making word choices = 150
7 Sociolinguistics, communities, and complex systems = 155
 Classic North American sociolinguistics = 155
 Speech communities and populations of speakers = 164
 New varieties = 167
 An experiment on scale-free communities = 170
 Measurement of scale-free data = 180
 Complex systems for sociolinguists = 192
8 Postmodernism and complex systems = 201
 Fashionable nonsense = 202
 Postmodernism and speech = 207
 Last words = 212
References = 214
Index = 224

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