By Dirk Geeraerts
Cognitive Sociolinguistics is a unique and burgeoning box of analysis which seeks to foster research into the socio-cognitive dimensions of language at a usage-based point. Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics brings jointly ten stories into the social and conceptual elements of language-internal version. All ten contributions depend upon an organization empirical foundation within the type of complicated corpus-based ideas, experimental tools and survey-based study, or a mix of those. the hunt for ways that could competently get to the bottom of the complicated and multivariate dimensions intervening within the interaction among conceptual that means and variationist elements is therefore one other attribute of the quantity. when it comes to its descriptive scope, the amount covers 3 major parts: lexical and lexical-semantic edition, constructional version, and examine on lectal attitudes and acquisition. It therefore illustrates how Cognitive Sociolinguistics stories either the difference of which means, and the that means of edition.
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In fact, the results show uniformity values between 44% and 57%, which means that half of the sample corresponds to differences between the varieties. These results, therefore, do not confirm the divergence expectation between EP and BP. There seems to be a convergence pattern in the first two periods, but only at the level of the weighted measure. The convergence pattern is not very clear, since the difference between the percentages from both periods is not high. It should be mentioned that all the phonetic and graphic variants were considered as alternative terms of the onomasiological profile in question.
Vagueness and negative affect will be included in the form of a single operationalization, but salience will be measured in the form of three distinct factors (which will be considered separately in the analysis): the habituality of the concept, the number of null responses for the concept, and the number of multiword expressions featuring among the designations of the concept. Let us now look at each of these five factors (the three salience factors, vagueness, and negative affect) in turn, and indicate why exactly we have included them and how we have tried to measure them.
Following this introduction, the second section provides the essential elements of the theoretical and methodological framework of this cognitive and quantitative sociolexicological study of the Portuguese language. The third and fourth sections present uniformity results and item/concept-related results respectively. Special emphasis is placed on the mutual impact of uniformity and item-related features. Additionally, the fifth section gives some insights into the question of stratification. The conclusions and topics for further research are given in the last section.
Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics (Cognitive Linguistic Research) by Dirk Geeraerts