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By Dirk Geeraerts

ISBN-10: 3110226456

ISBN-13: 9783110226454

Cognitive Sociolinguistics is a unique and burgeoning box of study which seeks to foster research into the socio-cognitive dimensions of language at a usage-based point. Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics brings jointly ten experiences into the social and conceptual facets of language-internal version. All ten contributions depend upon a company empirical foundation within the kind of complex corpus-based suggestions, experimental equipment and survey-based study, or a mixture of those. the hunt for ways which may appropriately resolve the complicated and multivariate dimensions intervening within the interaction among conceptual which means and variationist components is therefore one other attribute of the amount. when it comes to its descriptive scope, the amount covers 3 major components: lexical and lexical-semantic version, constructional version, and learn on lectal attitudes and acquisition. It hence illustrates how Cognitive Sociolinguistics reviews either the adaptation of which means, and the which means of edition.

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GZi (Y) i =1 The internal uniformity I’ for a set of concepts Z in the sample Y equals the sum of I-values for Zs weighted by the relative frequencies G of Z within the total set of Zs in Y. Table 2. Internal uniformity (I) for the FORWARD profile in EP and BP in the 1950s FORWARD P50 atacante avançado 8,8 77,8 71,6 5128,8 avante I B50 I 36,6 1340,7 0,9 0,9 0,0 0,0 dianteiro 19,2 369,2 6,8 45,8 forward 0,1 0,0 5,2 27,4 ponta-de-lança 0,3 0,1 1,5 2,4 55,8 48,9 2393,5 38,1 The I/I’ measure is here used mainly in a comparative perspective.

The proportion of terms possessing a special feature, or A measure, is given in the following formulae. As with the U and U’ measures, the A’ measure takes into account the relative frequency of each concept whereas the A measure does not. n A K,Z (Y) = ∑ F Z,Y (Xi). WXi (K) i =1 The proportion A of all items x with feature K in the onomasiological profile of a concept Z in the subcorpus Y equals the sum of x’s relative frequencies weighted by the membership value W. n A’K (Y) = ∑ i =1 A K,Zi (Y).

The profiles for football are: BACK, BALL, COACH, CORNER, DRIBBLING, FORWARD, FOUL, FREE KICK, GOAL1, GOAL2, GOALKEEPER, MATCH, MIDFIELDER, OFFSIDE, PENALTY, REFEREE, ASSISTANT REFEREE, SHOT/KICK, SHOT/PLAYING, TEAM, WINGER. The profiles for clothing are: BLOUSE F, CARDIGAN M/F, COAT F, COAT M, DRESS F, JACKET M/F, JACKET (BLOUSON) M/F, JEANS M/F, JUMPER M/F, LEGGINGS F, OVERCOAT M/F, RAINCOAT M/F, SHIRT M, SHORT JACKET F, SHORT JACKET M, SHORT TROUSERS M/F, SKIRT F, 46 Augusto Soares da Silva SUIT M, SUIT/OUTFIT F, TAILORED JACKET M/F, TROUSERS M/F, T-SHIRT M/F.

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