Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Croft, William (2008)

Abstract

Reply to Haspelmath (2008) in defense of iconicity as a principle of linguistic-typological explanation. Croft argues that Haspelmath's frequency-based account of Iconicity of Distance is not really conclusive since Haspelmath's arguments are based on relative type-wise frequency, but to deduce the relevant effects by Zipf's law, absolute token-wise frequency is what should matter. Empirically Croft focusses on Iconicity of Distance in the coding of alienable vs. inalienable possession.

Croft:2008
authorCroft, William
year2008
titleOn iconicity of distance
entrytypearticle
journalCognitive Linguistics
volume19
number1
pages49–57

BibTeX

@article{Croft:2008,
    author = {Croft, William },
    year = {2008},
    title = {On iconicity of distance },
    journal = {Cognitive Linguistics },
    volume = {19},
    number = {1},
    pages = {49–57},
}
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