Introduction: Analysing and explaining syntactic variation

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The introduction to this volume sums up and discusses some of the issues fundamental to the study of syntactic variation, such as the problem of semantic equivalence (since syntactic variants often have different meanings), the delimitation of syntactic alternations, the relation between linguistic and social conditioning of syntactic variables, and the explanatory frameworks that are proposed in the chapters to account for the linguistic choices speakers make when employing syntactic alternants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExplanations in Sociosyntactic Variation
EditorsTanya Karoli Christensen, Torben Juel Jensen
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
SeriesStudies in Language Variation and Change

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