Linguistic Structure and Change: An Explanation from Language Processing

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Index
This index does not contain entries such as English, explanation, language structure, and processing, because they recur so frequently throughout the book.
ablaut 119-20, 128-9, 141-4, 234-5, 238-9, 285
accommodation 121, 205
activation 59, 61, 107, 111-13, 118, 149-50, 158, 162,
217, 229, 242-3, 284-6, 297, 309-10
adaptability 293
addition 140-4, 154-5
addition bias 141, 153-4
address systems 45, 47
adjacent switches 168, 170-2
adult language processing 61
aerodynamic constraints 24
aesthetics 298-9
agglutinative languages 30-1, 38
agreement 160-1
allomorphy 122-3, 131
allophonic variation 120
allophony 229-30
ambisyllabicity 3-4, 82, 265, 273
analytic representation 145, 242, 307-8
antecedent conditions 12, 49
anthropocentrism 151
anticipation 166
anti-egalitarianism 45, 47
aphaeresis 101
aphasia 61
aphesis 101
Arabic 88-98, 274-7, 312-3
/a/-raising 249
archisegment 208-9
articulatory/auditory bottleneck 23, 244
assibilation 197, 216
assimilation 71-2, 113-18, 133, 172-5, 280
autonomy 6-7, 24, 26, 32
between-word errors 107
bipositional errors 159-60
blending 169
body 86-7
borrowing 227-8
Branching Direction Theory 36
bridge effect 155-6
Buhtūri 275-6
Busch 275-6
casual speech 115
categorical perception 201-2
category-changing 31, 182-4
category-preserving 182-4
Celtic 120
centre-embedding 32, 36
child language 62
closed-class items 220-4
cluster simplification 72-3, 119, 231
cluster types 74-5
cluster weight 76-7
coarticulation 171
colour perception 22
colour vocabulary 21
competence grammar 303-5, 313
competition 54, 235-6, 284-5, 287
complementariness 54
complexification 122, 153-5
computational simultaneity 162
conceptual distance 52
conceptualization 283
conflict 11, 48-9
connectio n as explanation 11
connectionism 59
consonanthood 79
consonant loss 228-9
consonant mutation 120, 301
consonant preservation 228
constraint satisfaction 42
contextual synonymy 156
continuity of rhyme 274
continuous perception 202
contrastive psycholinguistics 65
correspondence 282
Croatian 19
cross-level harmony 50
cue reliability 143
cumulative evidence 66
Danish 46
deductive-nomological explanation 12-13
deixis 43
Delectus 275-6
dependency 162-3
deregularization 233-5, 237-40
derivation 7-8
devocalization 187, 190
devoicing 24, 197
diachrony 293
diphthongization 187, 189-90

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Linguistic Structure and Change: An Explanation from Language Processing
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Abbreviations xii
  • 1 - On the 'Art' of Explanation 1
  • 2 - Explanation from a Macrolinguistic Perspective 18
  • 3 - Method 56
  • 4 - Language Structure 68
  • 5 - Language Change 165
  • 6 - Poetic Language 259
  • 7 - Discussion 278
  • 8 - A Psycholinguistic Model of Language Structure and Change 282
  • 9 - Implications for Psycholinguistic Theory 300
  • 10 - The Overall Perspective: Reductionist or Non-Reductionist? 302
  • References 314
  • Index 333
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