Corpus-based Analysis and Diachronic LinguisticseBook - 2011
Nowadays, linguists do not question the existence of synchronic variation, and the dichotomy between synchrony and diachrony. They recognize that synchrony can be motivated regionally (diatopic variation), sociolinguistically (diastratic variation), or stylistically (diaphasic variation). But, further, they can also recognize the hybrid nature of synchrony, which is referred to as ""dynamic synchrony."" This conception of synchrony assumes that similar patterns of usage can coexist in a community during a certain period and that their mutual relations are not static but conflicting enough to r.
Publisher: Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (300 pages)