Efficiency and complexity in grammars

John Hawkins demonstrates a clear link between how languages are used and the conventions of their grammars. He sets out a theory in which performance shapes grammars and accounts for the variation patterns found in the world's languages

Main Author: Hawkins, John A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2004, 2004
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:John Hawkins demonstrates a clear link between how languages are used and the conventions of their grammars. He sets out a theory in which performance shapes grammars and accounts for the variation patterns found in the world's languages
Physical Description:xvii, 303 p.
ISBN:9780191719301
0191719307