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Research project

Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language variation in its structural, conceptual and cultural dimensions.

Director(s)

Pütz Martin, Reif Monika, Robinson Justyna.

Description

Within Cognitive Linguistics and other cognitively oriented approaches to language there is a growing interest for language variation in all its dimensions, as witnessed by several publications, most recently by the landmark-fixing collective volume Cognitive Sociolinguistics (2008), edited by Gitte Kristiansen and René Dirven. In the past decades, linguistic analyses within Cognitive Linguistics or other cognitively oriented theories were all too often carried out at the level of ¡a general, uniform language¢, disregarding the rich and complex patterns of intralingual and communicative variation in that language. Cognitive Sociolinguistic research fills this gap in an enriched manner, by combining the CL theoretical framework with the empirical methods used in sociolinguistics and social science at large." (Martin Pütz) 15-18 March 2010, 34th International LAUD Symposium: "Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language variation in its structural, conceptual and cultural dimensions", at the University of Koblenz-Landau (Landau Campus). Presentation:"A socio-linguistic analysis of the German alternation between bis an and bis zu constructions." Publication: (2010)"A socio-linguistic analysis of the German alternation between bis an and bis zu constructions". In: LAUD Preprints, Series A, number 739, 29-49. Essen: LAUD. ISSN:1435-6473. (2012)"A socio-linguistic analysis of the German alternation between bis an and bis zu constructions". In Monika Reif, Justyna A. Robinson & Martin Pütz (eds.), Variation in Language and Language Use: Linguistic, Socio-Cultural and Cognitive Perspectives, 348-369. Series: Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft/Duisburg Papers on Research in Language and Culture" (DASK). Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Keywords

sociolinguistics / cognitive linguistics / language variation / cultural dimension / structural dimension / conceptual dimension.

Collaboration(s)

Université de Koblenz-Landau.