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Metody korpusowe i kwantytatywne w językoznawstwie historycznym
Corpus and Quantitative Methods in Historical Linguistics

Author(s): Rafał L. Górski
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: corpus linguistics; historical linguistics; quantitative linguistics; corpora; grammaticalization
Summary/Abstract: The paper presents the use of machine-readable corpora in historical linguistics, as well as methods elaborated for analyses of present-day language, which are widely adopted to the examination of diachronic processes. These methods enable a more thorough observation of the course and mechanisms which drive language changes. Abundance of data offered by the corpora allows for a wider use of the methods of quantitative linguistics. These in turn allow for identifying some cognitive motivations of diachronic processes as well as estimating the dynamics of the change.

  • Page Range: 65-81
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish