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CLS Speaker Series - Meredith Tamminga (University of Pennsylvania) Architectural implications of the dynamics of variation

When Sep 23, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where 127 Moore
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Architectural implications of the dynamics of variation

 

In this talk I discuss the proposal from Tamminga, MacKenzie and Embick (forthcoming) of a framework that recognizes three types of factors conditioning linguistic variation: sociostylistic (s-), internal linguistic (i-), and psychophysiological (p-). I elaborate on the point that p-conditioning and i-conditioning are distinct in their mental implementation, and discuss what implications this point has for a) understanding the locality of the factors conditioning alternations, b) the universality and language-specificity of variation, and c) the general question of whether grammar and language use are distinct.