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Linguistic simplicity and complexity

John H. McWhorter

Linguistic simplicity and complexity

why do languages undress?

by John H. McWhorter

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Published by De Gruyter Mouton in Berlin, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Second language acquisition,
  • Languages in contact,
  • Complexity (Linguistics)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby John H. McWhorter
    SeriesLanguage contact and bilingualism -- 1
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP128.C664 M39 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24848635M
    ISBN 109781934078372, 9781934078396
    LC Control Number2011018843

    Ten laws of simplicity for business, technology, and design that teach us how to need less but get more. Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We're rebelling against technology that's too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by megabyte "read me" manuals. The iPod's clean gadgetry has made simplicity hip. There’s an ongoing debate about the merits of simplicity vs. complexity. “People want things simple and easy to use!” proclaim some. “Balderdash – they want complex and powerful behavior!” exclaims the other side. And back and forth they argue, gnashing teeth and brandishing keyboards. I.

    texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK Simplicity and complexity in games of the intellect Item Preview remove-circle Language English. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH Camera.   Linguistic Simplicity and Complexity: Why do Lan- guages Undress? Boston: De Gruyter Mouton For a long time, linguists believed in the “linguistic equi-complexity dogma” (Kusters, 5), according to which, on the whole, all languages are equally complex.

    This book examines the question of whether languages can differ in grammatical complexity and, if so, how relative complexity differences might be measured. The volume differs from others devoted to the question of complexity in language in that the authors all approach the problem from the point of view of formal grammatical theory, psycholinguistics, or neurolinguistics.   “Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd.” – Kevin Barnett. “Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.” – Winston Churchill. “The evolution of knowledge is toward simplicity, not complexity.” – L. Ron Hubbard. “The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner.


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In this volume, Linguistic Simplicity and Complexity,McWhorter gathers articles he has written since then, in the wake of responses from a wide range of creolists and linguists.

These articles represent a considerable divergence in direction from his earlier work. In this volume, Linguistic Simplicity and Complexity, McWhorter gathers articles he has written since then, in the wake of responses from a wide range of creolists and linguists. These articles represent a considerable divergence in direction from his Author: John H.

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Contents. Pages VII-VIII. "Linguistic Simplicity and Complexity: Why do Languages Undress?" published on 01 Jan by Brill. Across phonology and syntax, the typological probability of one structure being present in a linguistic system often depends on other related aspects of that system.

For example, voiced [g] is more probable in a language if it contains voiced [b] than if it does not, and a left-headed PP is more probable in a language that contains left-headed VPs than in one that has right-headed VPs.

These. Linguistic Simplicity and Complexity | In John McWhorter's Defining Creole anthology ofhis collected articles conveyed the following theme: His hypothesis that creole languages are definable not just in the sociohistorical sense, but in the grammatical sense. Linguistic Simplicity And Complexity by JerryHand - issuu.

SUMMARYJohn McWhorter's Linguistic Simplicity and Complexity is the first volume inthe series “Language contact and bilingualism” and the main topics arelinguistic complexity, second language acquisition and languages in contact.

Language complexity is a topic in linguistics which can be divided into several sub-topics such as phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic complexity. The subject also carries importance for language evolution.

Language complexity has been studied less than many other traditional fields of linguistics. Linguistic Complexity: Second Language Acquisition, Indigenization, Contact plexity plural proficiency pronominal pronouns relative clauses relativizer Saramaccan second language acquisition semantic Siegel simplicity SLA research South African English StBrE structure subordination substrate Swedish syntactic syntax About Google Books.

notions simplicity and complexity really mean as they are applied to languages and whether linguistics has yet developed the necessary metric(s) for assessing complexity without biasing the issues in favor of or against particular types of languages. In this volume, Linguistic Simplicityand Complexity, McWhorter gathers articles he has written since then, in the wake of responses from a wide range of creolists and linguists.

These articles represent a considerable divergence in direction from his earlier work. Call for papers SHESL-HTL CONFERENCE Paris, JanuarySimplicity and complexity of languages in the history of linguistic theories The goal of this conference is to explore the ways in which, through the history of linguistic theories, languages have been evaluated in terms of their complexity.

Themes As is all too well known. Simplexity is an emerging theory that proposes a possible complementary relationship between complexity and term draws from General Systems Theory, Dialectics (philosophy) and y Kluger wrote a book about this phenomenon that describes how house plants can be more complicated than industrial plants, how a truck driver's job can be as difficult as a CEO's and.

This is, I think, the main contribution of his book. REVIEWS LANGUAGE, VOL NUMBER 3 () BLEVINS, JAMES P. Word-based morphology.

Journal of Linguistics ­ DAHL, ÖSTEN. The growth and maintenance of linguistic complexity. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. HAWKINS, JOHN A. Efficiency and complexity in grammars. John Hamilton McWhorter V (/ m ə k ˈ hw ɔːr t ər /; born October 6, ) is an American academic and associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, where he teaches linguistics, American studies, philosophy, and music history.

He is the author of a number of books on language and on race relations, and his writing has appeared in many prominent magazines.Towards a complex-figurational socio-linguistics: Some contributions from physics, ecology and the sciences of complexity, History of the Human Sciences 27 (3), 55 – DOI: /Simplicity is value itself, not many people realize that.

Till this book I never really gave thought on simplicity as value. This book explains in details why simplicity is important in everything we do and why one should always strive to do things as simple as possible. Very insightful book, at the end de Bono gives The Ten Rules of Simplicity/5(40).