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James P. Blevins and Juliette Blevins

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199547548

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547548.001.0001

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Introduction: Analogy in grammar

Introduction: Analogy in grammar

(p.1) 1 Introduction: Analogy in grammar
Analogy in Grammar

James P. Blevins (Contributor Webpage)

Juliette Blevins (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

The rise of analogy in grammatical descriptions is strongly associated with the Neogrammarian tradition of the 19th century. In that tradition, analogical change was compared with regular sound change. In contrast, 20th century linguistics pits analogical generalizations against rules of grammar. This introductory chapter questions the analogy vs. rule dichotomy. Descriptive, experimental, and developmental data suggests an analogy continuum, with rules at one extreme, and words at the other.

Keywords:   analogy, grammar, history of linguistics, words vs. rules, probabilistic linguistics

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