Show Less

Proceedings of Methods XIII

Papers from the Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, 2008


Edited By Barry Heselwood and Clive Upton

This volume of papers from the 13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, held at the University of Leeds in 2008, collects together current research and recent methodological developments in the study of dialects by new and established scholars. It is organised into themed sections reporting on historical dialectology, dialect literature, the production of dialect maps and atlases, and the collection and organisation of material for dialect dictionaries and corpora. Perceptual dialectology and dialect intelligibility are also featured, and there are linguistic analyses of dialectal data from many language varieties.


Show Summary Details
Restricted access

PART V. Lexis, Grammar And Discourse


Part V Lexis, Grammar And Discourse 19. The correlation between morphological, syntactic and phonological variation in the Basque language Gotzon Aurrekoetxea University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) 1. Introduction In this contribution I analyse and show firstly the correlation between different grammatical parameters and geographical distance, and secondly between different linguistic parameters. This subject has been studied more than once. One of the most read works is that published by Jean Séguy in 1971, but now we have the opportunity to analyse it with computer programs. I am going to use the VDM program, conceived by Goebl. This program helps us to analyse this correlation deeply, showing the results in maps. This is the first occasion on which we have the opportunity to use this method in the Basque language. At the beginning of the research we had manuscripted texts that belong to the Bourciez collection. The first step was to type the 150 Basque texts of the collection; then we analysed all the words and conjugated verbs, did the lemmatisation (that will be the basic taxata for the diatopic analysis) using a program built for this work and put all of the words in a data- base (Aurrekoetxea & Videgain 2004). Later, we put them into the VDM program and analysed them geolinguistically, publishing two books: one of them with lexical data (Aurrekoetxea et al. 2007) and the other with grammatical data (Aurrekoetxea et al. 2008). This is the basic output of this program; but using statistical tools, data...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.