Lexical Frequency and Syntactic Variation : A Test of a Linguistic Hypothesis

The role of lexical frequency in language variation and change has received considerable attention in recent years. Recently Erker and Guy (2012) extended the analysis of frequency effects to morphosyntactic variation. Based on data from 12 Dominican and Mexican speakers from Otheguy and Zentella’s (2012) New York City Spanish corpus, they examined the role… (More)