Analogy: A third take

This time round I have selected a reading that follows up on the previous two posts (Wagner; Hock) regarding analogy. In this third post, we find a more general discussion of analogy, this time focused on analogy as cognition process. Although not explicitly focused on sound change like the earlier posts, I believe Anttila raises a number of relevant points to consider, regardless.

Anttila, Raimo. 2003. Analogy: The warp and woof of cognition. In Joseph, Brian D., and Richard D. Janda (Eds.), The handbook of historical linguistics. Oxley: Blackwell. pp. 425-440.


About daviddurian
I am a sociolinguist with a Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University and an MA in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Northern Illinois University. Currently, I work as the Lecturer at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where I teach undergraduate courses in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, and first-year composition. I also work on research projects investigating variation and change in the vowel system of modern US English as it is spoken by Americans living in a variety of cities. At the moment, this includes Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, and Eastern Pennsylvania.

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