LINGUIST List 10.645

Sat May 1 1999

Books: Functionalism vs. Formalism

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Functionalism vs. Formalism

Message 1: Functionalism vs. Formalism

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 21:41:10 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Functionalism vs. Formalism

John Benjamins Publishing announces the following set of books comparing
and contrasting Functionalism and Formalism

Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics, Volume I.
General papers.
Michael DARNELL, Edith MORAVSCIK, Michael NOONAN, Frederick NEWMEYER and
Kathleen WHEATLY (eds.)
Studies in Language Companion Series 41
US & Canada:1 55619 927 9 / USD 98.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3044 7 / NLG 196.00 (Hardcover)

The 23rd UWM Linguistics Symposium (1996) brought together linguists of
opposing theoretical approaches - functionalists and formalists - in order
to determine to what extent these approaches really differ from each other
and to what extent the approaches complement each other. The two volumes
of Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics contain a careful selection
of the papers originally presented at the symposium.

Volume I includes papers discussing the two basic approaches to
linguistics; with contributions by: Werner Abraham, Stephen R. Anderson,
Joan L. Bybee, William Croft, Alice Davidson, Mark Durie, Ken Hale,
Michael Hammond, Bruce P. Hayes, Nina Hyams, Howard Lasnik, Brian
MacWhinney, Geoffrey S. Nathan, Daniell Nettle, Frederick J. Newmeyer,
Edith A. Moravcsik, Doris Payne, Janet Pierrehumbert, Kathleen M.

Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics, Volume II.
Case studies.
Michael DARNELL, Edith MORAVSCIK, Michael NOONAN, Frederick NEWMEYER and
Kathleen WHEATLY (eds.)
Studies in Language Companion Series 42
US & Canada: 1 55619 928 7 / USD 82.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3045 5 / NLG 164.00 (Hardcover)

Volume II consists of case studies which draw upon the strengths of both
approaches and thus help to bridge the gap between the two camps; with
contributions by: Mira Ariel, Melissa Axelrod, Robbin Clamons, Bernard
Comrie, Kees Hengeveld, Erika Hoff-Ginsberg, James Hurford, Lizanne
Kaiser, Nicholas Kibre, Simon Kirby, Feng-hsi Liu, Andr\233 Meinunger , Viola
Miglio, Ann Mulkern, Waturu Nakamura, Maria Polinsky, Elizabeth Purnell,
Gerald Sanders, Nancy Stenson, Maggie Tallerman, Ronnie Wilbur.

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