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Fri Jun 18 1999

Books: Theoretical Linguistics

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Theoretical ling; Language and Location in Space and Time

Message 1: Theoretical ling; Language and Location in Space and Time

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 10:41:00 +0200
Subject: Theoretical ling; Language and Location in Space and Time

Petr Zima & Vladimir Tax (eds.)
Charles University, Prague

This is a collection of papers prepared within the framework of the
research project Communications, Contacts and Barriers in Different
Cultures and Regions of Europe and Africa (IFSC / IZV, Charles
University, Prague, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic Project No
403/96/0787). The major part of the papers published within this
volume was presented either at the international workshop Language and
its Stratification in Space and Time held in Prague in 1996, or at
various disciplinary (linguistic) and multidisciplinary
(sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic) round-tables organized in 1996
and 1997 by this research group in cooperation with the Charles
University and the Prague Linguistic Circle. The multidisciplinary
character of the project offered even outlooks in philosophical and
cognitive aspects of the linguistic expression of existence and its
location in space and time. That is why the present volume was
prepared in cooperation with a philosopher and a participant from the
Max Planck Institute for Sociolinguistics. In spite of the fact that
language data and situations dealt with by these papers involve
different language types, families and areas deserving different
cultures in several regions of two continents, the original versions
of certain papers were subject to discussions, and a sort of
coordination and homogenisation was attempted. As several authors of
the present team are also members of the Groupement de Recherche
Europ\233en No 1172 of the Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique (Paris) "Diffusion Lexicale" (Caron, Cyffer,
Jungraithmayr, Nicola\239, Zima), the main focus of most papers was on
languages of the Sahel-Sahara region of Africa. However, contrasting
with data from languages of other regions both in Africa (Bantu) and
in Europe (Indo-European in general, and Romance or Baltic languages
in particular) proved very useful and offered opportunities for
attempting more universal conclusions.

Papers presented by Eleonore Adwiraah, Thomas Bearth, Siegmund
Brauner, Cecile Canut, Bernard Caron, Norbert Cyffer, Nella
Vladimirovna Gromova, Tomas Hoskovec, Herrmann Jungraithmayr,
Robert Nicolai, Eric Pederson, Zdenek Pinc, Jan Sabrsula, Petr

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