LINGUIST List 11.1566

Mon Jul 17 2000

Books: Athabaskan Lang, Phonology, Syntax/Morphology

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  1. Mike Groseth, The Athabaskan Languages, T. Fernald & P. Platero (eds.)
  2. Mike Groseth, Prosodic Features/Structure, English Transcription Course
  3. Mike Groseth, Syntax & Morphology

Message 1: The Athabaskan Languages, T. Fernald & P. Platero (eds.)

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 14:52:19 -0400
From: Mike Groseth <MJGOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: The Athabaskan Languages, T. Fernald & P. Platero (eds.)

Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics

THE ATHABASKAN LANGUAGES: Perspectives on a Native American
 Language Family

Edited by Theodore Fernald, Swarthmore College, 
and Paul Platero, Prescott College, Arizona

(Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics No. 24)

The Native American language family called Athabaskan has received
increasing attention from linguists and educators. The linguistic
chapters in this volume focus on syntax and semantics, but also
involve morphology, phonology, and historical linguistics. Included is
a discussion of whether religion and secular issues can be separated
in Navajo classrooms.

May 2000 344 pp.
0-19-511947-9 $55.00

Oxford University Press
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Message 2: Prosodic Features/Structure, English Transcription Course

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 14:53:12 -0400
From: Mike Groseth <MJGOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Prosodic Features/Structure, English Transcription Course

Phonetics & Phonology


Anthony Fox, University of Leeds

Fox's book, the first substantial overview on the subject in twenty
years, presents an overall view of the nature of prosodic features of
language--accent, stress, rhythm, tone, pitch, and intonation--and
shows how these connect to sound systems and meaning.

April 2000 416 pp.; 254 line illus
0-19-823785-5 $99.00

Oxford University Press

M. Luisa Garcia Lecumberri, University of Basque Country, 
and John A. Maidment, University College, London

(An Arnold Publication)

This is a new workbook designed to aid the learning and practice of
transcribing the English language phonetically. It offers an
accessible, comprehensive guide to the most important features of
connected speech, allowing the students to gain a better understanding
of how the English language is pronounced.

May 2000 160 pp.
0-340-75978-X paper $19.95

Oxford University Press
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Message 3: Syntax & Morphology

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 14:54:05 -0400
From: Mike Groseth <MJGOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: Syntax & Morphology

Syntax & Morphology


Andreas Kathol, University of California at Berkeley

This volume makes a case for a critical reassessment of the widespread
view that syntax can be reduced to tree structures, arguing for
concepts that are defined in terms of linear order. By connecting the
descriptive tools of modern phrase-structure grammar with traditional
descriptive scholarship, Andreas Kathol offers a new perspective on
many long-standing problems in syntactic theory.

June 2000 328 pp.
0-19-823734-0 $74.00

Oxford University Press
 the Romance Languages

Guido Mensching, Free University of Berlin

(Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)

Most Romance languages permit the overt realization of the grammatical
subject in infinitive clauses in a considerable number of
configurations. Mensching has the following goals: to systematically
describe Romance infinitive constructions with specified subjects,
taking into account diachronic and dialectical varieties; and then to
interpret these facts within a generative framework, examining how
over subjects in infinitive clauses are licensed and what determines
their case and position. His findings call for a thorough revision of
the principles that have been assumed for analyzing the Romance
languages. Mensching uses eight Romance languages in his comparisons,
among them, Italian, Sardinian, Romanian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

July 2000 288 pp.
0-19-513304-8 paper $29.95
0-19-513303-X cloth $55.00

Oxford University Press

Edited by Andrew Carnie, University of Arizona, 
and Eithne Guilfoyle, University of Calgary

(Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)

This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the
correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume
cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic,
Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish),
Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety
of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information
structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a
cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this
volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores
some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.

June 2000 272 pp.; 1 figure
0-19-513223-8 paper $24.95
0-19-513222-X cloth $45.00

Oxford University Press
XP-ADJUNCTION IN UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR: Scrambling and Binding in Hindi-Urdu

Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

(Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)

One of the most hotly debated phenomena in natural language is that of
leftward argument scrambling. This book investigates the properties of
Hindi-Urdu scrambling to show that it must be analyzed as uniformly a
focality-driven XP-adjunction operation. It proposes a novel theory of
binding and coreference that not only derives the coreference effects
in scrambled constructions, but has important consequences for the
proper formulation of binding, crossover, reconstruction, and
representational economy in the minimalist program. The book will be
of interest not only to specialists in Hindi-Urdu syntax and/or
scrambling, but to all students of generative syntax.

May 2000 200 pp.
0-19-513252-1 paper $24.95
0-19-513251-3 cloth $45.00

Oxford University Press
CLASSIFIERS: A Typology of Noun Categorization Devices

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Australian National University

Almost all languages have some grammatical means for categorizing
nouns. This book provides a comprehensive and original analysis of
noun categorization devices all over the world. It will interest
typologists, those working in the fields of morphosyntactic variation
and lexical semantics, as well as anthropologists and all other
scholars interested in the mechanisms of human cognition.

June 2000 480 pp.; 29 b/w figs.
0-19-823886-X $99.00

Oxford University Press
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