LINGUIST List 11.2320

Fri Oct 27 2000

Books: Lexicography, Functional Ling, Pragmatics

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <naomilinguistlist.org>


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Directory

  1. Paul Peranteau, Lexicology, Semantics & Lexicography, Essays on Definition
  2. Paul Peranteau, Functional Ling (Spanish): Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation...
  3. Paul Peranteau, Pragmatics/Discourse: Local Educational Order, Hester & Francis (Eds.)

Message 1: Lexicology, Semantics & Lexicography, Essays on Definition

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 10:59:29 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Lexicology, Semantics & Lexicography, Essays on Definition

John Benjamins Publishing announces these two new works in Lexicography and 
Semantics:

Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography.
Selected papers from the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998.
Julie COLEMAN and Christian J. KAY (eds.) 
University of Leicester / University of Glasgow
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 194
US & Canada: 1 55619 972 4 / USD 75.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3701 8 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover)

The papers in this volume show the range and direction of current work
in historical semantics and word-studies. There is a strong focus
throughout on semantic change and lexical innovation, interpreted
within a sociolinguistic, cultural or textual context. Many of the
papers draw on the remarkable range of electronic resources now
available to historical linguists, notably corpora, dictionaries,
bibliographies and thesauruses, and show the effects that these have
had in stimulating new lines of research or the re-interpretation of
previous conclusions. Cognitive semantics, and especially prototype
theory, emerges as a challenging theoretical framework for much
current research. The volume contains a selection from papers
presented at the 10th International Conference on English Historical
Linguistics (10ICEHL). They include work on historical lexicography
and an account of the workshop on electronic dictionary resources,
such as the Revised Oxford English Dictionary, which formed the
centrepiece of the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium.

Contributions by:Alan Shelston; Andreas Fischer; Gabriella Rundblad and
 David B. Kronenfeld; P�ivi Koivisto-Alanko; Christian J. Kay;
 Julie Coleman; Maurizio Gotti; Carole P. Biggam; 
 Heli Tissari; Louise Sylvester; Claire Cowie; R.W. McConchie;
 Christian Kay.



Essays on Definition.
with an Introduction by Alain Rey.
Juan C. SAGER (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology)
Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 4
US & Canada: 1 55619 773 X / USD 75.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2327 0 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover)

This collection of essays on definitions, from Plato and Aristotle to
modern times, assembles interesting, sometimes less widely known and
controversial texts. They examine the subject from the point of view of
philosophy which is essential for a theory of terminology seeking to
establish the relationship between concepts and terms. These essays deal
mainly with theoretical issues but they also consider the practice of
defining and therefore serve as background to all manner of studies in
terminology. In addition they form a useful complement to the better known
discussions of definitions in lexicography. Introduction by Alain Rey.




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Message 2: Functional Ling (Spanish): Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation...

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 11:10:57 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Functional Ling (Spanish): Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation...

John Benjamins Publishing announces this new work in Functional Linguistics:


Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation, and Language Contact.
A study of Spanish progressive -ndo constructions.
Rena TORRES CACOULLOS (University of Florida)
Studies in Language Companion Series 52
US & Canada: 1 55619 938 4 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3055 2 / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)

This study of Old Spanish and present-day Mexico and New Mexico data
develops a grammaticization account of variation in progressive
constructions. Diachronic changes in cooccurrence patterns show that
grammaticization involves reductive change driven by frequency increases.

Formal reduction results in the emergence of auxilliary-plus-gerund
sequences as fused units. Semantically, the constructions originate as
spatial expressions; their grammaticization involves gradual loss of
locative features of meaning. Semantic generalization among parallel
evolutionary paths results in the competition among different
constructions in the domain of progressive aspect. Patterns of synchronic
variation follow from both the retention of meaning differences and the
routinization of frequent collocations, as well as sociolinguistic
factors. Register considerations turn out to be crucial in evaluating the
effects of language contact. Purported changes in Spanish - English
bilingual varieties are largely a feature of oral, informal language
rather than a manifestation of convergence.


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Message 3: Pragmatics/Discourse: Local Educational Order, Hester & Francis (Eds.)

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 11:09:33 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Pragmatics/Discourse: Local Educational Order, Hester & Francis (Eds.)

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of this new work:

Local Educational Order.
Ethnomethodological studies of knowledge in action.
Stephen HESTER and David FRANCIS (eds.) 
Universitty of Wales / Manchester Metropolitan University
Pragmatics & Beyond NS 73
US & Canada: 1 55619 920 1 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 5088 X / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)

The studies in this book take an ethnomethodological approach to
educational phenomena. Ethnomethodology's concern is with the locally
accomplished and situated character of social order. With reference to
educational phenomena, this means that ethnomethodology investigates
how the 'natural facts' of educational life, such as daily activities
in school classrooms, are produced as such in the first place, rather
than taking for granted the recognisability of these facts and then
theorising their explanation. In this sense, ethnomethodological
studies contrast markedly with other approaches to the study of
education. Each of the chapters in the book consists of a new and
original study. Collectively, they exhibit the continuing vitality of
this tradition and demonstrate ethnomethodology's special commitment
to the analysis of educational phenomena as locally ordered and
accomplished.

Contributions by: Lou Armour; Carolyn D. Baker; Susan Danby; Dave Francis;
 Peter Freebody; Jill Freiberg; James Heap; Terry Hemmings; 
 Stephen Hester; Nozomi Ikeya; Eric Livingston; 
 Douglas Macbeth; Liz Marr; Dave Randall; Wes Sharrock.



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