LINGUIST List 11.258

Sun Feb 6 2000

Books: Typology, Netherlands Ling Society, Socioling

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Directory

  1. Paul Peranteau, Typological Ling: In Honour of Vladimir Nedjalkov, Demonstratives
  2. Paul Peranteau, Procedings of Ling Society of Netherlands, R Bezooijen & R. Kager
  3. Paul Peranteau, Socioling: Sociopolitical Perspectives on Lang Policy in the USA

Message 1: Typological Ling: In Honour of Vladimir Nedjalkov, Demonstratives

Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 17:09:32 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Typological Ling: In Honour of Vladimir Nedjalkov, Demonstratives

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of two new works in
Typological Linguistics:

Tense-Aspect, Transitivity and Causativity.
Essays in honour of Vladimir Nedjalkov.
Werner ABRAHAM and Leonid KULIKOV (eds.)
Studies in Language Companion Series 50
US & Canada: 1 55619 936 8 / USD 95.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3053 6 / NLG 190.00 (Hardcover)

This collection presents typological work on tense, aspect, and
epistemic modality in a variety of languages and against the
background of different schools of thinking, among which the
St. Petersburg Typological School developed and so masterfully
implemented by the Petersburg linguist, Vladimir Petrovich
Nedjalkov. The volume honors this reputed scholar for his life
work. It is in mainly this spirit (and the EUROTYPE spirit) that the
following scholars have contributed to the volume: T.Tsunoda on
Warrungu (Australian indigeneous language), L. Kulikov on Vedic,
K. Kiryu on Japanese, Korean and Newari, N. Sumbatova on Svan (from
the Kartvelian group), T.Bulygina & A. Shmelev on Russian, W. Boeder
on Georgian, R. Thieroff on aorist and imperfect in European
languages, Y. Poupynin on Russian, L. Johanson on Kipchak Turkic,
I. Dolinina on Russian, N. Kozintseva on Old and Modern Eastern
Armenian, Ch. Lee on Korean, W. Abraham on split ergative languages
and German, G. Silnitsky on Russian, V. Plungian on Russian,
E. Rakhilina on Russian, and K. Ebert on Kalmyk.

Demonstratives. Form, function and grammaticalization.
Holger DIESSEL
Typological Studies in Language 42
US & Canada: 1 55619 656 3 / USD 75.00 (Hardcover) 1 55619 657 1 / USD
29.95 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 2942 2 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover) 90 272 2943 0 / NLG
60.00 (Paperback)

All languages have demonstratives, but their form, meaning and use
vary tremendously across the languages of the world. This book
presents the first large-scale analysis of demonstratives from a
cross-linguistic and diachronic perspective. It is based on a
representative sample of 85 languages. The first part of the book
analyzes demonstratives from a synchronic point of view, examining
their morphological structures, semantic features, syntactic
functions, and pragmatic uses in spoken and written discourse. The
second part concentrates on diachronic issues, in particular on the
development of demonstratives into grammatical markers. Across
languages demonstratives provide a frequent historical source for
definite articles, relative and third person pronouns, nonverbal
copulas, sentence connectives, directional preverbs, focus markers,
expletives, and many other grammatical markers. The book describes the
different mechanisms by which demonstratives grammaticalize and argues
that the evolution of grammatical markers from demonstratives is
crucially distinct from other cases of grammaticalization.


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Message 2: Procedings of Ling Society of Netherlands, R Bezooijen & R. Kager

Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 17:10:18 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Procedings of Ling Society of Netherlands, R Bezooijen & R. Kager

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of the proceedings
from the 1998 meeting of the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands.

Linguistics in the Netherlands 1999.
Ren�e van BEZOOIJEN and Ren� KAGER (eds.)
AVT Publications 16
US & Canada: 1 55619 223 1 / USD 55.00 (Paperback)
Rest of world: 90 272 3159 1 / NLG 110.00 (Paperback)

This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the thirtieth
annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands, held in
Utrecht on February, 6, 1998.

The aim of the annual meeting is to provide members of the society
with an opportunity to report on their work in progress. At this
year's meeting 67 papers were presented.

The 17 papers in this volume present an overview of research in
different fields of linguistics in the Netherlands. It contains
articles on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and
pragmatics.


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Message 3: Socioling: Sociopolitical Perspectives on Lang Policy in the USA

Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 17:13:34 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Socioling: Sociopolitical Perspectives on Lang Policy in the USA

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availablity of this new work in
Sociolinguistics:

Sociopolitical Perspectives on Language Policy and Planning in the USA.
With assistance from Joseph Lo Bianco.
Thom HUEBNER and Kathryn A. DAVIS (eds.)
Studies in Bilingualism 16
US & Canada: 1 55619 735 7 / USD 90.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 4123 6 / NLG 180.00 (Hardcover)

This volume is the result of a colloquium on socio-political
dimensions of language policy and language planning held at the 1997
American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference. The
focus is on language planning and policy in the USA, but the issues
raised will be applicable to other parts of the world as well.

Three broad issues are addressed: general aspects, case studies
dealing with certain languages or ethnic groups, and language planning
in practice. The first, general, part, provides a historical analysis
of language planning and language policy in the US, and proceeds to
deal with maintenance and loss of indigenous languages, and the
constraints imposed by current policies and how these constraints can
be effectively dealt with. The second part contains a number of case
studies. It discusses aspects of planning policies pertaining to
pidgin languages, gestural languages used by the deaf (ASL) and
constraints in foreign language education; this part also raises
issues relating to ethnic groups, concentrating on the position of
Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the US. In the third part some practical
issues are raised by looking into the role of language and culture in
teaching reading, foreign language policy in higher education,
Hawaiian language regenisis, and gender neutralization in American
English.

The book is a tribute to Charlene Junko Sato, a sociolinguist and a
language activist. She died in 1996 and will be remembered for her
work not only in linguistics, but also for her dedication in advancing
Hawaiian Pidgin, influencing language policy through various
publications and court-room appearances.

Contributions by: Thom Huebner; Terrence G. Wiley; Joseph Lo Bianco;
Kathryn A. Davis; Karen A. Watson-Gegeo & David W. Gegeo; Donna
Christian; Mary Carol Combs; Ana Celia Zentella; Marcyliena Morgan;
Michael Strong; Laiana Wong; Lilia I. Bartolom� & Donaldo Macedo;
Lourdes Ortega; Angela Eunice Rickford; Ana Roca; Sam No'eau Warner;
Klaudia M. Rivera; Patricia C. Nichols.

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