LINGUIST List 11.492

Tue Mar 7 2000

Books: Arabic Ling, Socioling, Psycholing

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Directory

  1. Paul Peranteau, Arabic Ling: Papers from the 12th Annual Symposium on Arabic Ling
  2. Paul Peranteau, Sociolinguistics Intro Textbook: Mesthrie, Swann, Deumert, Leap
  3. Paul Peranteau, Psycholing: The Japanese Mental Lexicon, J. F. Kess,& T. Miyamoto

Message 1: Arabic Ling: Papers from the 12th Annual Symposium on Arabic Ling

Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 16:10:24 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Arabic Ling: Papers from the 12th Annual Symposium on Arabic Ling


John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of a new work in 
Arabic Linguistics:

Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XII.
Papers from the Twelfth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics,
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1998.
Elabbas BENMAMOUN (ed.)
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 190
US & Canada: 1 55619 967 8 / USD 75.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3696 8 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover)

The papers in this volume deal with various topics in Arabic
Linguistics. Most of the papers focus on new issues and introduce new
empirical generalizations that haven't been studied before within the
context of Arabic linguistics. The syntax and morphosyntax papers
explore issues ranging from the nature of extraction strategies to
various types of Construct State representations and the proper
analysis of the distribution of the nominal, adjectival and verbal
mophological features. The computational linguistics papers focus on
the challenge posed by the non-concatenative nature of Arabic
morphology. The authors illustrate how their programs can handle
Arabic morphology. The papers in morpho-phonology and historical
linguistics deal with the development of the Arabic complementizer
system and the empirical and theoretical problems that arise in the
context of hypocoristic formation in Arabic. The sociolinguistics
papers take up the issues of sociolinguistic variation as they pertain
to the phenomenon of diglossia and regional uses of the Standard
variety of Arabic.

Contributions by: Joseph Aoun; Kenneth R. Beesley; Lina Choueiri;
Jamil Daher; Stuart Davis; Peter Hallman; Zeinab Ibrahim; George Anton
Kiraz; Mohammad Mohammad; Dilworth B. Parkinson; David Testen; Bushra
Adnan Zawaydeha.

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Message 2: Sociolinguistics Intro Textbook: Mesthrie, Swann, Deumert, Leap

Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 16:07:23 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Sociolinguistics Intro Textbook: Mesthrie, Swann, Deumert, Leap

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of a new introductory 
text on sociolinguistics:

Introducing Sociolinguistics
Rajend Mesthrie (University of Cape Town), Joan Swann (Centre for Language 
and Communication, Open University), Andrea Deumert (University of Cape 
Town) & William L. Leap (American University)

Sociolinguistics is one of the central branches of modern linguistics
and deals with the place of language in human societies This
introductory textbook expertly synthesizes the main approaches to the
subject. The book covers areas such as multilingualism, code-choice,
language variation, dialectology, interactional studies, gender,
language contact, language and inequality, and language and power At
the same time it provides an integrated perspective on these themes by
examining sociological theories of human interaction. In this regard
power and inequality are particularly significant The book also
contains two chapters on the applications of sociolinguistics (in
education and in language policy and planning), and a concluding
chapter on the sociolinguistics of sign language

Written collaboratively by teachers and scholars with first hand
experience of sociolinguistic developments on four continents, this
book provides the broadest introduction currently available to the
central topics in sociolinguistics.

Features

* Provides a solid foundation in all aspects of sociolinguistics and
explores important themes such as power and inequality and new themes
such as sign language and gender on the internet.

* Well illustrated with maps, diagrams, inset boxes, drawings and cartoons.

* Accessibly written with the beginner in mind

* Uses numerous examples from multilingual settings.

* Explains basic concepts, supported by a Glossary.

* Further Reading lists, a full bibliography, and a section on 'Next Steps' 
 provide valuable guidance.

Rajend Mesthrie is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the
University of Cape Town and known for his sociolinguistic work in
English, Asian and African languages. Joan Swann is a Senior Lecturer
in the Centre for Language and Communication in the School of
Education at the Open University. Andrea Deumert is researching
language planning and the history of Afrikaans in the Department of
Linguistics at the University of Cape Town. William L. Leap is
Associate Professor of Anthropology at the American University,
Washington DC, and a leading scholar on American Indian language
education and on gender.

2000 528 pp
Hb: 1 55619 205 3 $60.00
Pb: 1 55619 206 1 $29.95

(US & Canada only)

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Message 3: Psycholing: The Japanese Mental Lexicon, J. F. Kess,& T. Miyamoto

Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2000 16:30:49 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Psycholing: The Japanese Mental Lexicon, J. F. Kess,& T. Miyamoto

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of this new work in 
Japanese and Psycholinguistics:

The Japanese Mental Lexicon.
Psycholinguistic Studies of Kana and Kanji processing.
Joseph F. KESS and Tadao MIYAMOTO (University of Victoria)
US & Canada: 1 55619 761 6 / USD 69.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2189 8 / NLG 138.00 (Hardcover)

This book surveys the psycholinguistic dimensions of lexical access to
the mental lexicon in Japanese, and attempts to synthesize the
diversity of Japanese psycholinguistic research into the nature of
written word processing in Japanese. Ten chapters focus on the nature
of such psycholinguistic inquiry and its history, the structural
origins of the Japanese script types and their relative frequencies,
lexical access studies in kanji, the hiragana and katakana
syllabaries, romaji, and mixed text processing, laterality preferences
in kana/kanji processing and their implications for scientific
discussions of language and cognition, evidence from eye-movement
studies, the acquisition of orthographic skills by Japanese children,
and a review of the implications and conclusions that arise from the
contributions of such research. The text is directed at filling the
need for an overview of this research because of its importance to
theoretical modelling in linguistics and psychology, as well as
aphasiology, mathematical and statistical linguistics, educational
practices and governmental intervention in respect to language
policies, and studies of linguistic and cultural history.



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