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Books: Natural Linguistics

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Future Challenges for Natural Linguistics

Message 1: Future Challenges for Natural Linguistics

Date: 05 Sep 2002 22:04 GMT
Subject: Future Challenges for Natural Linguistics

Future Challenges for Natural Linguistics

Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk
& Jaroslaw Weckwerth (eds.)

The purpose of this volume is to stir discussion and stimulate
comments which may eventually result in Natural Linguistics
re-asserting itself more widely in the present-day arena of linguistic
frameworks. A global future challenge for Natural Linguistics is to
demonstrate its epistemological potential to new audiences in a
convincing and informative manner. It is hoped that this volume may
serve two functions: to unite natural linguists in their research and
to encourage others to become involved in a Natural Linguistic

Among the thirteen papers constituting the volume, the reader will
find contributions to phonology, phonetics, morphology, and text, as
well as reference to such areas of external evidence as first language
acquisition, language change, phonostylistics, dialectal variation,
psycholinguistics, speech pathology and evolution. Considered issues
include: functional explanation and dysfunctions, markedness and
complexity, phonological categoriality and phonetic gradience,
semiotic underpinnings of linguistic explanations, the uses and
meanings of naturalness, morphological productivity, typological
vs. language-specific nature of morphological priming, criteria for
nativization of loanwords, and development of compositionality in the
phylogenesis of language.


Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk and Jaroslaw Weckwerth

Antonio Bertacca
Description and explanation of language change

Dagmar Bittner
Emergence of grammatical complexity and markedness in the acquisition
of verb and noun phrases in German

Patricia Jane Donegan
Phonological processes and phonetic rules

Wolfgang U. Dressler
Naturalness and functionalism

Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk
Challenges for Natural Linguistics in the 21st century: A personal view

Livio Gaeta
Growth of symbols: The inexorable fate of diagrams

Natalia Gagarina
Productivity of the verbal inflectional classes (The case of Russian)

Theodor Granser and Sylvia Moosm=FCller
Phonemic schwa - a challenge for Natural Phonology? The case of Albanian

Gonia Jarema, Gary Libben, Wolfgang U. Dressler and Eva Kehayia
The role of typological variation in the processing of interfixed compounds

Lavinia Merlini Barbaresi
Markedness and text complexity

Elke Ronneberger-Sibold
On the phonostylistic function of prototypical nonnative sound shapes
in contemporary German: Evidence from the history of brand names

S�rka Sim� � kov�
Retracted pronunciation of the Czech alveolar trill:
Why phonologists need phonetic labs

Jaroslaw Weckwerth
>From jaw oscillation to phonological compositionality: A scenario

ISBN 3 89586 308 4.
LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics.
280pp. USD 70 / EUR 68 / GBP 44.

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