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  1. paul, The Legacy of Zellig Harris: Nevin (ed.)

Message 1: The Legacy of Zellig Harris: Nevin (ed.)

Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 14:34:08 +0000
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Subject: The Legacy of Zellig Harris: Nevin (ed.)

Title: The Legacy of Zellig Harris
Subtitle: Language and information into the 21st century. Volume 1:
	 Philosophy of science, syntax and semantics.
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 228
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Bruce E. Nevin, Cisco Systems, Inc. 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027247366, Pages: xxxvi, 323 pp., Price: EUR 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588112462, Pages: xxxvi, 323 pp., Price: USD 99.00

Zellig Harris opened many lines of research in language, information,
and culture, from generative grammar to informatics, from mathematics
to language pedagogy. An international array of scholars here describe
further developments and relate this work to that of others. Volume 1
begins with a survey article by Harris himself, previously unavailable
in English. T.A. Ryckman, Paul Mattick, Maurice Gross, and Francis Lin
show the importance of Harris's methodology for philosophy of science,
the first two with reference especially to his remarkable findings on
the form of information in science. Themes of discourse and
sublanguage analysis are developed further in chapters by Michael
Gottfried, James Munz, Robert Longacre, and Carlota Smith. Morris
Salkoff, Peter Seuren, and Lila Gleitman present diverse developments
in syntax and semantics. Phonology is represented in chapters by Leigh
Lisker and by Frank Harary and Stephen Helmreich. Daythal Kendall
applies operator grammar to literary analysis of Sapir's Takelma
texts, and Fred Lukoff's chapter describes benefits of string analysis
for language pedagogy.

Table of Contents

 Bruce E. Nevin 
The background of transformational and metalanguage analysis 
 Zellig S. Harris 
Philosophy of Science 
Zellig Harris's methodology of language and information 
 Tom A. Ryckman
Linguistic structures, information, and the constitution of scientific
 Paul Mattick 
Consequences of the metalanguage being included in the language 
 Maurice Gross 
On Discovery Procedures 
 Francis Lin 
Discourse and Sublanguage Analysis 
Grammatical specification of science sublanguages 
 Michael Gottfried 
Classifiers and Reference 
 James Munz 
Some Implications of Zellig Harris's Discourse Analysis 
 Robert E. Longacre 
Accounting for Subjectivity (Point of View) 
 Carlota S. Smith 
Syntax and Semantics 
Some new results on transfer grammar 
 Morris Salkoff 
Pseudoarguments and pseudocomplements 
 Pieter A.M. Seuren 
Verbs of a feather flock together 
 Lila Gleitman 
On the phonetic status of voiceless unaspirated stops in English 
 Leigh Lisker 
On the Bipartite Distribution of Phonemes 
 Frank Harary and Stephen Helmreich 
Operator Grammar and the Poetic Form of Takelma Texts 
 Daythal Kendall 
A Practical Application of String Analysis 
 Fred Lukoff 

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