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LINGUIST List 17.2076

Tue Jul 18 2006

Books: Linguistic Theories: Corbett, Fraser, McGlashan (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Heads in Grammatical Theory: Corbett, Fraser, McGlashan (Eds)

Message 1: Heads in Grammatical Theory: Corbett, Fraser, McGlashan (Eds)
Date: 14-Jul-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Heads in Grammatical Theory: Corbett, Fraser, McGlashan (Eds)

Title: Heads in Grammatical Theory
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521026529

Editor: Greville G. Corbett
Editor: Norman M. Fraser
Editor: Scott McGlashan
Paperback: ISBN: 0521026520 Pages: 350 Price: U.S. $ 50.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521026520 Pages: 350 Price: U.K. £ 27.99

Contemporary linguistic theories distinguish the principal element of a
phrase - the 'head' - from the subordinate elements it dominates. This
pervasive grammatical concept has been used to describe and account for
linguistic phenomena ranging from agreement and government to word order
universals, but opinions differ widely on its precise definition. A key
question is whether the head is not already identified by some other, more
basic notion or interacting set of notions in linguistics. Heads in
Grammatical Theory is the first book devoted to the subject. Providing a
clear view of current research on heads, some of the foremost linguists in
the field tackle the problems set by the assumptions of particular
grammatical theories and offer insights which have relevance across
theories. Questions considered include whether there is a theory-neutral
definition of head, whether heads have cognitive reality, how to identify
the head of a phrase, and whether there are any universal correlations
between headedness and deletability.

List of contributors;
1. Introduction Norman M. Fraser, Greville G. Corbett and Scott McGlashan;
2. The head of Russian numeral expressions Greville G. Corbett;
3. The phonology of heads in Haruai Bernard Comrie;
4. Patterns of headedness Ronnie Cann;
5. Head-hunting on the trail of the nominal Janus Andrew Radford;
6. The headedness of noun-phrases: slaying the nominal hydra John Payne;
7. Head- versus dependent-marking: the case of the clause Nigel Vincent;
8. Heads in discourse: structural versus functional centricity Johanna
9. Heads in head-driven phrase structure grammar Robert D. Borsley;
10. Heads and lexical semantics Scott McGlashan;
11. Heads, parsing and word-order universals John A. Hawkins;
12. Do we have heads in our minds? Richard A. Hudson;
13. Heads, bases and functors Arnold M. Zwicky;

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
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Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
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