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LINGUIST List 18.174

Wed Jan 17 2007

Books: Discipline of Ling/Ling Theories: Davis, Gorup, Stern (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Advances in Functional Linguistics: Davis, Gorup, Stern (Eds)

Message 1: Advances in Functional Linguistics: Davis, Gorup, Stern (Eds)
Date: 16-Jan-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Advances in Functional Linguistics: Davis, Gorup, Stern (Eds)

Title: Advances in Functional Linguistics
Subtitle: Columbia School beyond its origins
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 57
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SFSL%2057

Editor: Joseph Davis
Editor: Radmila J. Gorup
Editor: Nancy Stern
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215666 Pages: 344 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027215666 Pages: 344 Price: Europe EURO 125.00

This collection carries the functionalist Columbia School of linguistics
forward with contributions on linguistic theory, semiotics, phonology,
grammar, lexicon, and anthropology. Columbia School linguistics views
language as a symbolic tool whose structure is shaped both by its
communicative function and by the characteristics of its users, and
considers contextual, pragmatic, physical, and psychological factors in its
analyses. This volume builds upon three previous Columbia School
anthologies and further explores issues raised in them, including
fundamental theoretical and analytical questions. And it raises new issues
that take Columbia School "beyond its origins." The contributions
illustrate both consistency since the school's inception over thirty years
ago and innovation spurred by groundbreaking analysis. The volume will be
of interest to all functional linguists and historians of linguistics.
Languages analyzed include Byelorussian, English, Japanese,
Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Swahili.

Table of contents
List of Contributors, ix-x
Introduction: Consistency and Change in Columbia School Linguistics
Joseph Davis, 1-15
Linguistic Theory
Columbia School and Saussure's langue
Wallis Reid, 17-39
Diver's Theory
Alan Huffman, 41-62
Phonology as human behavior: Inflectional systems in English
Yishai Tobin, 63-86
Phonological processes of Japanese based on the theory of phonology as
human behavior
Yishai Tobin and Haruko Miyakoda, 87-105
Phonology as human behavior: A combinatory phonology of Byelorussian
Igor Dreer, 107-130
Phonology as human behavior: The case of Peninsular Spanish
Adriaan Dekker and Bob de Jonge, 131-141
Functional motivations for the sound patterns of English non-lexical
Gina Joue and Nikolinka Collier, 143-161
Phonology without the phoneme
Joseph Davis, 163-175
Grammar and lexicon
Tell me about yourself: A unified account of English-self pronouns
Nancy Stern, 177-194
Se without deixis
Radmila J. Gorup, 195-209
The difference between zero and nothing: Swahili noun class prefixes 5 and
Ellen Contini-Morava, 211-222
A semantic analysis of Swahili suffix li
Robert A. Leonard and Wendy Saliba, 223-237
The structure of the Japanese inferential system: A functional analysis of
daroo, rashii, soo-da, and yooda
Hidemi Sugi Riggs, 239-262
Structuring cues of conjunctive yet, but, and still: A monosemic approach
Charlene Crupi, 263-281
Beyond Language
The case for articulatory gestures - not sounds - as the physical
embodiment of speech signs
Thomas Eccardt, 283-308
Meaning in nonlinguistic systems: Observations, remarks, and hypotheses on
food, architecture, and honor in Kenya
Robert A. Leonard, 309-334
Index of names, 335-337
Subject index, 339-344

"For all linguists, familiar or not with the Columbia School approach to
linguistic analysis, this volume is an invitation to revisit and reconsider
many, perhaps most, fundamental goals and concepts in linguistics which are
taken for granted and/or often ignored by most other approaches. For the
first time an entire volume is devoted exclusively to an inside
conversation among practitioners of the Columbia School. Eavesdroppers from
other theoretical practices will find much of value in the issues raised,
for the insights offered by both the general theoretical discussions and
internal debates within this school, on one hand, and the particular
analyses proposed for a variety of languages." Benji Wald, Research
Scientist, formerly Professor of Linguistics at UCLA, National Center for
Bilingual Research, Speech Systems Inc.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Japanese (jpn)
                            Belarusan (bel)
                            Spanish (spa)
                            Swahili (swh)
                            Croatian (hrv)
                            Serbian (srp)

Written In: English (eng )

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