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LINGUIST List 20.1637

Tue Apr 28 2009

Books: General Ling: Hanson, Inkelas (Eds)

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        1.    Diane Denner, The Nature of the Word: Hanson, Inkelas (Eds)

Message 1: The Nature of the Word: Hanson, Inkelas (Eds)
Date: 28-Apr-2009
From: Diane Denner <dennermit.edu>
Subject: The Nature of the Word: Hanson, Inkelas (Eds)
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Title: The Nature of the Word
Subtitle: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky
Series Title: Current Studies in Linguistics
Published: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
                http://mitpress.mit.edu/

Book URL: http://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262582803

Editor: Kristin Hanson
Editor: Sharon Inkelas
Hardback: ISBN: 0262083795 9780262083799 Pages: 600 Price: U.S. $ 90.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0262582805 9780262582803 Pages: 600 Price: U.S. $ 60.00
Abstract:

Paul Kiparsky's work in linguistics has been wide-ranging and fundamental.
His contributions as a scholar and teacher have transformed virtually every
subfield of contemporary linguistics, from generative phonology to poetic
theory. This collection of essays on the word - the fundamental entity of
language - by Kiparsky's colleagues, students, and teachers reflects the
distinctive focus of his own attention and his influence in the field.

As the editors of the volume observe, Kiparsky approaches words much as a
botanist approaches plants, fascinated equally by their beauty, their
structure, and their evolution. The essays in this volume reflect these
multiple perspectives. The contributors discuss phonology, morphology,
syntax and semantics bearing on the formal composition of the word;
historical linguistic developments emphasizing the word's simultaneous
idiosyncratic character and participation in a system; and metrical and
poetic forms showing the significance of Kiparsky's ideas for literary
theory. Collectively they develop the overarching idea that the nature of
the word is not directly observable but nonetheless inferable.

Contributors:
Stephen R. Anderson, Arto Anttila, Juliette Blevins, Geert Booij, Young-mee
Yu Cho, Cleo Condoravdi, B. Elan Dresher, Andrew Garrett, Carlos
Gussenhoven, Morris Halle, Kristin Hanson, Bruce Hayes, Larry M. Hyman,
Sharon Inkelas, S. D. Joshi, René Kager, Ellen Kaisse, Aditi Lahiri, K. P.
Mohanan, Tara Mohanan, Cemil Orhan Orgun, Christopher Piñón, William J.
Poser, Douglas Pulleyblank, J. A. F. Roodbergen, Háj Ross, Patricia Shaw,
Galen Sibanda, Donca Steriade, John Stonham, Stephen Wechsler, Dieter
Wunderlich, Draga Zec.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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