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LINGUIST List 21.3553

Mon Sep 06 2010

Qs: Overview of Modern Linguistic Theory

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        1.    Marina Gorlach, Overview of Modern Linguistic Theory

Message 1: Overview of Modern Linguistic Theory
Date: 03-Sep-2010
From: Marina Gorlach <mgorlachhotmail.com>
Subject: Overview of Modern Linguistic Theory
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Dear colleagues,

Can you please recommend a good book/textbook providing an
overview of several contemporary approaches to linguistic analysis
(such as, for example, cognitive grammar, construction grammar,
minimalist syntax, functional grammar/s, etc.) in one volume?

I need a textbook for teaching Modern Language Theory - a
concluding class of our undergraduate program. Students taking this
class usually have already taken 4-5 different courses in linguistics.
Our goal is to provide an overview of the present situation in the
discipline of linguistics - what schools of thought are active and how
their analyses are different. I have never found any single volume
describing several contemporary theories of language analysis and
used an assortment of articles instead.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, and I will post a summary of
your responses.

Thank you,
Marina Gorlach
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            General Linguistics

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