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LINGUIST List 23.1994

Mon Apr 23 2012

Books: Axiomatic Functionalism: Theory and Application: Bican, Rastall (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>


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Date: 20-Apr-2012
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Axiomatic Functionalism: Theory and Application: Bican, Rastall (Eds)
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Title: Axiomatic Functionalism: Theory and Application
Published: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431033

Editor: Ales Bican
Editor: Paul Rastall
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034310338 Pages: 322 Price: U.S. $ 92.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034310338 Pages: 322 Price: U.K. £ 59.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034310338 Pages: 322 Price: Europe EURO 66.10 Comment: for Germany EURO 70.70, for Austria EURO 72.70 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

Axiomatic functionalism is a highly distinctive and challenging approach in
the European functionalist tradition, which has been developed over the last
50 years. It emphasises clarity and accuracy of theory and methods with
philosophical awareness for the analysis of languages. Axiomatic
Functionalism is even more relevant at a time when functionalism is widely
adopted and speculative universalism is being refuted. This book gives a
clear orientation in the Axiomatic Functionalist approach with a new
introduction, recent previously unpublished work, the latest version of the
theory, a reference bibliography, key previously published articles, and an
assessment of the contribution of Axiomatic Functionalism. The book covers
the key areas of theory, methods, grammar, phonology, and semantics. It
provides clear perspectives on a wide range of fundamental and current
issues in linguistics.

Contents: Ales Bican/Paul Rastall: Axiomatic Functionalism - History,
philosophy and contributions to the approach - Jan W. F. Mulder: How real
are linguistic entities? - Jan W. F. Mulder: Effective methodology and
effective phonological description - Ales Bican: Distributional unit: Hypothesis
and testing - Jan W. F. Mulder: An unorthodox view of the English verbal
system - Paul Rastall: Realisational sequences in grammar - Sheena
Gardner/Sándor G. J. Hervey: Structural sentence types - Sándor G. J.
Hervey: Sentences and linguistic data - Sándor G. J. Hervey: Notions in the
manipulation of non-denotational meaning in speech - Jan W. F. Mulder:
Axiomatic Functionalism and reflections on key questions in linguistics - Paul
Rastall: «Theory» in linguistics - Strengths and weaknesses in Axiomatic
Functionalism - Jan W. F. Mulder/Sándor G. J. Hervey: Postulates for
Axiomatic Functionalism - Ales Bican: Bibliography of Axiomatic
Functionalism (Compiled by Ales Bican).

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Phonetics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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