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LINGUIST List 23.2374

Thu May 17 2012

Books: Word Order: Song

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Date: 17-May-2012
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Word Order: Song
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Title: Word Order
Series Title: Research Surveys in Linguistics
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/knowledge/isbn/item6622336/

Author: Jae Jung Song
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521872140 Pages: 364 Price: U.K. £ 60.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521693127 Pages: 364 Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Abstract:

Word order is one of the major properties on which languages are compared
and its study is fundamental to linguistics. This comprehensive survey
provides an up-to-date, critical overview of this widely debated topic,
exploring and evaluating word order research carried out in four major
theoretical frameworks - linguistic typology, generative grammar, optimality
theory and processing-based theories. It is the first book to bring these
theoretical approaches together in one place and is therefore a one-stop
resource covering the current developments in word order research. It
explains word order patterns in different languages and at different structural
levels and critically evaluates (and where possible, compares) the theoretical
assumptions and word order principles used in the different approaches. Also
highlighted are issues and problems that require further investigation or
remain unresolved. This book will be invaluable to those investigating word
order, and researchers and students in syntax, linguistic theory and typology.

Advance praise: 'An amazing summary and critique of different approaches to
word order, typological, grammatical and psycholinguistic. A fabulous
resource for students and for all who work on this topic.' Jack Hawkins,
University of Cambridge and University of California, Davis

'Song provides a much needed overview of the major approaches to
accounting for word order variation in language. His critical, yet highly
readable, assessment is a must read for those interested in the topic.'
Lindsay J. Whaley, Dartmouth College

1. Word order: setting the scene
2. The linguistic-typological approach: empirical validity and explanation
3. Entr'acte: historical and conceptual background of generative grammar
4. The generative approach: stipulation or deduction
5. The optimality-theoretic approach: violable constraints and constraint ranking
6. The performance-based approach: efficiency in processing (and production)
7. Envoi: whither word order research?


Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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