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LINGUIST List 23.3775

Sat Sep 08 2012

Books: A Hubterranean View of Syntax: Steele

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

Date: 21-Aug-2012
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: A Hubterranean View of Syntax: Steele
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Title: A Hubterranean View of Syntax
Subtitle: An Analysis of Linguistic Form through Network Theory
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Julie Louise Steele
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443835770 Pages: 380 Price: U.K. £ 44.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443835770 Pages: 380 Price: U.S. $ 67.99
Abstract:

"This book is an inquiry into the foundations of linguistic theory by a young writer, Julie Louise Steele, whose untimely passing means that prospects for her contribution being recognized in the market place of ideas rests on this single and singular publication of her PhD dissertation, submitted to the University of Queensland in 2009." - Dr J Ingram

In A Hubterranean View Of Syntax JL Steele explores the notion that "patterns in nature may be realised in the linguistic form of our own conversations; that our words dance to the same tune that is played out in our world." To show this "the branch configuration of a tree and its leaf structure echoed in the distributary arrangement in a river delta and the blood vessels of a kidney. Recall the spiral of a shell, its shape reflected in the wind currents of a tornado, the florets of a sunflower head and the curl of a ram's horn."

Splendidly written in the beautiful country of Australia where the Aborigines have a innate relationship with their language and the land."
"Language is nature and nature is language" - Michael Steele

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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