LINGUIST List 4.265

Sat 10 Apr 1993

Books: Theory, creoles, discourse, Indo-european

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LINGUISTIC THEORY

Fanselow, Gisbert (ed.). The Parametrization of Universal Grammar
 1993 xvii, 232 pp. Cloth. ISBN: 1 55619 226 6 $59.00
 John Benjamins
 >internet:70461.1236compuserve.com Ling Theory, Syntax
Addresses parametrization through various perspectives, ranging from learn-
ability, the form and nature of parametrization, the role of the interface
between morphology and syntax and the parameters of X-bar syntax, to the
lexical parametrization hypothesis.

Waugh, Linda R. & Stephen Rudy (eds.) New VISTAS IN GRAMMAR
 1993 (paper ed.) x, 540 pp. Paper. ISBN: 90 272 3585 6 $34.95
 John Benjamins Cloth. ISBN: 90 272 3543 0 $85.00
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Papers in this work are subcategorized into five sections: 1) the question of
invariance; 2) invariance and grammatical categories: 3) grammar and discourse;
4) grammar and pragmatics and 5) typology and universals. (New paperbound
edition)

VanValin, Robert D (ed.) ADVANCES IN ROLE AND REFERENCE GRAMMAR
 1993 xii, 560pp. Cloth. ISBN: 1 55619 137 5 $140.00
 John Benjamins Paper. ISBN: 1 55619 552 4 $29.95
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Major research in syntactic theory within the framework of Role and Reference
Grammar with a new and detailed introduction to the theory itself,
and numerous comparisons and contrasts to other syntactic theories.


GENERAL LING

Kibrik, Aleksandr E. OCHERKI PO OBSHCHIM I PRIKLADNYM VOPROSAM
JAZYKOZNANIJA (Essays in general and applied issues in linguistics).
In Russian. 1992. Izdatel'stvo Moskovskogo Universiteta (Moscow
University Press) 336 pp. Hdbd. Approx. $30. ISBN 5-211-01538-X

Collection of articles of last two decades. Linguistic theory and
typology (linguistic postulates, cognitive studies, ergativity,
subjecthood), descriptive (Caucasian languages) and applied studies.


CREOLES

Winer, Lise TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
 1993 xii, 368pp. Paper. ISBN: 1 55619 440-4 $75.00
 John Benjamins Spoken examples on tape: ISBN: 1 55619 441 2 $27.00
A complete description of the English and English Creole of these two islands
which includes detailed descriptions of the historical background, the sound
system, grammar and vocabulary, speech styles, social and linguistic
interaction of Creole and English, and implications for education and
spelling.


DISCOURSE

Norrick, Neal R. CONVERSATIONAL JOKING: HUMOR IN EVERYDAY TALK
 1993. 192 pp. Clothbound. ISBN 0-253-34111-6 $29.95
 Indiana University Press Linguistics
Investigates forms of humor that enliven everyday conversation.
Demonstrates that an account of joking is a necessary part of any
complete description of conversation. Shows that conversation is
the natural home of many forms of humor. Provides new insights into
both verbal humor and the nature of conversation.


INDO-EUROPEAN

Salmons, Joseph C. THE GLOTTALIC THEORY: SURVEY & SYNTHESIS
 1993. vii, 88 pp. Paper. ISBN 941694-40-2
 $20.00 Institute for the Study of Man: Journal of Indo-
 European Studies, Monograph 10. Hist. phonology, Indo-European
This work presents the most complete overview to date of the various
recent proposals for revising the PIE obstruent system in a broader
historical and phonological context. It introduces several new argu-
ments and points toward possible middle ground on several key issues.
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