LINGUIST List 4.542

Mon 12 Jul 1993

Books: Historical, Dialects, Sociolinguistics

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Message 1: Historical, Dialects, Sociolinguistics

Date: Mon 12 Jul 1993
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HISTORICAL LING

Brogyanyi, Bela & Reiner Lipp (eds.) COMPARATIVE-HISTORICAL
LINGUISTICS:INDO-EUROPEAN AND FINNO-UGRIC. IN HONOUR OSWALD SZEMERENYI
 John Benjamins 1993 xi, 571 pp. Historical Ling
 Cloth US:1 55619 159 6/EUR:90 272 3598 8 US$145.00/Hfl. 250,--
Most of the articles in this volume deal with topics concerning the
Indo-European proto-language as well as the individual languages
descended from it. Essays in Finno-Ugric philology complete the book.

Aschmann, Richard P. PROTO WITOTOAN
 1993 viii,168 pp. paper ISBN: 0-88312-189-1 $17.00
 Summer Institute of Linguistics and U Texas Arlington
 >Internet: academic.bookssil.org Comp method, Huitotoan
Rigorous application of the Comparative Method demonstrates genetic
relationship of Boran lgs and reconstructs PBM, demonstrates relationship
between four Huitoto-Ocaina lgs and reconstructs PHO, demonstrates
relationship between PBM and PH) and reconstructs Proto Huitotoan.

DIALECTOLOGY

Preston, Dennis et al (eds.) AMERICAN DIALECT RESEARCH. CELEBRATING THE
100TH ANNIV. OF THE ADS
 John Benjamins 1993 xv, 460 pp. Dialectology
 Cloth US:1 55619 488 9/EUR:90 272 132 4 US$89.00/Hfl 150,--
 Paper US:1 55619 489 7/EUR:90 272 2133 2 US$29.95/Hfl. 60,--
Offers accounts of how questions are formulated and how data is
collected, stored and interpreted in the various traditions of research
of the ADS. Most generally, it is a trip to the scholar's laboratory.
How is this work done? What pitfalls in fieldwork, processing, and
interpretation lurk for the unwary? What rewarding techniques and
devices have been used to get at the mysteries of language variation?
What lies over the horizon?


Arensen, Jonathan E. MICE ARE MEN: LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY AMONG THE MURLE OF SUDAN
 1993 xvii,362 pp. paper ISBN: 0-88312-606-0 $27.00
 International Museum of Cultures
 >Internet: academic.bookssil.org Language and society East Africa
Oxford doctoral thesis exposes close correspondences between Murle (Sudan)
language and Murle culture. Discussion includes basic and extended meanings,
meanings by associations, idioms, names, colors, numbers, time, grammatical
categories, ideophones, meaning in grammar, discourse, culture heroes, etc.

Bain, M. S. THE ABORIGINAL-WHITE ENCOUNTER: TOWARDS BETTER COMMUNICATION
 1993 xvi,251 pp. Paper ISBN: 0-86892-347-8 $25.00
 Summer Institute of Linguistics and U Texas Arlington
 >Internet: academic.bookssil.org Sociolinguistics Psycholinguistics
Faced with unexplained communication difficulties, the author draws on
linguistics, anthropology, and cognitive psychology, and concludes that
traditional Aborigines prefer to operate on the basis of thought which is
directly tied to reality and action which is interactional.
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