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BIBLIOGRAPHIES
Campe, Petra. CASE, SEMANTIC ROLES, AND GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS. A
COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY.
 John Benjamins 1994 vii, 644 pp. Ling. Theory
 Cloth: US: 1 55619 675 X/EUR: 90 272 2811 6 US$125.00/Hfl. 225,--
This bibliography presents the multi-dimensionality of the research into case
and case-related phenomena. This includes not only morphological case-markers,
but also the cross-constituent (semantic and grammatical) relations expressed
by morphological case or by its various counterparts; morpho-syntactic
processes such as transitivity and passivization; and pragmatic and textual
considerations. In addition, the bibliography reflects the implications of case
researchc for other disciplines, such as foreign language teaching and
artificial intelligence. More than 6000 publications are presented in the
Author Index. Also included are a Subject Index, a Language Index and a Guide
to the relevant languages and language families
KESS, JOSEPH F. and TADAO MIYAMOTO (University of Victoria) Japanese
Psycholinguistics. A classified and annotated research bibliography
 JOHN BENJAMINS 1994 xii, 355 pp. BIBLIOGRAPHIES
 Hb: US:1 55619 254 1/Eur: 90 272 3750 6 US$ 89.00/Hfl.160,--
This classified and annotated research bibliography is an useful introduction
to the rich field of Japanese psycholinguistics, providing an exhaustive
inventory of what has been done in or about Japanese in a psycholinguistic
sense. The annotations for each entry have been especialIy written for this
bibliographic inventory, and with the linguist, psychologist, and
psycholinguist specifically in mind. The authors' intention is to maximize
the usefulness of such an inventory by preparing annotations for the
interested reader who wishes to know not only what the article contains but
where it fits in the research tradition.
Library and Information Sources in Linguistics, 24
NEVIS, JOEL A., BRIAN D. JOSEPH, DIETER WANNER and ARNOLD M. ZWICKY.
Clitics. A comprehensive bibliography 1892-1991
 JOHN BENJAMINS 1994. xxxviii, 274 pp. BIBLIOGRAPHIES
 Hb: US:1 556I9 252 5 / Eur: 90 272 3748 4 US$69.00 / Hfl. 125,--
Provides an alphabetical listing of over 1500 articles, books, and
dissertations that treat in some way the topic of clitics and related
matters, e.g. affixes, words, word order, movement, sandhi, etc. Each entry
is accompanied by a series of descriptors which give an indication of the
content of the item. Nearly one-third of the book is a detailed analytic
index, based on the descriptors, which can aid in topical searches for
relevant material. Prefatory matter includes an essay "What is a Clitic?" by
Arnold M. Zwicky, a brief consideration of Jacob Wackernagel, the first
author on this topic, by Brian D. Joseph, and information on the format
and use of the book itself.
Library and Information Sources in Linguistics, 22
NIEDEREHE, HANS-JOSEF (University of Trier, Germany). Bibliografia cronolsgica
de ling|mstica, la gramatica y la lexicografia del espaqol (BICRES). Desde los
principios hasta el aqo 1600
 JOHN BENJAMINS 1994. vi, 457 pp. BIBLIOGRAPHIES
 Hb: US: 1 55619 612 1 /Eur: 90 272 4563 0 US$100.00 / Hfl. 190,
Since the publication of the still very valuable Biblioteca histsrica de la
filologma castellana by Cipriano Muqoz y Manzano, conde de la Viqaza, (Madrid,
1893), our knowledge of the history of the study of the Spanish language has
grown considerably. It is the purpose of the present bibliography to bring
already available bibliographical information together with the more recent
research findings, scattered in many places, books and articles, published
during the past one hundred years, in an exhaustive as possible manner.
Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 76
WRITING SYSTEMS
Ancient Scripts and Phonological Knowledge
D. GARY MILLER (University of Florida)
This study investigates the properties of several ancient syllabic and linear
segmental scripts to make explicit the aspects of linguistic knowledge they
attempt to represent. Some recent experimental work suggests that nonliterate
speakers do not have segmental knowledge and that only syllabic knowledge is
real or accessible, whence the ubiquity of syllabaries.
Miller disputes this by showing that such tests do not distinguish relevant
types of knowledge, and that linguistic analysis of the ordering and writing
conventions of early Western scripts corroborates the evidence from language
acquisition, use, and change for segment awareness. By coding segments, the
ancient syllabaries represented more phonological knowledge than the alphabet,
which was a poor compromise between the vowelless West Semitic scripts and the
vowel-redundant syllabic scripts.
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 116
1994. xvi, 139 pp. Hb 1-55619-570-2 $35.00
HISTORY OF LING
Theory Groups and the Study of Language in North America. A Social History.
Stephen O. Murray (El Instituto Obregsn, San Francisco)
This is a detailed social history of North American linguistic traditions and
"revolutionary" challenges to them, covering the last century and a half. In
particular, the book traces the relatively recent growth of generative syntax
out of neo-Bloomfieldian structuralism, under the nurturing (contrary to
popular myth) of powerful "gatekeepers" like LANGUAGE editor Bernard Bloch.
Although focusing on groups, Murray resurrects many of the forgotten writers on
language in society who were not participants in schools or theory groups.
Moreover, he formulates a theory of the social basis for claims of "scientific
revolution", and provides a suggestive analysis of why some approaches
succeeded while others failed in the continuing and often rhetorically violent
contention in linguistics. Includes a 74-page bibliography.
Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 69
1994 xxi, 596 pp. Hb: 1-55619-364-5 $110.00
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