LINGUIST List 5.216

Wed 23 Feb 1994

Books: Syntax, Ling theory, Formal ling

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SYNTAX

UMOP 17; University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics 17,
 Functional Projections. E. Benedicto & J. Runner (eds.), Pb.
 251 pp., 1994. $16. Graduate Linguistics Student Association
 (GLSA), University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 This volume contains papers on functional projections in syntax by:
 E. Benedicto, H. Borer, E. Casielles, V. Deprez, J. Jonsson, A.
 Kratzer, J. Rado, J. Runner, M. Speas, S. Tomioka, & S. Tunstall.
 For further information, contact glsalinguist.umass.edu


LING THEORY

Bok-Bennema, Reineke & Roeland Van Hout (eds) LINGUISTICS IN THE
 NETHERLANDS 1992 x, 284 pp. Paper US:1 55619 216 9/EUR:90 272 3152
 4 US$42.00/Hfl.75,-- John Benjamins.
Contains a selection of papers presented at the twenty-third annual
meeting of the Linguistic Society of the Netherlands. The papers present
an overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the
Netherlands.

Kemmer, Suzanne THE MIDDLE VOICE xii, 300 pp. Cloth US:1 55619 410
 2/EUR:90 272 2907 4 US$85.00/Hfl. 150,-- Paper US:1 55619 411
 0/EUR:90 272 2908 2 US$29.95/Hfl. 60,-- John Benjamins.
Examines the thesis that the coherent, though complex, linguistic
category which subsumes many of the phenomena that have been labeled
"middle voice," actually receives grammatical instantiation in many
languages. A semantic property crucial to the nature of the middle,
which the author terms "relative elaboration of events," serves as a
parameter along which the reflexive and the middle can be situated as
semantic categories intermediate in transitivity between one-participant
and two-participant events, and which differentiate reflexive and middle
from one another.

Lieb, Hans-Heinrich (Freie U. Berlin) LINGUISTIC VARIABLES. TOWARDS A
 UNIFIED THEORY OF LINGUISTIC VARIATION xiv, 261 pp. Cloth US:1
 55619 562 1/EUR:90 272 3611 9 US$65.00/Hfl. 115,-- John
 Benjamins.
Using a non-Labovian notion of linguistic variable, the author
distinguishes between a holistic and a component approach to linguistic
variation. This is a first-time reconstruction in a single theoretical
framework of the more important approaches to linguistic variation found
in areas as different as historical linguistics, dialectology,
sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, stylistics, contrastive
linguistics, language typology, so-called evaluation grammar, and
current Chomskyan generative grammar (generally with an emphasis on
syntax). Concentrates on language-internal variation, but also analyzes
typological research and considers how linguistic descriptions may
account for variation both within and between languages.


FORMAL LING

Mead, Jonathan (Ed.) THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ELEVENTH WEST COAST
CONFERENCE ON FORMAL LINGUISTICS
 CSLI Publications 1994 vii, 552 pp. Formal Linguistics
 US $24.95 (paper only) ISBN 1-881526-12-7
 Distributed by The University of Chicago Press (1-800-621-2736)
For a complete list of titles/authors of papers presented at the 1992
conference, contact Maria Breaux at (415) 723-1839, or by e-mail at
breauxroslin.stanford.edu.
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