LINGUIST List 5.535

Fri 25 Mar 1994

Books: Acquisition, Dialectology, Genre Analysis

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LANG ACQUISITION

 LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOCS.
 Area: Language Acquisition
 Levy, Yonata (The Hebrew University, Israel) OTHER CHILDREN,
 OTHER LANGUAGES: ISSUES IN THE THEORY OF LANGUAGE
 ACQUISITION; 0-8058-1330-6 [cloth] $79.95 ($39.95 special prepaid
 offer); 424 pp. This volume investigates the implications of the study
 of populations other than educated, middle-class, normal
 children and languages other than English on a universal theory of
 language acquisition. The authors represent different theoretical
 orientations and place emphasis on the ways in which data from
 pathology and from a variety of languages may affect universal
 generalizations. Email: ordersleahq.mhs.compuserve.com


DIALECTOLOGY

Glauser, Beat et al A NEW BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WRITINGS ON VARIETIES OF ENGLISH,
1984-1992/3
 1993 208 pp Paperbound US:1 55619 443 9/EUR:90 272 4870 2
 US$45.00/Hfl.80,-->internet:70461.1236compuserve.com
 DIALECTOLOGY,BIBLIOGRAPHY
This bibliography is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the
relevant publications of the past few years. Like its predecessor, it will
prove an indispensable reference book. The collection is in four parts, dealing
respectively with general studies, Britain and Ireland, the United States and
Canada, and the rest of the world.


GENRE ANALYSIS

Suter, Hans-Jurg THE WEDDING REPORT. A PROTOTYPICAL APPROACH TO THE
 STUDY OF TRADITIONAL TEXT TYPES xii, 314 pp. Cloth US:1 55619 295
 9/EUR:90 272 5039 1 US$69.00/Hfl. 125,-- John Benjamins
The 'wedding report' is a conventional type of news report published in
local English newspapers. Treating these reports as a representative
or prototypical genre, Suter analyzes, both diachronically and
synchronically the distinctive contextual and textual features --
situational context, text production processes, function,
thematic structures, and form on the macro- and microlevel --
of this type of text. The linguistic findings are integrated
into a comprehensive view of the interplay between the genre
as a linguistic frame and its sociocultural context.
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