LINGUIST List 6.434

Sat 25 Mar 1995

Books: History of ling, Morphology, Pidgins, Ling theory

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HISTORY OF LING
FORMIGARI, LIA and DANIELE GAMBARARA. Historical Roots of Linguistic Theories.
JOHN BENJAMINS viii, 309 pp. HISTORY OF LINGUISTICS
Hb: US: 1 55619 610 5 / Eur: 90 272 4561 4 US$79.00 / Hfl.140,--
Most of the papers collected in this volume concentrate on the history
of linguistic ideas in France and Italy in the modern period (from the
Renaissance to the present day). Some of them are specifically focused
on the links between the two traditions of reflection on language.
Contributions by: A. d'Atri; F. Aqueci; S. Auroux; M.-C. Capt-Artaud;
J.-C. Chevalier; F. Crispini; D. Droixhe; L. Formigari; D. Gambarara;
S. Gensini; G. Graffi; F. Nef-, A. Pennisi; R. Simone; J.-P. Seris;
C. Stancati; S. Vecchio. Studies in the History of the Language
Sciences, 74
MORPHOLOGY
STONHAM JOHN T. Combinatorial Morphology.
JOHN BENJAMINS xii, 207 pp. MORPHOLOGY
Hb: US: 1-55619-574-5 / Eur: 90 272 3623 2 US$ 52.00 / Hfl.90,--
This book presents a detailed examination of the most important
arguments for a process-based theory of morphology and offers a
highly-constrained alternative to the powerful mechanisms proposed in
processual theories of morphology. Data is presented from dozens of
different languages from numerous language families around the worid,
much of it new to the linguistic forum. The importance of prosodic
morphology in the analysis of linguistic phenomena is highlighted and
the need for greater constraints on generative power is examined. This
work addresses some of the thorniest problems in morphological theory
in a novel alternative fashion, including the issues of ablaut,
exchange rules, metathesis, reduplication and subtraction, and
presents reanalyses based on moraic morphology and the traditional
notion of 'combination' of morphemes along with the underlying theme
of constraining the grammar of natural language to the utmost. Current
Issues in Linguistic Theory, 120
PIDGINS & CREOLES
ARENDS, JACQUES, PIETER MUYSKEN and NORVAL SMITH (eds.) Pidgins and Creoles. An
introduction.
JOHN BENJAMINS xii, 412 pp PIDGINS and CREOLES
Hb: US: 1 55619 169 3 /Eur: 90 272 5236 X US$79.00 / Hfl.140,--
Pb: US: 1 55619 170 7 / Eur: 90 272 5237 8 US$29.95 / Hfl.60,--
This new introduction to the linguistic study of pidgin and creole
languages is clearly designed as an introductory course book. It does
not demand a high level of previous linguistic knowledge. Part I:
General Aspects and Part II: Theories of Genesis constitute the core
for presentation and discussion in the classroom, while Part III:
Sketches of Individual Languages (such as Eskimo Pidgin, Haitian,
Saramaccan, Shaba Swahili, Fa d'Ambu, Papiamentu, Sranan, Berbice
Dutch) and Part IV: Grammatical Features (such as TMA particles and
auxiliaries, noun phrases, reflexives, serial verbs, fronting) can
form the basis for further exploration. A concluding chapter draws
together the different strands of argumentation, and the annotated
list provides the background information on several hundred pidgins,
creoles and mixed languages. Creole Language Library, 15
LING THEORY
SIMONE, RAFFAELE (Third University of Rome) (ed.). Iconicity in Language
JOHN BENJAMINS xii, 318 pp. LING THEORY
Hb: US: 1 55619 564 8 / Eur: 90 272 3613 5 US$ 85.00 / Hfl.160,--
One of the basic assumptions of semiotically biased linguistic
approaches is that language structure includes some non-arbitrary
aspects, from the phonological through the textual level, and a great
amount of research has occurred in the last decade regarding the
"iconic aspects" of language(s). This volume focuses on generally
neglected dimensions of language and semiotic activity, featuring
contributions by philosophers, linguists, semioticians, and
psychologists. Specifically discussed are numeration systems, the
gestural systems of communication among deaf people, the genesis of
writing in children. and inter-ethnic communication.
Contributions by: Stefano Gensini; Wolfgang U. Dressler; Rudolf
Engler; T. Givsn; Roberto Ajello; Raimo Anttila; Sheila Embleton; Anna
Giacalone Ramat; Hansjakob Seiler; Raffaele Simone; Franca Orletti;
Monica Berretta; Elena Pizzuto, Serena Corazza, Emanuela Cameracanna
and Virginia Volterra; Isabella Poggi and Virginia Volterra; Clotilde
Pontecorvo. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 110
EGLI,U., P. PAUSE, CHR. SCHWARZE, A. VON STECHOW and G. WIENOLD
(Univ. of Konstanz and T|bingen/Dokkyo Univ. (Japan)) (eds.). Lexical
Knowledge in the Organization of Language JOHN BENJAMINS xiv, 357
pp. + index LING THEORY Hb: US: 1 55619 568 0 / Eur: 90 272 3617 8 US$
89.00 / Hfl.160,-- This book contains a selection of the papers given
at an international conference at the University of Konstanz (Germany)
in 1991. All contributions relate to the assumption that lexical
knowledge plays a central role in the organization of language,
inasmuch as the components or modules of grammar come together and
interact in the lexicon. Contributions by: Mark C. Baker; Gereon
M|ller and Wolfgang Sternefeld; Arnim von Stechow; Urs Egli and Klaus
von Heusinger; Reinhard Muskens; Aarne Ranta; Bruce Mayo; Peter Pause,
Achim Botz and Markus Egg; Christoph Schwarze and Marie-Theres
Schepping; Gvtz WienoId; Tatsuo Miyajima. Current Issues in
Linguistic Theory, 114
BOK-BENNEMA, REINEKE and CRIT CREMERS. Linguistics in the Netherlands 1994
JOHN BENJAMINS x, 266 pp. LING THEORY
Pb: US:1 56619 218 5 / Eur: 90 272 3154 0 US$ 48.00 / Hfl.80,--
This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the
twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of the
Netherlands, held in Utrecht on January 22, 1994. The aim of the
annual meeting is to provide members of the society with an
opportunity to report on their work in progress. At this year's
meeting 73 papers were presented. The 23 papers in this volume present
an overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the
Netherlands, such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and
semantics and language acquisition. AVT Publications, 11
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