LINGUIST List 7.317

Thu Feb 29 1996

Books: Dictionaries, Semantics, Syntax and Morphology

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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 21:30:54 +0700
From: "Dieter Vermandere" <dieter.vermanderearts.kuleuven.ac.be>
Subject: for your information: book

DICTIONARIES

CLAES, F. & BAKEMA, P. (1995), A Bibliography of Dutch Dictionaries.
Tubingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, XX-377 pp. (Lexicographica - Series
Maior - Band 67). [ISBN 3-484-30967-9; DM 196].

Abstract:

"A Bibliography of Dutch dictionaries" gives an overview of printed
Dutch lexicography in the period 1477 to 1990. The bibliography
contains approximately 4500 references to monolingual, bilingual and
multilingual dictionaries, both general and specialized:
terminological dictionaries, dialectological dictionaries,
dictionaries of synonyms, biographical dictonaries and encyclopedias.

For each dictionary, the following data are indicated: author, title,
place of publication, publisher, year of publication, number of pages
and all the various editions. The bibliography has been conceived as a
practical reference work: all dictionaries are categorized into
thematic groups, listed in the table of contents. Within every group,
a further distinction is made between monolingual and multilingual
dictionaries. This makes the bibliography easy to consult for all
sorts of lexicographical questions. The accessibility is also
increased by indexes of authors and languages. The bibliography is
based on a systematically compiled corpus of sources as well as on the
expertise of several specialists working in the field of Dutch
lexicography.

Peter Bakema


SEMANTICS

Lappin, Shalom (editor), (School of Oriental and African Studies, London)
THE HANDBOOK OF CONTEMPORARY SEMANTIC THEORY
December 1995	6 3/4 x 9 3/4	608 pages
0-631-18752-9	hardcover	$79.95		65.00 GBP

This volume provides a comprehensive view of the central issues in
contemporary semantic theory. New articles by leading researchers in
the field give an introductory account of previous work along with a
presentation of new innovations and results. Thus the Handbook is both
an authoritative guide to the major developments of linguistic
semantics and a significant contribution to the current research. The
book will be invaluable both to students requiring a complete and
up-to-date survey of work in semantics, and to the specialist engaged
in research on particular problems in semantic theory. The articles in
the Handbook are written in an accessible style and include detailed
references. In addition, the volume includes an extensive central
bibliography which is intended to serve as a research tool for
students and linguists working in the field. BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS:
phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (617)547-0789 email:blkwellworld.std.com


SYNTAX AND MORPHOLOGY

Cook, Vivian and Mark Newson (University of Essex, Eutvos Loran University)
CHOMSKY'S UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR, Second Edition
January 1996	6 x 9		369 pages
0-631-19556-4	paperback	$29.95		14.99 GBP
0-631-19796-6	hardcover	$59.95		45.00 GBP

This book is intended as an introduction for those who want a broad
overview of the theory of Universal Grammar with sufficient detail to
see how its main concepts work. The new edition is based on the
current model of syntax that is most widely accepted, incorporating
Barriers syntax, functional categories, and Relativized Minimality,
and looks at their implications for language acquisition. BLACKWELL
PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (617)547-0789
email:blkwellworld.std.com
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