LINGUIST List 7.326

Fri Mar 1 1996

Books: Philosophy of lg, Historical lx, 2nd lg acquisition

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  1. Michelle Baker, PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE Titles

Message 1: PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE Titles

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 12:55:32 EST
From: Michelle Baker <mbakerworld.std.com>
Subject: PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE Titles

PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

McCauley, Robert N. (editor) (Emory University)
THE CHURCHLANDS AND THEIR CRITICS
March 1996	6 x 9		320 pages
0-631-18969-6	paperback	$19.95		14.99 GBP
0-631-18968-8	hardcover	$49.95		40.00 GBP

The influence of Patricia and Paul Churchland's work on contemporary
philosophy and cognitive science has been profound. The Churchlands
have challenged nearly all prevailing doctrines concerning knowledge,
mind, science, and language. This collection contains nine newly
commissioned essays by distinguished scholars from philosophy,
psychology, and the neurosciences along with the Churchlands' replies.
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (617)547-0789
email:blkwellworld.std.com



HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

Burrow, J.A. and Thorlac Turville-Petre (University of Bristol,
University of Nottingham)

A BOOK OF MIDDLE ENGLISH, Second Edition
January 1996	6 x 9		384 pages
0-631-19353-7	paperback	$22.95		13.99 GBP
0-631-19352-9	hardcover	$59.95		45.00 GBP

In the short time since its first publication, this book has already
gone a long way towards establishing itself as the standard text in
the field. This new and revised edition takes account of suggestions
and comments from reviewers and from those who have used the book all
over the world. BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax:
(617)547-0789 email:blkwellworld.std.com


2nd LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Johnson, Keith (Lancaster University)
LANGUAGE TEACHING AND SKILL LEARNING
January 1996	6 x 9		224 pages
0-631-16877-X	paperback	$19.95		12.99 GBP
0-631-16876-1	hardcover	$49.95		40.00 GBP
This text argues controversially that second language acquisition has
much in common with other forms of skill learning; and that there is much
to be learned about the business of language teaching by considering the
views and practices of teachers in other domains. The study of second
language learning and teaching may thus draw on knowledge about first
language acquisition, but not on what is known about the learning of
non-linguistic skills. This book argues against such an approach. It
begins by considering arguments for and against the uniqueness of
language. It reviews the recent SLA literature, looking both at general
learning theories and opposing theories (mostly based on the study of
universal grammar). The book then turns to language teaching, and in a
programmatic way considers what insights may be gained by viewing
language within a general skill framework.
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS: phone: (800) 216-2522 fax: (617)547-0789
email:blkwellworld.std.com
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