LINGUIST List 7.55

Fri Jan 12 1996

Books: Linguistic Theory, Psycholinguistics

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  1. "Ellen L. Contini-Morava", book notice

Message 1: book notice

Date: Sat, 30 Dec 1995 13:24:32 EST
From: "Ellen L. Contini-Morava" <>
Subject: book notice

Ellen Contini-Morava and Barbara Sussman Goldberg (eds.), Meaning as
Explanation: Advances in Linguistic Sign Theory. Berlin: Mouton de
Gruyter 1995. ISBN 3-11-014122-1. Cloth, 487 pp. DM 248.

A collection of papers from theoretical perspectives that share a
conception of language as a system of meaningful signs. In
sign-oriented theories the distribution of linguistic forms is
explained in terms of the contribution of their meanings to the
message communicated, and the data are drawn from actual discourse
rather than invented, decontextualized examples. Includes comparison
of theory and method among major sign-oriented approaches, and
analyses of data from a variety of languages.


by Lynn Frazier and Charles Clifton, Jr.
The MIT Press
$30 cloth
Order via <> or 800.356.0343

This book presents a new theory of sentence processing; one allowing a
very limited type of underspecification in the syntactic analysis of
sentences. Available for discussion.
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