LINGUIST List 7.93

Mon Jan 22 1996

Books: History of Ling, Romance Ling, Socioling

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  1. Ande Ciecierski, New Books: History of Linguistic Thought

Message 1: New Books: History of Linguistic Thought

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 10:05:31 EST
From: Ande Ciecierski <>
Subject: New Books: History of Linguistic Thought


 Here together for the first time are all of Frederick J. Newmeyer's
 writings on the origins and development of generative grammar.
 Spanning a period of fifteen years, the essays in GENERATIVE
 LINGUISTICS address the nature of the "Chomskyan Revolution", the deep
 structure debates of the 1970s, The Chicago Linguistic Society, the
 structure of the field of linguistics and its consequences for women
 and the attempts to apply generative theory to second language
 aquisition. These articles, many of which have never been published
 before, will inevitably fan the flames of controversy still raging in
 the field. Newmeyer's audacious conclusions and his argument that
 generative semantics collapsed because it was empirically disproved
 challenge much current thinking.
 History of Linguistic Thought
 Routledge: 1995: 224 pp
 HB: 0 415 11553 1: #C0697: $49.95: L30.00
 Available for Discussion

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 This new history of French combines texts and extracts with a readable
 and detailed commentary enabling the language to be viewed both
 synchronically and diachronically. Core texts range from the ninth
 century to the present day and highlight central features of the
 language, while a range of shorter texts illustrate particular points.
 The inclusion of non-literary as well as literary texts serves to
 illustrate some of the many varieties of French from legal,
 scientific, epistolary,
 administrative or liturgical or more popular domains, including
 attempts to represent spoken usage. Forty short texts are presented
 and explored from a variety of angles, covering such areas as
 spelling, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
 Routledge: 1995: 328 pp
 HB: 0 415 09999 4: #D2071: $69.95: L45.00
 PB: 0 415 10000 3: #D2075: $19.95: L14.99

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 Kira Hall and Mary Bucholtz, eds., GENDER ARTICULATED
 Language and the Socially Constructed Self
 GENDER ARTICULATED forges new connections between language-related
 fields and feminist theory. Refuting apolitical, essentialist
 perspectives on language and gender, the essays presented here examine
 a range of cultures, languages and settings. They explicitly connect
 feminist theory to language research. Some of the most distinguished
 scholars working in the field of language and gender today discuss
 such topics as Japanese women's appropriation of "men's language," the
 literary representation of lesbian discourse, the silencing of women
 on the Internet, cultural mediation and Spanish use at New Mexican
 weddings and the uses of silence in the Anita Hill-ClarenceThomas
 Routledge, New York: 1996: 448 pp
 HB: 0 415 91398 5: #D0032: $69.95: L45.00
 PB: 0 415 91399 3: #D0036: $22.95: L14.99
 Available for Discussion

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 ROUTLEDGE London * New York
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