LINGUIST List 8.1175

Wed Aug 13 1997

Books: Available for Review

Editor for this issue: Andrew Carnie <carnielinguistlist.org>


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Message 1: books available for review

Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 13:49:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andrew Carnie <carnielinguistlist.org>
Subject: books available for review

The books listed below are in the LINGUIST office and now
available for review. If you are interested in reviewing
a book (or leading a discussion of the book); please contact 
our book review editor, Andrew Carnie, at:

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SYNTAX

Everett, Daniel (1996) Why there are no Clitics. SIL, Texas

This book argues for the thesis that pronominal clitics, pronouns, and
prominal (agreement) affixes are allomophrs of one another, derived from 
lexical storeage of individual grammatical features, which are then 
spelled out as pronouns, affixes, or clitics, depending on how they
are stacked.

LEXICON, CORPORA, and ACQUISITION

Boguraev, Branimir and James Pustejovsky. (1996) Corpus processing for 
lexical Acquisiton

This volume contains a number of papers that describe corpus processing 
techniques that can be used to extract lexical information for use 
in computers. The problesm include recognition fo open compounds, 
incremental acquisition of means from sentence usages,
recognition of new senses of new words, word classes, patterns of
word use.

KADAI

Edmondson, Jerold and David Solnit (1997) Comparative Kadai: The tai 
branch. SIL, Arlington Texas.

_Comparative Kadai_ defines the linguistic range of a large, interrelated
and varied area extending from eastern India to southern China. It asks
the questions "What languages are involved? How diverse are they? And how are
the language families interrelated?"
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