LINGUIST List 8.284

Wed Feb 26 1997

Books: New Books Available for Review

Editor for this issue: Andrew Carnie <>

Additional information on the following books, as well as a short backlist of the publisher's titles, may be available from the Listserv. Instructions for retrieving publishers' backlists appear at the end of this issue.


  1. Andrew Carnie, Books Available for Review

Message 1: Books Available for Review

Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 19:44:46 -0500 (EST)
From: Andrew Carnie <>
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
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Simpson, Paul (1997) Language through Literature: An introduction. Routledge
	London and New York.

	Paul Simpson provides a concise introduction to the English language
	through the medium of English literature. Through the use of
	examples from poetry prose and drama, this book offers a
	lively and accessible guide to important concepts and techniques
	in English language study.


Boguraev, Branimir and Jame Pustejovsky (eds) (1996) Corpus Processing
	for Lexical Acquisition. MIT Press. Cambridge MA

	Bringing together a balanced blend of the theoretical and practical,
	the contributions provide the most recent look at lexical acquisition
	techniques and practices. These include coping with unknown
	lexicalizations, task driven lexical induction, categorization of
	lexical units, lexical semantics from corpus analysis and evaluating
	lexical acquisition.


Hatim, Basil, and Ian Mason (1997) The Translater as communicator. Routledge
	London and New York

	The authors argue that the division of the subject into literary
	and non-literary, technical and non-technical, is unhelpful and
	misleading. Instead of dwelling on these differentials, the
	authors focus on what common ground exists between these distinction.
	The proposed model is presented through a series of case studes
	ranging from legal texts to poems, each of which focuses on one
	particular feature of text constitution, while not losing sight of
	how this contributes to the whole analytic apparatus.


Trask, R.L. (1997) The History of Basque. Routledge, London and New York

	This book provides a comprehensive survey of all that is known about
	the prehistory of the Basque language, including pronunciation, the
	grammar and the vocabulary. It also provides a long critical evaluation
	of the search for relatives, as well as a thumbnail sketch of the
	language, a thumbnail sketch of the language, a summary of its
	typological features, an external history and an extensive Bibliography


McDaniels, Dana, Cecile McKee, and Helen Smith Cairns (eds) (1996) Methods
	for Assessing Children's Syntax. MIT press, Cambridge MA

	This book is designed in part as a handbook to assist students
	and researchers in the choice and use of methods for investigating
	children's grammar. For example, a method can be chosen based
	on what is measured, and who the target subject is. In addition to
	the selection of methods, there are also pointers for designing and
	conducting experimental studies and for evaluating research.
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