LINGUIST List 8.600

Fri Apr 25 1997

Books: Grammar: Comparative & General, Sociolx

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  1. Maureen Burke, Grammar: Comparative and General, Sociolinguistics

Message 1: Grammar: Comparative and General, Sociolinguistics

Date: Tue, 22 Apr 97 13:03:13 PDT
From: Maureen Burke <mburkecsli.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Grammar: Comparative and General, Sociolinguistics

GRAMMAR: COMPARATIVE AND GENERAL

VERB PHRASE & SYNTAX GRAMMAR

Alsina, Alex (National University of Singapore), Joan Bresnan
	(Stanford University), and Peter Sells (Stanford University); COMPLEX
	PREDICATES; ISBN: 1-57586-047-3 (cloth); 1-57586-046-5 (paper); 514
	pp. CSLI Publications 1997: http://csli-www.stanford.edu/publications/
	email: pubsroslin.stanford.edu
	Complex predicates can be defined as predicates that are
composed of more than one grammatical element (either morphemes or
words), each of which contributes a nontrivial part of the information
of the complex predicate. The papers collected in this volume
represent a variety of approaches to the question of the range and
nature of complex predicates, and draw on data from a wide spectrum of
langauges. This collection develops a better understanding of the
range of phenomena that a general theory of complex predicates would
have to account for, and to see what kinds of linguistic ideas and
methodologies would be necessary for such a task. 

Matsumoto, Yo (Meiji Gakuin University); COMPLEX PREDICATES IN
	JAPANESE: A SYNTACTIC AND SEMANTIC STUDY OF THE NOTION 'WORD'; ISBN:
	1-57586-061-9 (cloth); 1-57586-060-0 (paper); 352 pp. CSLI	
	Publications 1997: http://csli-www.stanford.edu/publications/
	email: pubsroslin.stanford.edu
	In this thoroughly revised version of a 1992 Stanford
dissertation, the author presents an extensive discussion of Japanese
complex predicates. A broad range of constructions and predicates are
examined, which include predicative complement constructions, light
verbs, causative predicates, desiderative predicates, syntactic and
lexical compound verbs, and complex motion predicates. A number of new
interesting facts are uncovered, and detailed syntactic and semantic
analyses are presented.

SOCIOLINGUISTICS

Clark, Eve (Stanford University); THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH
 ANNUAL CHILD LANGUAGE RESEARCH FORUM; ISBN: 1-57586-063-5 (cloth);
 1-57586-062-7 (paper); 272 pp. CSLI Publications:
 http://csli-www.stanford.edu/publications/
 email: pubsroslin.stanford.edu
 The contributors to this book explore their findings on
language acquisition in a variety of the world's languages, reflecting
the diversity of interests in the field and the range of languages
being studies. This volume makes an empirical, as well as a
theoretical, contribution to linguistic research.
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