LINGUIST List 8.766

Wed May 21 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, is available at the end of this issue.


  1. Andrew Carnie, New books

Message 1: New books

Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 23:12:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andrew Carnie <>
Subject: New books

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:

Please include in your request message a brief statement about your
research interests, background, affiliation and other information that might
be valuable to help us select a suitable reviewer.


Omar, Alwiya (1993), Linking Openings to Closings in Kiswahili Conversations
Indiana University Linguistics Club.

Omar focuses on the related discourse functions of conversation openings
(COs) and closings (CCs) in Kiswahili and their pragmatic importance in the 


Gottlieb, Alma and Lynne Murphy (1995) Beng-English Dictionary with
English-Beng index. Indiana University Linguistics Club.

This is the first dictionary of this Southern Mande languages of Cote d'Ivoire
which is also known as Ga or Ngen. 


Watt, David L. E. (1994) The Phonology and Semology of Intonation in 
English: An Instrumental and Systemic Perspective. Indiana University
Linguistics Club.

This work represents an extensive study of intonation and its meaning
potential from a systemic functionalist perspective.


Taylor, Paul Alexander (1994) A Phonetic Model of Intonation in English.
Indiana University Linguistics Club

This book addresses the problem of how to relate the acoustic and phonological
descriptions of intonation. A multi-level approach is proposed.


Hung, Henrietta J. (1995) The Rhythmic and Prosodic Organization of
Edge Constituents: An Optimality Theoretic Account. Indiana University
Linguistics Club

This work addresses the phenomenon traditionally known as Extrametricality,
whereby a final constituent is sometimes excluded for the purposes
of determining stress. It is suggested that final stress is non-rhythmic,
and that depending on the position occupied by such a constraint in the 
hierarchy of a given grammar, different effects will be observed, one
of these being Extrametricality.


Hung, Fen-Sheng (1996), Prosody and the Acquisition of Grammatical
Morphemes in Chinese Languages. Indiana University Linguistics Club.

In this comparision study, Hung investigates the influence of the
prosodic and phonological factors on the acquisition of grammatical
morphemes in two morphosyntactically similar, but prosodically 
different languages: Taiwanese and Mandarin Chinese.
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