LINGUIST List 9.1004

Mon Jul 6 1998

Books: Modern American linguistics

Editor for this issue: Brett Churchill <>

Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.


  1. Irina Sekerina, New book on the state of modern American Linguistics

Message 1: New book on the state of modern American Linguistics

Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 13:50:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Irina Sekerina <>
Subject: New book on the state of modern American Linguistics

The Publishing House of Moscow State University has just released a
new 455-page hard cover book in Russian which is a collection of
surveys on the state of modern American linguistics. "FUNDAMENTAL
TRENDS OF MODERN AMERICAN LINGUISTICS" ("Fundamental'nye napravlenija
sovremennoj amerikanskoj lingvistiki") is unique in its scope since it
is the first ever comprehensive publication in Russian which attempts
to present diverse disciplines within American linguistics aimed at
the Russian-speaking audience.

The book consists of three major parts:

 CHAPTER 1. Brief History of the Generative Grammar (John Bailyn,
 SUNY at Stony Brook)
 CHAPTER 2. A Study of Syntactic Conditions in the Generative
 Grammar (Konstantin Kazenin & Yakov Testelec, MGU)
 CHAPTER 3. The Generative Grammar and the Free Word Order Problem
 (Natasha Kondarshova, Cornell University)
 CHAPTER 4. The Generative Grammar and Russian Linguistics: Aspect
 and Case (Natal'ja Isakadze & Irina Kobozeva, MGU)

 CHAPTER 5. Phonology (Katya Zubritskaya, NYU)
 CHAPTER 6. Formal Semantics (Roumyana Izvorska, U of Pennsylvania)
 CHAPTER 7. Psycholinguistics (Irina Sekerina, U of Pennsylvania)
 CHAPTER 8. Acquisition (Sergey Avrutin, Yale University)

 PART III: Functional and Cognitive Theories
 CHAPTER 9. Functionalism (Andrey Kibrik and Vladimir Plungjan, MGU)
 CHAPTER 10. Semantics in Cognitive Linguistics (Alan Cienki, Emory U)
 CHAPTER 11. Main Concepts of Cognitive Semantics (Ekaterina
 Rakhilina, VINITI)
 APPENDIX: The Grammaticala Relevance of Theme/Rheme Partition
 (George Fowler, Indiana University)

 Index of Languages
 Index of Terms

The authors and the editors made every attempt to concisely and accurately
translate the linguistic terms without which it is impossible to acquaint
oneself with linguistic articles in the original. The reader will find Russian
translations and definitions of such syntactic terms as "Subjacency Principle",
 "Spellout", "island constraints", phonological terms such as
Theory", "Onset Principle", "The OCP", "Optimality Theory", and many others 
included in the comprehensive 47-page Russian-English index. Most of the
discussed are illustrated with Russian examples.

Please address your inquires to Dr. Irina Sekerina
at SEKERINALINC.CIS.UPENN.EDU, an authorized representative.

Detailed information is posted at the following URL:

Irina Sekerina
The Institute for Research 
in Cognitive Science
University of Pennsylvania
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

The following contributing LINGUIST publishers have made their backlists available on the World Wide Web:

1998 Contributors

  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter