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Fri Aug 7 1998

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Message 1: Journal of Translation and Textlinguistics

Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 15:50 -0500 (EST)
From: Grace_Fuqua <Grace_Fuquasil.org>
Subject: Journal of Translation and Textlinguistics

 
 Subject: Journal
 
 Longacre, Robert E., JOURNAL OF TRANSLATION AND TEXTLINGUISTICS, 
 Vol.10
 1998 ISSN: 1055-4513; $7.95 Summer Institute of Linguistics. 
 Nicholas A. Bailey "What's Wrong with My Word Order?" 
 Ethel E. Wallis Mark's Goal-Oriented Plot Structure 
 Julia Irene Dieterman Participant Reference in Isthmus Mixe
 Narrative Discourse
 C. John Collins Coherence in James 1:19-27
 
 
 Subject: Journal
 
 Dr. Pattiya Jimreivat for the MKS Editorial Board
 MON-KHMER STUDIES: A JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN LANGUAGES VOL. 28,
 Pb; ISSN: 0147-5207, viii+228 pp., 1998, $29.00 Summer Institute of 
 Linguistics. This volume is In Memoriam of William A. Smalley. 
 Articles are:
 -Tones and voice quality in modern northern Vietnamese: Instrumental 
 case studies, by NGUYEN Van Loi and Jerold A. EDMONDSON
 -Kyansittha and the Indic words in Myanmar from Mon, by NAI PAN HLA 
 -Affixes in Katu of the Lao P.D.R., by Nancy A. COSTELLO
 -An acoustic study of Battambang Khmer vowels, by Ratree WAYLAND 
 -Prepositional vs. directional coverbs in Vietnamese, by SOPHANA 
 Srichampa
 -Some Kam-Tai loan-words in Mon-Khmer languages, by QIN Xiaohang 
 -Expressing comparison in the Tai languages, by Lev N. MOREV 
 -Numeral classifiers in Sgaw Karen, by SURIYA Ratanakul
 -Diachronic evolution of initial consonants in Buyang, by LI Jingfang 
 and ZHOU Guoyan
 Internet: academic.bookssil.org
 AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
 http://www.sil.org
 
 Subject: Linguistics
 
 Walter A. Cook, S.J., author; CASE GRAMMAR APPLIED; Pb. ISBN: 
 1-55671-046-1; xiii+275 pp., 1998, $29.00. Summer Institute of 
 Linguistics and the University of Texas at Arlington.
 
 Dr. Walter Cook, S.J., is one of the promoters of the Georgetown 
 University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics and author of numerous 
 publications in linguistics. In CASE GRAMMAR THEORY (1989), the author 
 described the Case Grammar models of Fillmore, Chafe, Anderson, Gruber, 
 Jackendoff, and some tagmemicists as contrasting models within Case 
 Grammar theory. In the present volume, intended as a companion volume to 
 the previous one, we find a methodology for Case Grammar, tested in 
 extended textual analysis including Ernest Hemingway's THE OLD MAN AND THE 
 SEA. Because Case Grammar lends itself well to displaying the way 
 syntactic features are associated with semantic structures, the author is 
 able to use Case Grammar as an unusually clear, simple guide for sentence 
 analysis. Internet: academic,bookssil.org
 AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
 http://www.sil.org
 
 
 Karen Ann Daley, author; VIETNAMESE CLASSIFIERS in Narrative Texts. Pb. 
 ISBN: 1-55671-021-6; xii+214 pp., 1998, $29.00 Summer Institute of 
 Linguistics, and the University of Texas at Arlington.
 
 Karen Daley leads the reader into what is perhaps the first discourse 
 study of Vietnamese classifiers to date. After presenting a summary of 
 classifiers and their function in languages of the world, she challenges 
 the validity of regarding Vietnamese classifiers as simply fitting the 
 prototypical pattern of phrase-level numeral classifiers. In Vietnamese 
 several of the functions attributed to classifiers imply discourse 
 relations, despite the prevailing assumption that their use is associated 
 with the syntactic relations of phrases. A coherent pattern of classifier 
 use becomes evident when they are observed in the larger syntactic 
 environment of discourse. Daley uses discourse measurements of overall 
 frequency, referential distance, and referential persistence and compares 
 them with four criteria from a study of classifiers in White Hmong. The 
 results in the present study indicate that the basic function of 
 classifiers in Vietnamese discourse is referential--to mark salience. 
 Internet: academic.bookssil.org
 AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
 http://www.sil.org
 
 LONG Yaohong and ZHENG Guoqiao, authors, translated from Chinese by D. 
 Norman GEARY; THE DONG LANGUAGE in Guizhou Province, China; Pb. ISBN: 
 1-55671-051-8; xvi+272 pp., 1998, $29.00. Summer Institute of Linguistics 
 and the University of Texas at Arlington.
 
 The Dong people are renowned within China for their beautiful singing and 
 their architectural prowess. Their gifts have grown and flourished in the 
 valleys and mountains of Guizhou, Hunan, and Guangxi Provinces of 
 Southwestern China. In relative obscurity before the establishment of the 
 People's Republic of China, the 2.5 million Dong people are fast gaining 
 an international reputation. The Dong language is distinctive for its 
 many tones. It is often referred to outside China as Kam and occupies a 
 significant position in the Kam-Tai family of the Sino-Tibetan phylum. 
 Long Yaohong and Zhong Guoqiao are recognized authorities on Dong language 
 research. Mr. Long is a native speaker of Dong. He provides an 
 introduction, touching on many aspects of Dong history, culture, and 
 language, and a discussion of the grammar. Mr. Zheng supplies sections on 
 phonology, lexicon, and orthography. The two authors jointly present a 
 chapter on Dong dialects. The book as a whole represents the first 
 comprehensive description of the Dong language available in English. 
 Internet: academic.bookssil.org
 AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
 http://www.sil.org
 
 
 Subject: WEG (Pakistan)
 
 Joan L.G. Baart, author; THE SOUNDS AND TONES OF KALAM KOHISTANI; WITH 
 WORDLISTS AND TEXTS; Pb. ISBN: 969-8023-03-8; 1997, xvi+128 pp., $12.00. 
 Summer Institute of Linguistics and National Institute of Pakistan 
 Studies.
 
 This volume starts a new series "Studies in Languages of Northern 
 Pakistan," published jointly by the Summer Institute of Linguistics and 
 the National Institute of Pakistan Studies in Islamabad. The series will 
 include studies of the phonology, grammar, lexicon, and oral literature of 
 Kalasha, Shina, Burushaski, and other languages of northern Pakistan. 
 Kalam Kohistani (in the literature also known as Garwi or Bashkarik) 
 belongs to the Dardic branch of Indo-Aryan. The current volume presents a 
 sketch of the sound system and tonal system of this language, based on 
 recent fieldwork. It also makes a wordlist and text data available for 
 further study.
 Internet: academic.bookssil.org
 AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
 http://www.sil.org
 
 Sincerely,
 
 Grace Fuqua
 Academic Publications
 Summer Institute of Linguistics
 grace_fuquasil.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
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