LINGUIST List 9.1767

Fri Dec 11 1998

Books: General Linguistics

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Message 1: General Linguistics from Oxford University Press

Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 09:55:38 -0500
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Subject: General Linguistics from Oxford University Press

Marina Yaguello, University of Paris VII
Translated by Trevor A. Le V. Harris
What can wordplay--as understood in the broadest sense--teach us
about language, its functions, characteristics, structure, and workings?
Using Lewis Carroll's Alice as a starting point, Yanguello takes the
reader on a vivid and unconventional voyage into the world(s) of
language, charting the major themes of linguistics along the way. This is
an entertaining and original introduction to the nature of language that will
appeal to students and teachers alike.
December 1998 184 pp.; 8 halftones
0-19-870005-9 paper $16.95
0-19-870006-7 cloth $49.95
Oxford University Press
Louis-Jean Calvet, Sorbonne, Paris
Translated by Michel Petheram
Non-linguistic conflicts--economic, religious, territorial--are often
projected on to language differences, and may be played out in the
language policies of governments and other holders of power.
Jean-Louis Calvet deals broadly, in a non-technical and introductory
style, with this interaction of language issues and political process. He
examines the fundamental problems arising from language contact,
multilingualism, and the conflicts caused by inequalities symbolized in
various patterns of language use.
December 1998 232 pp.; 2 linecuts
0-19-870021-0 paper $29.95
0-19-823598-4 cloth $90.00
Oxford University Press
THE POLITICS OF INDIANS' ENGLISH: Linguistic Colonialism and the
Expanding English Empire
N. Krishnaswamy and Archana S. Burde
In this fascinating and lively study, Krishnaswamy and Burde examine
how the English used by Indians has changed--and is still changing--
over the last two centuries, evolving into the complex and highly diverse
forms which it takes today.
December 1998 176 pp.
0-19-564368-2 $22.50
Oxford University Press
PHRASEOLOGY: Theory, Analysis, and Applications
Edited by A. P. Cowie, University of Leeds
(Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology)
Over the last twenty years, phraseology has become a major field of
pure and applied research in Western European and North American
linguistics. This book is made up of authoritative contributions from
leading specialists who examine the increasingly crucial role played by
ready-made word-combinations in language acquisition and adult
language use. This book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date
account of the subject to be published in English.
December 1998 272 pp.; 8 b/w line figs.
0-19-829425-5 $82.00
Oxford University Press
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