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TOC: A Survey of American Linguistics

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  1. Irina Sekerina, Books: A Survey of American Linguistics

Message 1: Books: A Survey of American Linguistics

Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 17:19:46 -0400
From: Irina Sekerina <sekerinalinc.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: Books: A Survey of American Linguistics

The Publishing House of Moscow State University has just released 
a groundbreaking 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 presents diverse disciplines within
American linguistics to Russian-speaking audience.

The book consists of three major parts:

 PART I: GENERATIVE GRAMMAR
 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 U)
 CHAPTER 4. The Generative Grammar and Russian Linguistics: 
 Aspect and Case 
 (Natal'ja Isakadze & Irina Kobozeva, MGU)
 PART II: OTHER FORMAL THEORIES: PHONOLOGY, 
 SEMANTICS, PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, AND ACQUISITION
 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 U)

 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 modern 
 American linguistics will not be comprehensible. The reader will
 find Russian translations and definitions of such syntactic
 terms as "Subjacency Principle", "Spellout", "island constraints",
 phonological terms such as "Underspecification Theory", "Onset
 Principle", "The OCP", "Optimality Theory", and many others
 included in the comprehensive 47-page Russian-English index.
 Most of the phenomena discussed are illustrated with Russian
 examples.

 Please address your inquires to Dr. Irina Sekerina at
SEKERINALINC.CIS.UPENN.EDU. More information is posted at the 
following URL: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~sekerina/book.htm.
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