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Title: Linguistics Today - Facing a Greater Challenge
Edited By: Piet van Sterkenburg
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=Z%20126
Description:

Every five years the Permanent International Committee of Linguists (CIPL) organises a world congress for linguists. And every five years the
Committee faces the challenge of presenting a programme at the highest possible level. The CIPL Executive Committee decided for the Congress planned for 2003 in Prague to focus on four major topics which play an important role in today’s linguistic debate: 1. Typology, 2. Endangered
Languages, 3. Methodology and Linguistics (including fieldwork) and 4.
Language and the mind. Leading experts have introduced the four themes in their plenary lectures in the course of the congress, which served as a basis for the articles presented in the current volume. This book should be a welcome tool for all linguists wishing to find their way quickly in current developments.


Table of contents

Preface vii

Evidentiality: Problems and challenges
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald 1

Towards a less 'syntactic' morphology and a more 'morphological' syntax
Stephen R. Anderson 31

Linguistic universals and particular
Emmon Bach 47

Language planning and language policies: Issues and prospects
Ayo Bamgbose 61

Computational lexicons and corpora: Complementary components in human language technology
Nicoletta Calzolari 89

Historical linguistics: The state of the art
Lyle Campbell 109

Coherent fieldwork
Daniel L. Everett 141

State of the art in Computational Linguistics
Giacomo Ferrari 163

State-of-the-art paper: Lexicology and lexicography: Milestones in metalexicography
Rufus Gouws 187

Pragmatics: State of the art
Robert M. Harnish 207

Phonological dialectics: A short history of generative phonology
Harry van der Hulst 217

Types of languages and the simple pattern of the core of language
Petr Sgall 243

Attempt at the revival of Warrungu (Australia): Its cultural and scientific significance
Tasaku Tsunoda 267

The future of creolistics
Kees Versteegh 305

How the study of endangered languages will revolutionize linguistics
Douglas Whalen 321

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Typology
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Wirangu
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ISBN: 1588115372
ISBN-13: 9781588115379
Pages: viii, 367 pp.
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Pages: viii, 367 pp.
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