"Kissine offers a new theory of speech acts which is philosophically sophisticated and builds on work in cognitive science, formal semantics, and linguistic typology. This highly readable, brilliant essay is a major contribution to the field."
--François Recanati, Institut Jean-Nicod
Language Loyalty, Continuity and Change
Joshua A. Fishman's Contributions to Interanational Sociolinguistics
This short volume provides a comprehensive and synoptic view of Joshua A.
Fishman's contributions to international sociolinguistics. The two
integrative essays provide readers with the essential understandings of
Fishmanian sociolinguistics and his contributions to Yiddish scholarship.
The essays serve as a valuable summary and introduction to the sociology of
language and the sociology of Yiddish. An up-to-date comprehensive
bibliography prepared by Gella Schweid Fishman, as well as Fishman's own
concluding sentiments, complement the integrative essays.