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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Explorations in Integrational Linguistics
Subtitle: Four essays on German, French, and Guaran
Edited By: Robin Sackmann
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 285

Integrational Linguistics (IL), developed by the German linguist
Hans-Heinrich Lieb and others, is an approach to linguistics that
integrates linguistic descriptions, construed as declarative theories, with
a detailed theory of language that covers all classical areas of
linguistics, from phonology to sentence semantics, and takes linguistic
variation, both synchronic and diachronic, fully into account. The aim of
this book is to demonstrate how some controversial issues in language
description are resolved in Integrational Linguistics. The four essays
united here cover nearly all levels of language systems: phonetics and
phonology (The Case for Two-Level Phonology by Hans-Heinrich Lieb, on
German obstruent tensing and French nasal alternation), morphology (Form
and Function of Verbal Ablaut in Contemporary Standard German by Bernd
Wiese), morphology and syntax (Inflectional Units and Their Effects by
Sebastian Drude, on the person system in Guaran), and syntax and sentence
semantics (Topic Integration by Andreas Nolda, on split topicalization in

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027248001
ISBN-13: 9789027248008
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
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