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Title: Future Challenges for Natural Linguistics
Edited By: Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk
Jarosław Weckwerth
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Theoretical LinguisticsLINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

The purpose of this volume is to stir discussion and stimulate comments which may eventually result in Natural Linguistics re-asserting itself more widely in the present-day arena of linguistic frameworks. A global future challenge for Natural Linguistics is to demonstrate its epistemological potential to new audiences in a convincing and informative manner. It is hoped that this volume may serve two functions: to unite natural linguists in their research and to encourage others to become involved in a Natural Linguistic framework.

Among the thirteen papers constituting the volume, the reader will find contributions to phonology, phonetics, morphology, and text, as well as reference to such areas of external evidence as first language acquisition, language change, phonostylistics, dialectal variation, psycholinguistics, speech pathology and evolution. Considered issues include: functional explanation and dysfunctions, markedness and complexity, phonological categoriality and phonetic gradience, semiotic underpinnings of linguistic explanations, the uses and meanings of naturalness, morphological productivity, typological vs. language-specific nature of morphological priming, criteria for nativization of loanwords, and development of compositionality in the phylogenesis of language.


Katarzyna: Dziubalska-Kolaczyk and Jaroslaw Weckwerth Preface

Antonio Bertacca: Description and explanation of language change

Dagmar Bittner: Emergence of grammatical complexity and markedness in the acquisition of verb and noun phrases in German

Patricia Jane Donegan: Phonological processes and phonetic rules

Wolfgang U. Dressler: Naturalness and functionalism

Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk: Challenges for Natural Linguistics in the 21st century: A personal view

Livio Gaeta: Growth of symbols: The inexorable fate of diagrams

Natalia Gagarina: Productivity of the verbal inflectional classes (The case of Russian)

Theodor Granser and Sylvia Moosm=FCller: Phonemic schwa - a challenge for Natural Phonology? The case of Albanian

Gonia Jarema, Gary Libben, Wolfgang U. Dressler and Eva Kehayia: The role of typological variation in the processing of interfixed compounds

Lavinia Merlini Barbaresi: Markedness and text complexity

Elke Ronneberger-Sibold: On the phonostylistic function of prototypical nonnative sound shapes in contemporary German: Evidence from the history of brand names

Sárka Simá è ková: Retracted pronunciation of the Czech alveolar trill:
Why phonologists need phonetic labs

Jaroslaw Weckwerth: From jaw oscillation to phonological compositionality: A scenario

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895863084
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: USD 70 / EUR 68 / GBP 44