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Title: Time and Again
Subtitle: Theoretical perspectives on formal linguistics. In honor of D. Terence Langendoen
Edited By: William D. Lewis
Simin Karimi
Heidi Harley
Scott O. Farrar
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20135
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 135
Description:

This volume is a collection of papers that highlights some recurring themes
that have surfaced in the generative tradition in linguistics over the past
40 years. The volume is more than a historical take on a theoretical
tradition; rather, it is also a "compass" pointing to exciting new
empirical directions inspired by generative theory. In fact, the papers
show a progression from core theoretical concerns to data-driven
experimental investigation and can be divided roughly into two categories:
those that follow a syntactic and theoretical course, and those that follow
an experimental or applied path. Many of the papers revisit long-standing
or recurring themes in the generative tradition, some of which seek
experimental validation or refutation. The merger of theoretical and
experimental concerns makes this volume stand out, but it is also forward
looking in that it addresses the recent concerns of the creation and
consumption of data across the discipline.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Syntax
Discipline of Linguistics
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ISBN: 9027255180
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