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Title: Linguistic Theory and Empirical Evidence
Edited By: Bob de Jonge
Yishai Tobin
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 64

This volume further elaborates the empirical tradition of Columbia School (CS)
Linguistics by offering diverse empirical analyses for a wide variety of
languages. These studies open a much needed debate advocating the
necessity of the independent validation of linguistic hypotheses. This research
exemplifies how such a validation should be conducted by determining which
forms underlie the analyses and extracting those observations that are
considered to be objective. The volume consists of two parts: a section on
synchronic and diachronic grammatical problems and a section on Phonology
as Human Behavior (PHB), the Columbia School version of phonology, applied
to evolutionary, developmental and clinical issues and the phonotactics of the
selected lexicon of a literary text. It provides a wealth of useful empirical data
and in-depth and sophisticated qualitative and quantitative analyses of a broad
range of languages from diverse families: French, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch,
English, Polish, Russian, Japanese, and Hebrew.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Clinical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027286871
Prices: U.S. $ 158.00
Europe EURO 105.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027215741
Prices: U.K. £ 105.00
Europe EURO 111.30
U.S. $ 158.00