Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts
This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."
The Mathematics of Syntactic Structure: Trees and their Logics
This volume deals with descriptive complexity issues in linguistic theory formation. Starting from recent results on the transparent logical characterizations of context-free fragments of Generative Grammars it is a progress report on the attempts of meeting the challenge of providing controlled extensions of the formal apparatus which retain its agreable properties like decidability and transparency while admitting exactly the expressive power necessary for linguistic applications.