LINGUIST List 10.1712

Thu Nov 11 1999

Books: History of Linguistics, Perceptual Dialectology

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  1. Paul Peranteau, History of Ling: The Emergence of Modern Lang Science Vols 1 & 2
  2. Paul Peranteau, Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, D. Preston

Message 1: History of Ling: The Emergence of Modern Lang Science Vols 1 & 2

Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 16:09:46 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: History of Ling: The Emergence of Modern Lang Science Vols 1 & 2

John Benjamins Publishing is pleased to announce publiccation of this two
volume work on the History of Linguistics in honor of Prof. Konrad Koerner:

The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences
Studies on the transition from historical-comparative to structural
linguistics in honour of E.F.K. Koerner.
Volume 1: Historiographical perspectives.
Sheila EMBLETON, John E. JOSEPH and Hans-Josef NIEDEREHE (eds)
US & Canada: 1 55619 759 4 / USD 95.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2187 1 / NLG 190.00 (Hardcover)

Although it is widely thought that structural linguistics began
abruptly with the publication of Saussure's 'revolutionary' Course in
General Linguistics, the work of E. F. K. Koerner has demonstrated
that Saussure, for all his originality, remained true to the basic
tenets of his 19th-century predecessors. In this volume, the
development of modern linguistics before, during and after Saussure is
traced in 20 studies honouring the scholar who has done more than
anyone else to professionalize linguistic historiography during the
last quarter century. Among the wide range of topics covered are:
grammar and philosophy in the age of comparativism, the relation of
Saussure's anagram studies to his theory of the linguistic sign,
nationalist overtones in German linguistics from 1914 to 1945, and the
true story (with newly discovered documentation) of why Chomsky's
Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory didn't get published during the
1950s or 60s. In addition to an introductory overview of Koerner's
career and a complete listing of his publications, the volume includes
previously unpublished materials from Saussure's notebooks.

Contributions by: Anders Ahlqvist; Cristina Altman; Jivco Boyadjiev;
Sheila Embleton; Lia Formigari; W. Terrence Gordon; Gerda Hassler;
Werner H�llen; Kurt R. Jankowsky; John E. Joseph; Joseph F. Kess;
Douglas A. Kibbee; Tadao Miyamoto; D. Gary Miller; Stephen O. Murray;
Brigitte Nerlich; Hans-Josef Niederehe; Jan Noordegraaf; Emilio
Ridruejo; Henry G. Schogt; Maxim I. Stamenov; Danny D. Steinberg;
Joseph L. Subbiondo; George Wolf.

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The Emergence of the Modern Language Sciences
Studies on the transition from historical-comparative to structural
linguistics in honour of E.F.K. Koerner.
Volume 2: Methodological perspectives and applications.
Sheila EMBLETON, John E. JOSEPH and Hans-Josef NIEDEREHE (eds)
US & Canada: 1 55619 760 8 / USD 99.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2188 X / NLG 198.00 (Hardcover)

Alongside considerable continuity, 20th-century diachronic linguistics
has seen substantial shifts in outlook and procedure from the
19th-century paradigm. Our understanding of what is really new and
what is recycled owes a great debt to E. F. K. Koerner's minutely
researched interpretations of the work of the field's founders and key
transitional figures. At the cusp of the 21st century, some of the
best known scholars in the field explore how these methodological
shifts have been and continue to be played out in historical Romance,
Germanic and Indo-European linguistics, as well as in work outside
these traditional areas. These 22 studies, honouring the founder of
Diachronica and other publication ventures that have helped revitalize
historical enquiry in recent decades, include examinations of
Indo-European methodology and the reconstructions carried out by
Bloomfield and Sapir; the search for relatives of Indo-European;
comparative, structural and sociolinguistic analyses of the history of
the Romance languages; regular vs. morpholexical approaches to OHG
umlaut; and the synchrony and diachrony of gender affixes in Tsez.

Contributions by: Philip Baldi; Allan R. Bomhard; Vit Bubenik; Ranko
Bugarski; Bernard Comrie; Regna Darnell; Thomas V. Gamkrelidze; Robert
A. Hall, Jr.; David J. Holsinger; John T. Jensen; Brian D. Joseph;
Carol F. Justus; Helena Kurzov�; Saul Levin; Martin Maiden; Gary
D. Prideaux; E. Wyn Roberts; Joseph C. Salmons; Paul Sidwell; John
Charles Smith; Matsuji Tajima; Alexander Vovin; Roger Wright.



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Message 2: Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, D. Preston

Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 16:10:08 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, D. Preston

John Benjamins Publishing is pleased to present this work on Perceptual
Dialectology:

Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology.
Volume 1.
Dennis R. PRESTON ((Michigan State University) (ed.) 
US & Canada: 1 55619 534 6 / USD 145.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2180 4 / NLG 290.00 (Hardcover)

Perceptual dialectology investigates what ordinary people (as opposed
to professional linguists) believe about the distribution of language
varieties in their own and surrounding speech communities and how they
have arrived at and implement those beliefs. It studies the beliefs of
the common folk about which dialects exist and, indeed, about what
attitudes they have to these varieties. Some of this leads to
discussion of what they believe about language in general, or "folk
linguistics". Surprising divergences from professional results can be
found. For the professional, it is intriguing to find out why and
whether the folk can be wrong or whether the professional has missed
something.

Volume 1 of this handbook aims to provide for the field of perceptual
dialectology:
- a historical survey;
- a regional survey, adding to the earlier preponderance of studies in
 Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States;
- a methodological survey, showing, in detail, how data have been acquired
 and processed;
- an interpretive survey, showing how these data have been related to both
 linguistic and other socio-cultural facts;
- a comprehensive bibliography.

The results and methods of perceptual dialectical studies should be
interesting not only to linguists, variationists, dialectologists, and
students of the social psychology of language but also to
sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, and other students of
culture as well as to language planners and educators.

Contributions by: Dennis Preston; W.G. Rensink; Jo Daan; Ludger
Kremer; Takesi Sibata; Kikuo Nomoto; Yoshio Mase; Willem Grootaers;
Antonius A. Weijnen; A.C.M. Goeman; Fumio Inoue; Daniel Long;
Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain; Lawrence Kuiper; Mahide Demirci and Brian
Kleiner; Donald M. Lance; Laura Hartley; Nikolas Coupland, Angie
Williams, and Peter Garrett.



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