LINGUIST List 11.2320

Fri Oct 27 2000

Books: Lexicography, Functional Ling, Pragmatics

Editor for this issue: Naomi Ogasawara <naomilinguistlist.org>




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Directory

  • Paul Peranteau, Lexicology, Semantics & Lexicography, Essays on Definition
  • Paul Peranteau, Functional Ling (Spanish): Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation...
  • Paul Peranteau, Pragmatics/Discourse: Local Educational Order, Hester & Francis (Eds.)

    Message 1: Lexicology, Semantics & Lexicography, Essays on Definition

    Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 10:59:29 -0400
    From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
    Subject: Lexicology, Semantics & Lexicography, Essays on Definition


    John Benjamins Publishing announces these two new works in Lexicography and Semantics:

    Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography. Selected papers from the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998. Julie COLEMAN and Christian J. KAY (eds.) University of Leicester / University of Glasgow Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 194 US & Canada: 1 55619 972 4 / USD 75.00 (Hardcover) Rest of world: 90 272 3701 8 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover)

    The papers in this volume show the range and direction of current work in historical semantics and word-studies. There is a strong focus throughout on semantic change and lexical innovation, interpreted within a sociolinguistic, cultural or textual context. Many of the papers draw on the remarkable range of electronic resources now available to historical linguists, notably corpora, dictionaries, bibliographies and thesauruses, and show the effects that these have had in stimulating new lines of research or the re-interpretation of previous conclusions. Cognitive semantics, and especially prototype theory, emerges as a challenging theoretical framework for much current research. The volume contains a selection from papers presented at the 10th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (10ICEHL). They include work on historical lexicography and an account of the workshop on electronic dictionary resources, such as the Revised Oxford English Dictionary, which formed the centrepiece of the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium.

    Contributions by:Alan Shelston; Andreas Fischer; Gabriella Rundblad and David B. Kronenfeld; P�ivi Koivisto-Alanko; Christian J. Kay; Julie Coleman; Maurizio Gotti; Carole P. Biggam; Heli Tissari; Louise Sylvester; Claire Cowie; R.W. McConchie; Christian Kay.



    Essays on Definition. with an Introduction by Alain Rey. Juan C. SAGER (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 4 US & Canada: 1 55619 773 X / USD 75.00 (Hardcover) Rest of world: 90 272 2327 0 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover)

    This collection of essays on definitions, from Plato and Aristotle to modern times, assembles interesting, sometimes less widely known and controversial texts. They examine the subject from the point of view of philosophy which is essential for a theory of terminology seeking to establish the relationship between concepts and terms. These essays deal mainly with theoretical issues but they also consider the practice of defining and therefore serve as background to all manner of studies in terminology. In addition they form a useful complement to the better known discussions of definitions in lexicography. Introduction by Alain Rey.



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    Message 2: Functional Ling (Spanish): Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation...

    Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 11:10:57 -0400
    From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
    Subject: Functional Ling (Spanish): Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation...


    John Benjamins Publishing announces this new work in Functional Linguistics:

    Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation, and Language Contact. A study of Spanish progressive -ndo constructions. Rena TORRES CACOULLOS (University of Florida) Studies in Language Companion Series 52 US & Canada: 1 55619 938 4 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover) Rest of world: 90 272 3055 2 / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)

    This study of Old Spanish and present-day Mexico and New Mexico data develops a grammaticization account of variation in progressive constructions. Diachronic changes in cooccurrence patterns show that grammaticization involves reductive change driven by frequency increases.

    Formal reduction results in the emergence of auxilliary-plus-gerund sequences as fused units. Semantically, the constructions originate as spatial expressions; their grammaticization involves gradual loss of locative features of meaning. Semantic generalization among parallel evolutionary paths results in the competition among different constructions in the domain of progressive aspect. Patterns of synchronic variation follow from both the retention of meaning differences and the routinization of frequent collocations, as well as sociolinguistic factors. Register considerations turn out to be crucial in evaluating the effects of language contact. Purported changes in Spanish - English bilingual varieties are largely a feature of oral, informal language rather than a manifestation of convergence.

    John Benjamins Publishing Co. Offices: Philadelphia Amsterdam: Websites: http://www.benjamins.com http://www.benjamins.nl E-mail: servicebenjamins.com customer.servicesbenjamins.nl Phone: +215 836-1200 +31 20 6762325 Fax: +215 836-1204 +31 20 6739773

    Message 3: Pragmatics/Discourse: Local Educational Order, Hester & Francis (Eds.)

    Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 11:09:33 -0400
    From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
    Subject: Pragmatics/Discourse: Local Educational Order, Hester & Francis (Eds.)


    John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of this new work:

    Local Educational Order. Ethnomethodological studies of knowledge in action. Stephen HESTER and David FRANCIS (eds.) Universitty of Wales / Manchester Metropolitan University Pragmatics & Beyond NS 73 US & Canada: 1 55619 920 1 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover) Rest of world: 90 272 5088 X / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)

    The studies in this book take an ethnomethodological approach to educational phenomena. Ethnomethodology's concern is with the locally accomplished and situated character of social order. With reference to educational phenomena, this means that ethnomethodology investigates how the 'natural facts' of educational life, such as daily activities in school classrooms, are produced as such in the first place, rather than taking for granted the recognisability of these facts and then theorising their explanation. In this sense, ethnomethodological studies contrast markedly with other approaches to the study of education. Each of the chapters in the book consists of a new and original study. Collectively, they exhibit the continuing vitality of this tradition and demonstrate ethnomethodology's special commitment to the analysis of educational phenomena as locally ordered and accomplished.

    Contributions by: Lou Armour; Carolyn D. Baker; Susan Danby; Dave Francis; Peter Freebody; Jill Freiberg; James Heap; Terry Hemmings; Stephen Hester; Nozomi Ikeya; Eric Livingston; Douglas Macbeth; Liz Marr; Dave Randall; Wes Sharrock.



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