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Books: Linguistic Theories: Lyons

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Directory         1.    Joyce Reid, Natural Language and Universal Grammar, Volume 1: Lyons

Message 1: Natural Language and Universal Grammar, Volume 1: Lyons
Date: 15-Nov-2006
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: Natural Language and Universal Grammar, Volume 1: Lyons

Title: Natural Language and Universal Grammar, Volume 1 Subtitle: Essays in Linguistic Theory Published: 2006 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: John Lyons Paperback: ISBN: 0521023092 Pages: 306 Price: U.S. $ 43.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521023092 Pages: 306 Price: U.K. £ 24.99

John Lyons is recognized internationally as one of the most influentialscholars in modern linguistics. This volume contains essays spanning manyyears of his thought and research, in addition to previously unpublishedpieces. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 make their first appearance here, and set outthe view of linguistics and linguistic theory which underlies the contentof this and a (forthcoming) companion volume. The remaining six chaptershave been either extensively revised or annotated to provide the readerwith their historical context and to bring them into line with the author'scurrent thinking.

Preface;Typographical conventions;1. Language, speech and writing;2. In defence of (so-called) autonomous linguistics;3. Linguistic theory and theoretical linguistics;4. Natural, non-natural and unnatural languages: English, Urdu and otherabstractions;5. The origin of language, speech and languages;6. Phonemic and non-phonemic phonology: some typological reflections;7. Towards a 'notional' theory of the 'parts of speech';8. Deixis as the source of reference;9. Deixis and anaphora;Appendix: the scientific study of language. Inaugural lecture, Edinburgh,1965;Notes;References;Subject index;Names index.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Written In: English (eng )

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