LINGUIST List 7.1612

Thu Nov 14 1996

Books: Austronesian Languages, Philosophy of Language

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Message 1: New publications from Pacific Linguistics, ANU

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 11:54:54 +1100
From: mira kwasik <mxk412coombs.anu.edu.au>
Subject: New publications from Pacific Linguistics, ANU
AUSTRONESIAN LANGUAGES

1996
SCODITTI, GIACARLO M.G. Kitawa Oral Poetry: An Example from Melanesia.
1996, xviii, 416pp. Softcover. ISBN 0 85883 430 0. A$47.00 plus postage.

Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, D-87. Key words: Lexicography,
Austronesian languages, Kula Ring ethnography.

The volume is a collection of poetical texts, performed in the languages
spoken in the Kula Ring (Massim Culture). The texts - recorded from oral
sources during several field researches - had been transcribed, translated
into English (word by word and free translation) and, then, annoted. A
lexicon as well as the list of concordancy and frequency of the words,
occurred in the text's, complete the volume.

Pacific Linguistics publications can be obtained in any one of six easy and
convenient ways:

E-MAIL E-mail: mxk412coombs.anu.edu.au

OVER-THE-COUNTER MAIL
The Australian National University Pacific Linguistics
Department of Linguistics Department of Linguistics, RSPAS
3rd Floor, Room 1208 The Australian National University
Coombs Bld., Fellows Road Canberra ACT 0200
Acton, Canberra AUSTRALIA

PHONE ORDER FAX
+61 (06) 2492742 or Fax +61 (06) 2494896
Voice Mail - message

Mira Kwasik
Publications
RSPAS ANU
Canberra 0200 Australia

Ph: +61 (0)6 249 2742
Fax:249 4896
E-mail: mxk412coombs.anu.edu.au

PHILOSOFY OF LANGUAGE

BOOK NOTICE: _Philosophical Perspectives on Language_
	written by Robert J. Stainton
	published by Broadview Press
	ISBN: 1-55111-086-5 $21.95 US $26.95 CDN
	1996 pbk. 240pp.
	
Just a quick note to let interested parties know of Broadview's
recent publication in the Philosophy of Language, _Philosophical
Perspectives On Language_ , a single-authored survey to the field
of analytic philosophy of language. This very accessible,
reader-friendly and largely jargon-free text is ideally suited as
an adjunct text for students struggling to make sense of the
typically rather difficult primary materials / articles covered
in intermediate and upper-level Philosophy of Language courses,
or those in related disciplines wanting an accessible and
engaging introduction to the subject, with suggestions for
further study (each chapter ends with a detailed Suggested
Readings section--see Table of Contents below). The text is
distinctive in that it is informed by recent research in
linguistics as well as in philosophy, and in that its discussion
of various topics--syntax, speech acts, indexicals, metaphor--is
organized around a unified theme: language as a system of symbols
that is known and used.

		TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Three Perspectives on Language / Who Cares? / Some Terminology /
Suggested Readings

PART ONE: THE SYSTEM PERSPECTIVE

Syntax
Introduction / Option One - Rule Systems / Option Two - Principles and
Parameters / Epilogue: Prescriptive and Desciptive Syntax / Suggested
Readings

Direct Reference
Three Approaches to Meaning / Direct Reference Theories / Bertrand
Russell on Descriptions / Suggested Readings

Mediated Reference
Introduction / Frege / Possible Worlds / Suggested readings

Truth Theoretic Semantics
Truth and Meaning / 	Non-Declaratives and Truth / Suggested Readings

PART TWO: THE KNOWLEDGE PERSPECTIVE

The Idea Theory of Meaning
Introduction / Mental Images / H. Paul Grice / Suggested Readings

The Language of Thought
Mentalese and the Idea Theory of Meaning / An Alternative to LOT:
Connectionism / Another Alternative to LOT: Dennett's Intentional Stance /
Suggested Readings

Knowledge Issues
Innateness / Rules and Regularities / Radical Translation / Suggested
Readings

PART THREE: THE USE PERSPECTIVE
	
The Use Theory of Meaning
Meaning and Use / Indexicals / Strawson on Referring / Speech Act
Theory / Quine and Meaning Nihilism / Suggested Readings

Non-Literal Uses
Conversational Implicature / Metaphor / Referential-Attributive /
Suggested Readings

Language and Community
Non-Literal uses and the Need for Conventions / The Private Language
Argument / Davidson on the Limits of Convention / Suggested Readings

Conclusion

Notes / References / Index

To order a copy of _Philosophical Perspectives on Language_, or to obtain an
examination copy for purposes of textbook consideration for teaching philosophy
of language courses, please contact:

Broadview Press (head office) / 71 Princess Street, Box 1243 / Peterborough,
Ontario / Canada K9J 7H5
phone: (705) 743-8990
fax: (705) 743-8353
e-mail: 75322.44compuserve.com

For any other enquires, please contact:

Risa Kawchuk
Editorial and Market researcher, Broadview Press (West)
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