LINGUIST List 9.1217

Fri Sep 4 1998

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Message 1: New and Recent Titles in General Linguistics

Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 15:48:56 -0400
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Subject: New and Recent Titles in General Linguistics

General Linguistics

SAHIBS, NABOBS, AND BOXWALLAHS: A Dictionary of the Words of
Ivor Lewis

"Gives an intriguing view of just how far one language and culture so
different from English has been so extensively integrated into
everyday English, enriching it with a tremendous
diversity....Specialized, but a delightful work."--Choice

(Oxford India Paperbacks)

This new dictionary not only presents the known vocabulary of
Anglo-India, but also provides the sources, etymologies, and usages of
the words of the past 350 years. With an extensive historical
introduction and register of references, this complete source offers a
lively and scholarly history of previous lexicographical work in this
area as well as a socio-linguistic analysis of the growth of
Anglo-Indian words and their use in the literature of India. 1992
(paper May 1998) 280 pp. 0-19-564223-6 paper $15.95 Oxford University

Third Edition
Terry Crowley, University of Waikato, New Zealand

All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are
constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and
techniques of diachronic linguistics--the study of language change
over time. It covers all the major areas of historical linguistics,
presenting concepts in a clear and concise way. While examples are
given from a wide range of languages, most major concepts and
techniques are illustrated by material drawn from the languages of
Australia and the Pacific. The needs of undergraduate students of
linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, but the book will also be
of interest to the general reader seeking to understand language and
language change. This third edition includes a number of rewritten and
supplemented sections and new material on grammaticalization,
ergativity and accusativity, language diversification,
palaeolinguistics, and morphological evolution. May 1998 344 pp.; 10
maps 0-19-558378-7 paper $19.95 Oxford University Press

PROJECTS IN LINGUISTICS: A Practical Guide to Researching Language
Alison Wray, University of Wales, Swansea, 
Kate Trott, and Aileen Bloomer, both at University College of Ripon 
and York St John with Shirley Reay and Chris Butler 
(An Arnold Publication) 

This is an invaluable companion for students undertaking a piece of
independent research for the first time. It introduces the most
commonly used tools and techniques of research and offers practical
advice on how to choose a research topic, how to collect data, how to
analyze it, and how to write up the results. The authors incorporate
over 250 project ideas and cover plagiarism, referencing, the use of
corpora, phonetic and orthographic transcription, and writing good
English. June 1998 320 pp.; 27 linecuts 0-340-65210-1 paper $18.95
0-340-70002-5 cloth $60.00 Oxford University Press
Paul Bouissac (U. of Toronto), ed

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary critical survey of current
scholarship in semiotics--key concepts, terms, theories, theorists,
controversies, and debates, with applications of semiotic analyses to
a wide range of social and cultural phenomena. 400+ original entries
from philosophers, linguists, and other scholars. Bibliographies,
index 0-19-512090-6; 700 pages; $125.00; Oxford University Press.
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