LINGUIST List 9.1219

Fri Sep 4 1998

Books: Theoretical & Descriptive Ling

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Date: Thu, 03 Sep 1998 15:53:26 -0400
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Subject: Theoretical & Descriptive Linguistics

James W. Gair, Cornell University
Selected and Edited by Barbara C. Lust

This volume collects twenty-nine published and unpublished papers by
the linguist James Gair, considered the foremost western scholar of
the Sri Lankan languages Sinhala and Jaffna Tamil. Ranging over thirty
years, his work also considers issues in a variety of Indian
languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, and
Bengali. The collection reflects the wide range of Gair's interests,
from morpho-syntactic questions to questions regarding historical and
areal linguistics, especially language contact and diglossia, and
extending to language acquisition. By collecting these papers and
making them newly accessible, this volume will provide an important
resource not only for scholars of these languages but for linguists
interested in the theoretical issues Gair explores.

April 1998 
392 pp.; 9 linecuts 
Oxford University Press
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