LINGUIST List 9.1767

Fri Dec 11 1998

Books: General Linguistics

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    Message 1: General Linguistics from Oxford University Press

    Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 09:55:38 -0500
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    Subject: General Linguistics from Oxford University Press

    LANGUAGE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Exploring Language and Linguistics Marina Yaguello, University of Paris VII Translated by Trevor A. Le V. Harris What can wordplay--as understood in the broadest sense--teach us about language, its functions, characteristics, structure, and workings? Using Lewis Carroll's Alice as a starting point, Yanguello takes the reader on a vivid and unconventional voyage into the world(s) of language, charting the major themes of linguistics along the way. This is an entertaining and original introduction to the nature of language that will appeal to students and teachers alike. December 1998 184 pp.; 8 halftones 0-19-870005-9 paper $16.95 0-19-870006-7 cloth $49.95 Oxford University Press LANGUAGE WARS AND LINGUISTIC POLITICS Louis-Jean Calvet, Sorbonne, Paris Translated by Michel Petheram Non-linguistic conflicts--economic, religious, territorial--are often projected on to language differences, and may be played out in the language policies of governments and other holders of power. Jean-Louis Calvet deals broadly, in a non-technical and introductory style, with this interaction of language issues and political process. He examines the fundamental problems arising from language contact, multilingualism, and the conflicts caused by inequalities symbolized in various patterns of language use. December 1998 232 pp.; 2 linecuts 0-19-870021-0 paper $29.95 0-19-823598-4 cloth $90.00 Oxford University Press THE POLITICS OF INDIANS' ENGLISH: Linguistic Colonialism and the Expanding English Empire N. Krishnaswamy and Archana S. Burde In this fascinating and lively study, Krishnaswamy and Burde examine how the English used by Indians has changed--and is still changing-- over the last two centuries, evolving into the complex and highly diverse forms which it takes today. December 1998 176 pp. 0-19-564368-2 $22.50 Oxford University Press PHRASEOLOGY: Theory, Analysis, and Applications Edited by A. P. Cowie, University of Leeds (Oxford Studies in Lexicography and Lexicology) Over the last twenty years, phraseology has become a major field of pure and applied research in Western European and North American linguistics. This book is made up of authoritative contributions from leading specialists who examine the increasingly crucial role played by ready-made word-combinations in language acquisition and adult language use. This book is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the subject to be published in English. December 1998 272 pp.; 8 b/w line figs. 0-19-829425-5 $82.00 Oxford University Press __________ For more information about Linguistics titles from Oxford: Visit the Oxford University Press USA web site at or e-mail:

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    1998 Contributors

  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • MIT Press--Books Division
  • MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Hermes
  • Pacific Linguistics
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics