The LINGUIST List: Books http://linguistlist.org Latest Books Issues en-us Copyright 2008-2017 The LINGUIST List linguist@linguistlist.org linguist@linguistlist.org http://backend.userland.com/rss Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:20:02 EST 60 The LINGUIST List http://linguistlist.org/images/lllogo-large.png http://linguistlist.org Books: Syntactic architecture and its consequences II http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-255.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-255.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z This volume collects novel contributions to comparative generative linguistics that “rethink” existing approaches to an extensive range of phenomena, domains, and architectural questions in linguistic theory. At the heart of the contributions is the tension between descriptive and explanatory adequacy which has long animated generative linguistics and which continues to grow thanks to the increasing amount and diversity of data available to us. The chapters address research questions in c Books: Information structure in spoken Japanese http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-254.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-254.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z This study explores information structure (IS) within the framework of corpus linguistics and functional linguistics. As a case study, it investigates IS phenomena in spoken Japanese: particles including so-called topic particles, case particles, and zero particles; word order; and intonation. The study discusses how these phenomena are related to cognitive and communicative mechanisms of humans. Books: Doing Linguistics with a Corpus http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-253.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-253.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Paradoxically, doing corpus linguistics is both easier and harder than it has ever been before. On the one hand, it is easier because we have access to more existing corpora, more corpus analysis software tools, and more statistical methods than ever before. On the other hand, reliance on these existing corpora and corpus linguistic methods can potentially create layers of distance between the researcher and the language in a corpus, making it a challenge to do linguistics with a corpus. The goa Books: Gender in World Englishes http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-252.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-252.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z How do women and men from around the world really speak English? Using examples from World Englishes in Africa, America, Asia, Britain and the Caribbean, this book explores the degree of variation based on gender, in native-, second- and foreign-language varieties. Each chapter is rooted in a particular set of linguistic corpora, and combines authentic records of speakers with state-of-the-art statistical modelling. It gives empirically reliable evaluations of the impact of gender on linguistic Books: Babylonisch-assyrische Grammatik http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-231.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-231.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Das vorliegende Buch beabsichtigt zunächst allen denen, welche transskribierte Keilschrifttexte zu verstehen wünschen, ein Hilfsmittel an die Hand zu geben, das sie schrittweise in das Verständnis des Babylonisch-Assyrischen einführt. Diese Grammatik ist nicht Selbstzweck, sondern Mittel, die Chrestomathie gründlich zu verstehen; sie ist daher von dem Anfänger in der Weise durchzuarbeiten, dass er zu jedem Übungsstück die entsprechenden (am Bande genannten) Abschnitte der Grammatik durchliest un Books: The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-230.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-230.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title. This Oxford Handbook challenges basic concepts that have informed the study of sociolinguistics since its inception in the 1960s. In 27 chapters, the book challenges the modernist positivist perspective of the field that has treated languages and speech communities as bounded and the idealized native speaker as the ultimate authority. Instead, it offers a critical poststructuralist perspective that examines the socio-hi Books: Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-222.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-222.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Headless relative clauses have received little attention in the linguistic literature, despite the many morpho-syntactic and semantic puzzles they raise. These clauses have been even more neglected in the study of Mesoamerican languages. Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages constitutes the first in-depth, systematic study of the topic. Spanning fifteen languages from five language families, it is the broadest crosslinguistic study of headless relative clauses yet conducted. Books: Bilingual Families http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-221.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-221.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Does your family or community speak more than one language? Do you wonder how to help your children successfully learn or keep those languages? Do you want your children to have the gift of bilingualism and aren’t sure where to start – or how to keep going? Every multilingual family has unique language needs. Bilingual Families is a guide for you and your family. It combines academic research with practical advice to cover the essential elements in successful bilingual and multilingual de Books: The Oxford Handbook of Translation and Social Practices http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-209.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-209.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z The discipline of translation studies has gained increasing importance at the beginning of the 21st century as a result of rapid globalization and the development of computer-based translation methods. Today, changing political, economic, health, and environmental realities across the world are generating previously unknown inter-language communication challenges that can only be understood through a socially-oriented and data-driven approach. The Oxford Handbook of Translation and Social Practi Books: Nominal Arguments and Language Variation http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-208.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-208.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Nominal Arguments in Language Variation investigates nominal arguments in classifier languages, refuting the long-held claim that classifier languages do not have overt article determiners. Li Julie Jiang brings the typologically unique Nuosu Yi, a classifier language that has an overt definite determiner (D), to the forefront of the theoretical investigation. By comparing nominal arguments in Nuosu Yi to those in Mandarin, a well-studied classifier language that has no overt evidence of an arti Books: Contrast and Representations in Syntax http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-132.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-132.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z This book explores how grammatical oppositions - for instance, the contrast between present and past tense - are represented in the syntax of natural languages. The nature of syntactic contrast is tied to a fundamental question in generative syntactic theory: what is universal in syntax, and what is variable? The chapters in this volume examine the dual role of features, which both define a set of paradigmatic contrasts and act as the building blocks of syntactic structures and the drivers of sy Books: Vokalharmonie im Rumänischen http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-131.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-131.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Der Gedanke, mich mit der Vokalharmonie im Rumänischen eingehender zu beschäftigen, entstand in mir beim Lesen der bis jetzt erschienenen Jahresberichte des Instituts für rumänische Sprache in Leipzig und der „Aromunen“ des Herrn Professors Dr. Weigand, worin mehrfach von einem Einfluss der Vokalharmonie die Rede ist, die im Rumänischen eine große Rolle spielen soll. Auch die wiederholten Hinweise auf Vokalharmonie, die in den Vorlesungen hie und da eingestreut wurden, veranlassten mich und brac Books: Historical journey in a linguistic archipelago http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-130.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-130.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z This volume offers a selection of papers presented during the 14th International Conference on the History of the Language Sciences (ICHoLS XIV, Paris, 2017). Part I brings together studies dealing with descriptive concepts. First examined is the notion of “accidens” in Latin grammar and its Greek counterparts. Other papers address questions with a strong echo in today’s linguistics: localism and its revival in recent semantics and syntax, the origin of the term “polysemy” and its adoption throu Books: Linguistic Meaning Meets Linguistic Form http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-129.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-129.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z This book steers a middle course between two opposing conceptions that currently dominate the field of semantics, the logical and cognitive approaches. Patrick Duffley brings to light the inadequacies of both of these frameworks, arguing that linguistic semantics must be based on the linguistic sign itself and on the meaning that it conveys across the full range of its uses. The book offers 12 case studies that demonstrate the explanatory power of a sign-based semantics, dealing with topics such Books: The Handbook of English Linguistics, 2nd Edition http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-85.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-85.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z The second edition of the popular Handbook of English Linguistics brings together stimulating discussions of the core topics in English linguistics in a single, authoritative volume. Written by an international team of experts, the chapters cover syntax, methodology, phonetics and phonology, lexis and morphology, variation, stylistics, and discourse, and also provide discussions of theoretical and descriptive research in the field. Books: Die Sprache der Mundurukú http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-84.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-84.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Als ich anfangs 1928 von Bahia (Nordbrasilien), wo ich seit 1924 an der dortigen philosophisch-theologischen Fakultät der deutschen Franziskaner einen Lehrauftrag für Philosophie hatte, eine seit langem vorbereitete Forschungsreise zu den Mundurukú-Indianern antrat, hoffte ich, viele und wertvolle Ergebnisse für Linguistik und Ethnologie heimbringen zu dürfen. Bei meiner Rückkehr nach Bahia aus dem Stromgebiet des Oberen Tapajoz, zu Beginn des Jahres 1929, war das in einem Umfang Wirklichkeit ge Books: The Afroasiatic Languages http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-83.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-83.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title. Afroasiatic languages are spoken by some 300 million people in Northern, Central and Eastern Africa and the Middle East. This book is the first typological study of these languages, which are comprised of around 375 living and extinct varieties. They are an important object of study because of their typological diversity in the areas of phonology (some have tone; others do not), morphology (some have extensive inflectio Books: Kaschubische Grammatik http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-77.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-77.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z Die Kaschubisch-Grammatik stützt sich auf die Grundsätze, die im August 1911 in Beratungen mit den kaschubischen Schriftstellern Dr. A. Majkowski, W. Budzysz u. a. festgelegt wurden, und die die Grundlage der Darstellung im ,,Zarys“ bilden. In einigen Punkten musste die damals angenommene Schreibung verändert und mehr derjenigen Cenowas angepasst werden. Als Form der Schriftzeichen wurde die gewählt, die bei allen der lateinischen Schrift sich bedienenden Slaven mit Ausnahme der Polen gebräuchli Books: The Handbook of Historical Linguistics, Volume II http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-76.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-76.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z This brand-new, second volume of The Handbook of Historical Linguistics is a complement to the well-established first volume first published in 2003. It includes extended content allowing uniquely comprehensive coverage of the study of language(s) over time. Though it adds fresh perspectives on several topics previously treated in the first volume, this Handbook focuses on extensions of diachronic linguistics beyond those key issues. Books: Smuggling in Syntax http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-75.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-75.html 2021-01-19T17:44:02Z One of the fundamental properties of human language is movement, where a constituent moves from one position in a sentence to another position. Syntactic theory has long been concerned with properties of movement, including locality restrictions. Smuggling in Syntax investigates how different movement operations interact with one another, focusing on the special case of smuggling. First introduced by volume editor Chris Collins in 2005, the term 'smuggling' refers to a specific type of mo