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Linguistics : The Cambridge Survey: Volume 1, Linguistic Theory: Foundations - Frederick J. Newmeyer

Linguistics

The Cambridge Survey: Volume 1, Linguistic Theory: Foundations

By: Frederick J. Newmeyer (Editor)

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Published: 13th November 1989
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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey is a comprehensive introduction to current research in all branches of the field of linguistics, from syntactic theory to ethnography of speaking, from signed language to the mental lexicon, from language acquisition to discourse analysis. Each chapter has been written by a specialist particularly distinguished in his or her field who has accepted the challenge of reviewing the current issues and future prospects in sufficient depth for the scholar and with sufficient clarity for the student. Each volume can be read independently and has a particular focus. In both its scope and in its approach the Survey is a unique and fundamental work of reference. It undoubtedly fulfils the editor's principal aim of providing a wealth of information, insight and ideas that will excite and challenge all readers with an interest in linguistics.

'The contributions are informed, up-to-date and lucid, and many of them make unusual - in fact, unprecedented - efforts to present opposing viewpoints fairly and to look at what they have in common rather than at what divides them ... The mixture of detached overviews and strongly argued positions works very well, in my view, and the editor is to be congratulated for the high standards that are maintained throughout. The tremendous intellectual energy and excitement of the field come through strongly, and I shan't hesitate to recommend many of the chapters to students.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

Preface
Generative linguistics: an overview
Syntactic theory
Lexical structure
Semantic theory
Pragmatic theory
Morphological theory
Phonological theory
Phonetic theory
The syntax-semantics interface
The syntax-phonology interface
The phonology-phonetics interface
Syntactic change
Morphological change
Phonological change
Mathematical properties of grammars
Linguistics and the philosophy of language
Linguistic typology
Appendix
Index of names
Index of subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521375801
ISBN-10: 0521375800
Series: Linguistics : The Cambridge Survey : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 13th November 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.0  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.61