Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics: Volume I: General papers (Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics 41)

Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics: Volume I: General papers (Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics 41)

By: Frederick J. Newmeyer (editor), Michael Darnell (editor), Michael Noonan (editor), Edith A. Moravcsik (editor), Kathleen M. Wheatley (editor)Hardback

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The 23rd UWM Linguistics Symposium (1996) brought together linguists of opposing theoretical approaches - functionalists and formalists - in order to determine to what extent these approaches really differ from each other and to what extent the approaches complement each other. The two volumes of Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics contain a careful selection of the papers originally presented at the symposium. Volume I includes papers discussing the two basic approaches to linguistics; with contributions by: Werner Abraham, Stephen R. Anderson, Joan L. Bybee, William Croft, Alice Davidson, Mark Durie, Ken Hale, Michael Hammond, Bruce P. Hayes, Nina Hyams, Howard Lasnik, Brian MacWhinney, Geoffrey S. Nathan, Daniell Nettle, Frederick J. Newmeyer, Edith A. Moravcsik, Doris Payne, Janet Pierrehumbert, Kathleen M. Wheatley. Volume II consists of case studies which draw upon the strengths of both approaches and thus help to bridge the gap between the two camps; with contributions by: Mira Ariel, Melissa Axelrod, Robbin Clamons, Bernard Comrie, Kees Hengeveld, Erika Hoff-Ginsberg, James Hurford, Lizanne Kaiser, Nicholas Kibre, Simon Kirby, Feng-hsi Liu, Andre Meinunger, Viola Miglio, Ann Mulkern, Waturu Nakamura, Maria Polinsky, Elizabeth Purnell, Gerald Sanders, Nancy Stenson, Maggie Tallerman, Ronnie Wilbur.


1. Introduction (by Moravcsik, Edith A.); 2. Part I: Syntax; 3. Non-structuralist Syntax [Functionalist syntax position paper] (by Noonan, Michael); 4. On the Locality of Movement: Formalist syntax position paper (by Lasnik, Howard); 5. Discussant Paper Referring to the Syntax Position Papers by Howard Lasnik and Mickey Noonan (by Abraham, Werner); 6. What (Some) Functionalists Can Learn from (Some) Formalists (by Croft, William A.); 7. A Formalist's Reading of Some Functionalist Work in Syntax (by Anderson, Stephen R.); 8. What Counts as Explanation?: A functionalist approach to word order (by Payne, Doris L.); 9. Conflicting Truths [Discussion of the papers on word order] (by Hale, Kenneth L.); 10. Ergativity: Functional and formal issues [Discussion of the papers on ergativity] (by Davison, Alice); 11. Part II: Phonology; 12. Usage-based Phonology [Functionalist phonology position paper] (by Bybee, Joan L.); 13. Phonetically Driven Phonology: The role of Optimality Theory and Inductive Grounding [Formalist phonology position paper] (by Hayes, Bruce); 14. Formalizing Functionalism [Discussion of the phonology position paper] (by Pierrehumbert, Janet B.); 15. What Functionalists can Learn from Formalists in Phonology [What formalists can learn from functionalists in phonology] (by Nathan, Geoffrey S.); 16. Lexical Frequency and Rhythm (by Hammond, Michael); 17. Part III: First Language Acquisition Emergent Language; 18. Underspecification and Modularity in Early Syntax: A formalist perspective on language acquisition (by Hyams, Nina); 19. Part IV: Global Issues; 20. The Temporal Mediation of Structure and Function (by Durie, Mark); 21. Functionalism and Its Difficulties in Biology and Linguistics (by Nettle, Daniel); 22. Some Remarks on the Functionalist-Formalist Controversy in Linguistics (by Newmeyer, Frederick J.); 23. Index of Authors; 24. Index of languages; 25. Index of Subjects

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 486
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  • weight: 810
  • ISBN10: 9027230447

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