Linguistics and Philosophy: Festschrift for Rulon S. Wells (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 42)

Linguistics and Philosophy: Festschrift for Rulon S. Wells (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 42)

By: Adam Makkai (editor), Alan K. Melby (editor)Hardback

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This volume contains papers by a large number of influencial linguists, written as a tribute to the work of Rulon S. Wells. The volume is subdivided into sections on the Philosophy of Language, Phonology, Syntax, Historical and Typological Linguistics, and Diachronic and Synchronic Derivation.

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1. Preface; 2. Works of Rulon S. Wells; 3. I. On the philosophy of language and general theoretical issues; 4. Innate capacity, know-how and use in language (by Hall, Jr., Robert A.); 5. Language, cognition and linguistics (by Anttila, Raimo); 6. Kuhnian paradigms as system of markedness conventions (by McCawley, James D.); 7. Hierarchy in conceptual space (by Ross, John Robert); 8. Imperfect models and their uses (by Damerau, Fred J.); 9. Rask's lecture on the philosophy of language (by Christie, Jr., William M.); 10. Contrast (by Fought, John G.); 11. II. Phonology; 12. Phonological "neutralization" in classical and stratificational theories (by Lockwood, David G.); 13. III. Syntax and beyond; 14. Grammatical phrases and lexical phrases (by Martinet, Andre); 15. On grammars of science (by Harris, Zellig S.); 16. Constituency, dependency and applicative structure (by Shaumyan, Sebastian); 17. Structure and function in syntactic analysis: Rulon Wells as a paleo-synthesiser of European and American syntax (by Sullivan, William J.); 18. Come on Up (by Lytle, Eldon G.); 19. Why "Junction" theory (by Peterson-Boogaard, Jill E.); 20. Generalization and prediction of syntactic patterns in junction grammar (by Melby, Alan K.); 21. 'Activity'-' Accomplishment'-' Achievement'- A language that can't say 'I burned it but didn't brun' and one that can (by Ikegami, Yoshihiko); 22. Positional tendencies of engllish ralative clauses as evidence for processing strategies (by Prideaux, Gary D.); 23. IV. Historical and typological linguistics; 24. Knowlegde of the past (by Hockett, Charles F.); 25. Lexical reconstruction and the semantic history hypothesis (by Dyen, Isidore); 26. Hymonymy, heteroclysis, and history in the Japanese verb (by Miller, Roy Andrew); 27. V. On diachronic and synchronic derivation; 28. Some characteristics of back-formation (by Hoenigswald, Henry M.); 29. How to become a kwa language (by Williamson, Kay); 30. Where do exclamations come from? (by Makkai, Adam)

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  • publication date: 01/01/1985
  • ISBN13: 9789027235367
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 490
  • ID: 9789027235367
  • weight: 745
  • ISBN10: 9027235368

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