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.


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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  • Number Of Pages: 472
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  • weight: 745
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