The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

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This handbook compares the main analytic frameworks and methods of contemporary linguistics. It offers a unique overview of linguistic theory, revealing the common concerns of competing approaches. By showing their current and potential applications it provides the means by which linguists and others can judge what are the most useful models for the task in hand.

Distinguished scholars from all over the world explain the rationale and aims of over thirty explanatory approaches to the description, analysis, and understanding of language. Each chapter considers the main goals of the model; the relation it proposes between lexicon, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology; the way it defines the interaction between cognition and grammar; what it counts as evidence; and how it explains linguistic change and structure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199544004
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 1048
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernd Heine is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of African Studies (Institut für Afrikanistik), University of Cologne. His thirty three books include Possession: Cognitive sources, forces, and grammaticalization (CUP, 1997); Auxiliaries: Cognitive forces and grammaticalization (OUP, 1993); Cognitive Foundations of Grammar (OUP USA, 1997); with Derek Nurse, African Languages: An introduction (CUP, 2000), A Linguistic Geography of Africa (CUP, 2007); and with Tania Kuteva, World Lexicon of Grammaticalization (CUP, 2002), Language Contact and Grammatical Change (CUP, 2005), The Changing Languages of Europe (OUP, 2006).
Heiko Narrog is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of International Cultural Studies of Tohoku University. He holds two PhDs in linguistics in Germany and Japan, and his publications include Japanische Verbflexive und flektierbare Suffixe (Harrassowitz 1999) as well as numerous articles in linguistic typology, semantics and language change, and Japanese linguistics. He is currently involved in a typological project on semantic maps and is preparing the publication of a book on modality and the hierarchy of functional categories.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog
2. The Adaptive Approach to Grammar, Talmy Givon
3. The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Guglielmo Cinque and Luigi Rizzi
4. Categorial Grammar, Glyn Morrill
5. Cognitive Grammar, Ronald W. Langacker
6. Embodied Construction Grammar, Jerome Feldman, Ellen Dodge, and John Bryant
7. Sign-Based Construction Grammar, Laura A. Michaelis
8. Corpus-Based and Corpus-Driven Analyses of Language, Douglas Biber
9. Default Semantics, Kasia M. Jaszczolt
10. Dependency Grammar and Valency Theory, Vilmos Agel and Klaus Fischer
11. An Emergentist Approach to Syntax, William O'Grady
12. Formal Generative Typology, Mark C. Baker
13. A Frames Approach to Semantic Analysis, Charles J. Fillmore and Collin Baker
14. Framework-Free Grammatical Theory, Martin Haspelmath
15. Functional Discourse Grammar, Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie
16. Grammaticalization and Linguistic Analysis, Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog
17. Lexical-Functional Grammar, Ash Asudeh and Ida Toivonen
18. The Natural Semantic Metalanguage Approach, Cliff Goddard
19. Linguistic Minimalist, Cedric Boeckx
20. Morphological Analysis, Geert E. Booij
21. Optimality Theory in Phonology, Maria Gouskova
22. Optimization Principles in the Typology of Number and Articles, Henriette de Swart and Joost Zwarts
23. The Parallel Architecture and its Place in Cognitive Science, Ray Jackendoff
24. Neo-Gricean Pragmatic Theory of Conversational Implicature, Yan Huang
25. Probabilistic Linguistics, Rens Bod
26. Linguistic Relativity, Eric Pederson
27. Relevance Theory, Francisco Yus
28. Role and Reference Grammar as a Framework for Linguistic Analysis, Robert D. Van Valin, Jnr
29. The Analysis of Signed Languages, Sherman Wilcox and Phyllis Perrin Wilcox
30. Simpler Syntax, Peter W. Culicover
31. Systemic Functional Grammar and the Study of Meaning, Alice Caffarel
32. Usage-Based Theory, Joan L. Bybee and Clayton David Beckner
33. Word Grammar, Richard Hudson
Language Index
Name Index
Subject Index

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