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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 from between lexicon, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology; the way it defines the interactions between cognition and grammar; what it counts as evidence; and how it explains linguistic change and structure. The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis offers an indispensable guide for everyone researching any aspect of language including those in linguistics, comparative philology, cognitive science, developmental philology, cognitive science, developmental psychology, computational science, and artificial intelligence.

This second edition has been updated to include seven new chapters looking at linguistic units in language acquisition, conversation analysis, neurolinguistics, experimental phonetics, phonological analysis, experimental semantics, and distributional typology.

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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 fur Afrikanistik), University of Cologne. His many publications include 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, The Changing Languages of Europe (OUP, 2006), and The Genesis of Grammar: A Reconstruction (OUP, 2007). He is the co-editor, along with Heiko Narrog, of The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

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) and Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change (OUP, 2012), as well as numerous articles in linguistic typology, semantics and language change, and Japanese linguistics.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog
2. Linguistic Units in Language Acquisition, Eve V. Clark
3. The Adaptive Approach to Grammar, T. Givon
4. The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Guglielmo Cinque and Luigi Rizz
5. Categorial Grammar, Glyn Morrill
6. Cognitive Grammar, Ronald W. Langacker
7. Embodied Construction Grammar, Jerome Feldman, Ellen Dodge, and John Bryant
8. Sign-Based Construction Grammar, Laura A. Michaelis
9. Conversation Analysis, Jack Sidnell
10. Corpus-Based and Corpus-Driven Analyses of Language Variation and U, Douglas Biber
11. Dependency Grammar and Valency Theory, Vilmos Agel and Klaus Fischer
12. An Emergentist Approach to Syntax, William O'Grady
13. Framework-Free Grammatical Theory, Martin Haspelmath
14. Functional Discourse Grammar, Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie
15. Systemic Functional Grammar and the Study of Meaning, Alice Caffarel
16. Lexical-Functional Grammar, Ash Asudeh and Ida Toivonen
17. Grammaticalization and Linguistic Analysis, Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog
18. Linguistic Minimalism, Cedric Boeckx
19. Morphological Analysis, Geert E. Booij
20. Neurolinguistics: A Cooperative Computation Perspective, Michael A. Arbib
21. Experimental Phonetics, Patrice Speeter Beddor
22. Phonological Analysis, Mary Paster
23. Optimality Theory in Phonology, Maria Gouskova
24. Optimization Principles in the Typology of Number and Articles, Henriette de Swart and Joost Zwarts
25. The Parallel Architecture and its Place in Cognitive Scienc, Ray Jackendoff
26. Neo-Gricean Pragmatic Theory of Conversational Implicature, Yan Huang
27. Relevance Theory, Francisco Yus
28. Probabilistic Linguistics, Rens Bod
29. Linguistic Relativity, Eric Pederson
30. Role and Reference Grammar as a Framework for Linguistic Analysis, Robert D. Van Valin, Jr.
31. Default Semantics, Kasia M. Jaszczolt
32. Experimental Semantic, Teenie Matlock and Bodo Winter
33. A Frames Approach to Semantic Analysis, Charles J. Fillmore and Collin Baker
34. The Natural Semantic Metalanguage Approach, Cliff Goddard
35. The Analysis of Signed Languages, Sherman Wilcox and Phyllis Perrin Wilcox
36. Simpler Syntax, Peter W. Culicover
37. Distributional Typology: Statistical Inquiries into the Dynamics of Linguistic Diversity, Balthasar Bickel
38. Formal Generative Typology, Mark C. Baker
39. Usage-Based Theory, Joan L. Bybee and Clay Beckner
40. Word Grammar, Richard Hudson

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