The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

by Bernd Heine
     
 

ISBN-10: 019954400X

ISBN-13: 9780199544004

Pub. Date: 10/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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. …  See more details below

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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.

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)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
About the Authors
1. Introduction, Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog
2. An Adaptive Approach to Grammar, Talmy Givón
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 Variation and Use, Douglas Biber
9. Default Semantics, Kasia M. Jaszczolt
10. Dependency Grammar and Valency Theory, Vilmos Ágel and Klaus Fischer
11. An Emergentist Approach to Syntax, William O'Grady
12. Formal Generative Typology, Mark C. Baker
13. A Frame Approach to Semantic Description, Charles J. Fillmore and Collin F. 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 Minimalism, 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, Jr
29. The Analysis of Signed Languages, Sherman Wilcox and Phyllis Perrin Wilcox
30. Simpler Syntax, Peter Culicover
31. Systemic Functional Grammar and the Study of Meaning, Alice Caffarel
32. Usage-Based Theory, Joan L. Bybee and Clay Beckner
33. Word Grammar, Richard Hudson
Reference
Language Index
Name Index
Subject Index

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