Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language and Life

Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language and Life

by Linda Ann Uyechi, Lian-Hee Wee
     
 

The twenty-five papers in this volume present current analyses of a variety of data and, more significantly, illustrate the various analytical tools available to linguists in the quest for deeper comprehension of the puzzles, question, and problems they confront in natural language. The distinguished group of authors presented here explore interactions in

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The twenty-five papers in this volume present current analyses of a variety of data and, more significantly, illustrate the various analytical tools available to linguists in the quest for deeper comprehension of the puzzles, question, and problems they confront in natural language. The distinguished group of authors presented here explore interactions in linguistic structure and sound patterns across a diverse set of languages. The integrating theme of the volume is the influence of K.P. Mohanan's philosophy of inquiry, derived not only from his rich body of diverse work, but also from the fresh perspectives and intellectual vitality he has shared with colleagues and students in a career spanning over three decades.

Editorial Reviews

Morris Halle
“The volume is an excellent sampling of linguistic research at the cutting edge and a fitting tribute to Mohanan, whose work has helped shape the current face of our discipline.”—Morris Halle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Goldsmith
“The chance that you have to read this book is an invitation to sit and participate in a long dinner that never was, a dinner that would have lasted till dawn the next day, where friends and colleagues of K. P. Mohanan would have shared their thoughts about how his tireless explorations inspired and recharged their own spirits.”—John Goldsmith, University of Chicago

C.-T. James Huang
“The articles published here, contributed by a balanced mix of some of the field’s foremost senior scholars and young, rising ones, reflect the breadth of Mohanan’s own research, in all areas of linguistics—from phonetics and phonological theory to syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, linguistic variation, and child and sign languages. . . . The reader will find this collection a valuable companion that helps one keep abreast of important new developments in the field.”—C.-T. James Huang, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575865881
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes
Edition description:
1
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Linda Ann Uyechi is a lecturer in the Department of Music at Stanford University. Lian-Hee Wee is an associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

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