The Joy of Grammar: A festschrift in honor of James D. McCawley

The Joy of Grammar: A festschrift in honor of James D. McCawley

by Diane Brentari, Noriko Akatsuka, Bill Darden, Paul D. Deane
     
 
Two threads run through this collection of 22 papers by students and colleagues of James D. McCawley. The first is a commitment to deep reflection on the direction of linguistic study, sometimes resulting in challenges to the writings of major figures or new appreciations, sometimes questioning our assumptions about the organization of linguistic information in the

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Two threads run through this collection of 22 papers by students and colleagues of James D. McCawley. The first is a commitment to deep reflection on the direction of linguistic study, sometimes resulting in challenges to the writings of major figures or new appreciations, sometimes questioning our assumptions about the organization of linguistic information in the mind. The second thread is a shared sense of the requirements for the rigor of a good linguistic argument, that its presentation be thoroughgoing, straightforward and clearly made. There is a strong emphasis on testing the “party line” with the widest possible range of languages and the strongest possible set of linguistic tests. Demonstrating bugs and strategizing over the choice between competing analyses is not enough. The completion of an argument lies in constructing a better alternative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027220967
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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