The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

by Bernd Heine, Heiko Narrog
     
 

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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.

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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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"For anyone wanting to look into some current linguistic theory which he has heard of but knows little about, this volume would be a good place to start." — Geoffrey Sampson,
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199658398
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/08/2012
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
1048
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.40(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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