Markedness

Markedness

by Fred Eckman (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1986)

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Overview

This volume presents the proceedIngs of the Twelfth Annual LIn­ guistics Symposium of the UniversIty of WisconsIn-Milwaukee held March 11-12, 1983 on the campus of UWM. It includes all papers that were given at the conference with the exception of Genevieve Escure and Glenn Gilbert's joint paper "Syntactic marking/unmarking phenomena in the creole continuum of Belize" which was not submitted for publication by the authors. Many of the papers appear in this volume in a revised form that is somewhat different from the oral version. We would like to thank the various departments and other units at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that sponsored the mark- ness symposium. These are: the Department of Linguistics, the English as a Second Language Intensive Program, the College of Let­ ters and Science, the Division of Urban Outreach, the Center for Latin America and the Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute. Finally, we wish to thank Lisa Carrara for doing a careful joh on the preparation of the index, and J. L. Russell, for his patience and perseverance in typing a difficult manuscript.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441932051
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 10/29/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1986
Pages: 343
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Markedness — An Overview.- Markedness in Phonology.- Word Structure, Markedness, and Applied Linguistics.- Marked Vowel Systems and Distinctive Palatalization.- Epenthesis and Markedness.- Markedness in Syntax.- Indefinite NPs and the Interpretation of Discourse-Based Null Elements.- Markedness, Grammar, People, and the World.- Markedness and Distribution in Phonology and Syntax.- Markedness and the Bindability of subject of NP.- Markedness and the Zero-Derived Denominai Verb in English: Synchronic, Diachronic, and Acquisition Correlates.- The Semiotic Theory of Ergativity and Markedness.- Markedness in First Language Acquisition.- Markedness, the Organization of Linguistic Information in Speech Production, and Language Acquisition.- Language Acquisition, Aphasia, and Phonotactic Universals.- Language Acquisition Data and the Theory of Markedness: Evidence from Spanish.- Markedness in Second Language Acquisition.- The Markedness Differential Hypothesis: implications for Vietnamese speakers of English.- Markedness and Allophonic Rules.- Markedness and Parameter Setting: some implications for a theory of adult second language acquisition.- Author Index.- Language Index.

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