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On Language / Edition 1

On Language / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780674635364
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.54(d)

About the Author

Roman Jakobson (1896-1982) was at the time of his death Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Linda Waugh is Professor of Linguistics, Romance Studies, and Comparative Literature, Cornell University.

Monique Monville-Burston is Associate Professor, Department of French, University of Melbourne.

Table of Contents


Editorial Method

Phonetic Symbols


Introduction: The Life, Work, and Influence of Roman Jakobson

By Linda R. Waugh and Monique Monville-Burston

PART I: The Science of Language: General Overviews

1. Current Issues of General Linguistics

2. Efforts toward a Means-Ends Model of Language in Inter-war Continental Linguistics

3. My Favorite Topics

PART II: The Function and Structure of Language:
Some Fundamental Concepts

4. The Speech Event and the Functions of Language

5. Langue and Parole: Code and Message

6. Parts and Wholes in Language

7. Two Aspects of Language and Two Types of Aphasic Disturbances

8. The Concept of Mark (with Krystyna Pomorska)

PART III: Dimensions of Language:

Invariants and Variants across Time and Space

9. Typological Studies and Their Contribution to Historical Comparative Linguistics

10. Implications of Language Universals for Linguistics

11. The Time Factor in Language (with Krystyna Pomorska)

12. The Space Factor in Language (with Krystyna Pomorska)

13. Principles of Historical Phonology

14. On the Theory of Phonological Affinities between Languages

PART IV: The Sound System of Language

15. The Concept of Phoneme

16. The Concept of the Distinctive Feature (with C. Gunnar Fant and Morris Halle)

17. Quest for the Ultimate Constituents (with Linda R. Waugh)

18. The Sound Laws of Child Language and Their Place in General Phonology

19. Why "Mama" and "Papa"?

PART V: Meaning in Language: Grammatical and Lexical

20. Some Questions of Meaning

21. Boas' View of Grammatical Meaning

22. Contribution to the General Theory of Case

23. Shifters and Verbal Categories

PART VI: Sound and Meaning in Language: Their Interrelations

24. The Phonemic and Grammatical Aspects of Language in Their Interrelations

25. Quest for the Essence of Language

26. The Spell of the Speech Sound (with Linda R. Waugh)

PART VII: The Place of Language: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

27. Linguistics in Relation to Other Sciences

28. Linguistics and Communication Theory

29. Brain and Language



Name Index

Subject Index

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