Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume 1, Linguistic Theory: Foundations by Frederick J. NewmeyerLinguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume 1, Linguistic Theory: Foundations by Frederick J. Newmeyer

Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume 1, Linguistic Theory: Foundations

EditorFrederick J. Newmeyer

Paperback | July 28, 1989

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Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey is a comprehensive introduction to current research in all branches of the field of linguistics, from syntactic theory to ethnography of speaking, from signed language to the mental lexicon, from language acquisition to discourse analysis. Each chapter has been written by a specialist particularly distinguished in his or her field who has accepted the challenge of reviewing the current issues and future prospects in sufficient depth for the scholar and with sufficient clarity for the student. Each volume can be read independently and has a particular focus. In both its scope and in its approach the Survey is a unique and fundamental work of reference. It undoubtedly fulfils the editor's principal aim of providing a wealth of information, insight and ideas that will excite and challenge all readers with an interest in linguistics.
Title:Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey: Volume 1, Linguistic Theory: FoundationsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:512 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.14 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 1.14 inPublished:July 28, 1989Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521375800

ISBN - 13:9780521375801


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Generative linguistics: an overview Steve Harlow and Nigel Vincent; 2. Syntactic theory James McCloskey; 3. Lexical structure Avery A. Andrews; 4. Semantic theory William A. Ladusaw; 5. Pragmatic theory Lawrence R. Horn; 6. Morphological theory Stephen R. Anderson; 7. Phonological theory Hans Basbøll; 8. Phonetic theory Mary E. Beckman; 9. The syntax-semantics interface Murvet Enc; 10. The syntax-phonology interface Geoffrey K. Pullum and Arnold M. Zwicky; 11. The phonology-phonetics interface Patricia A. Keating; 12. Syntactic change David Lightfoot; 13. Morphological change Stephen R. Anderson; 14. Phonological change Paul Kiparsky; 15. Mathematical properties of grammars Amy S. Weinberg; 16. Linguistics and the philosophy of language Alice Ter Meulen; 17. Linguistic typology Bernard Comrie; Appendix R. H. Robins; Index of names; Index of subjects.

Editorial Reviews

'The contributions are informed, up-to-date and lucid, and many of them make unusual - in fact, unprecedented - efforts to present opposing viewpoints fairly and to look at what they have in common rather than at what divides them ... The mixture of detached overviews and strongly argued positions works very well, in my view, and the editor is to be congratulated for the high standards that are maintained throughout. The tremendous intellectual energy and excitement of the field come through strongly, and I shan't hesitate to recommend many of the chapters to students.' The Times Higher Education Supplement