Rules and Exceptions: Using Exceptions for Empirical Research in Theoretical Linguistics by Christopher BeedhamRules and Exceptions: Using Exceptions for Empirical Research in Theoretical Linguistics by Christopher Beedham

Rules and Exceptions: Using Exceptions for Empirical Research in Theoretical Linguistics

EditorChristopher Beedham, Warwick Danks, Ether Soselia

Paperback | March 25, 2014

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This book assembles a collection of papers first presented at the Summer School and Conference on the Method of Lexical Exceptions held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2-8 September 2007, which explored an area of linguistics now referred to as ‘the method of exceptions and their correlations’.
Recognition of the work of Saussure was impeded during his lifetime by the Junggrammatiker (Neogrammarians) and their view of exceptions, but this book incorporates exceptions into a Saussurean approach. Exceptions to rules are treated here not as something wilful and inexplicable, but as a clue to what has gone wrong in the original rule.
The topics covered are the passive, irregular verbs, morphology, transitivity, light verb constructions, resultative verbs, compound nouns, phonology, colour terms, historical-comparative reconstruction, language teaching, Saussurean structuralism and the approach of the Junggrammatiker to exceptions. The languages addressed are English, Arabic, Georgian, Turkish, Russian, the Cushitic languages and German. Grammar and linguistics are usually thought of as purely theoretical disciplines, but this book demonstrates how to use exceptions to conduct ‘experiments’ in the manner of the natural sciences, which leads empirically to better theory.
Christopher Beedham is Lecturer in the Department of German, School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews. He has published on the passive and irregular verbs in English, German and Russian and is developing a method of research in linguistics which he calls ‘the method of exceptions and their correlations’. Warwick Danks is Un...
Title:Rules and Exceptions: Using Exceptions for Empirical Research in Theoretical LinguisticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: Christopher Beedham: Exceptions and their Correlations: A Methodology for Research in Grammar – Warwick Danks: Evaluation and Adaptation: Applying the Method of Exceptions and their Correlations to Modern Standard Arabic – Christian Bassac: Rules and Exceptions: Neogrammarians and the Lexicon – Marine Ivanishvili/Ether Soselia: Passive in Georgian – Ether Soselia: On the Specification of Basic Colour Terms in Georgian – Marina Jikia: On Compounds in Georgian of the Type cxenip’aria ‘horse stealer’ – Rusudan Asatiani: A Cognitive Approach to Exceptional Ditransitive Verb Forms in Georgian – ?????? ??????????: ?????????? ??????????? ?? ?????? – Marine Ivanishvili: Lexical Exceptions in the Comparative Reconstruction of the Kartvelian Languages: Words for ‘oak’ – Marina Jikia: The Non-Suffixal Derivation of Intensive Forms in Turkish – Christopher Gledhill: On the Discourse Functions and Contrastive Phraseology of Equivalent Light Verb Constructions Involving ‘make’ and ‘take’ – Juhani Rudanko: On a Class of Resultatives in English, with Evidence from Electronic Corpora – Pierre Rucart: Prefix Verbs in Cushitic are not Exceptions.