The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

Hardcover | March 18, 2015

EditorBernd 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 andothers 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 anindispensable 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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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 andothers can judge what are the most useful m...

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, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1216 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.21 inPublished:March 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog: Introduction2. Eve V. Clark: Linguistic Units in Language Acquisition3. T. Givon: The Adaptive Approach to Grammar4. Guglielmo Cinque and Luigi Rizz: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures5. Glyn Morrill: Categorial Grammar6. Ronald W. Langacker: Cognitive Grammar7. Jerome Feldman, Ellen Dodge, and John Bryant: Embodied Construction Grammar8. Laura A. Michaelis: Sign-Based Construction Grammar9. Jack Sidnell: Conversation Analysis10. Douglas Biber: Corpus-Based and Corpus-Driven Analyses of Language Variation and U11. Vilmos Agel and Klaus Fischer: Dependency Grammar and Valency Theory12. William O'Grady: An Emergentist Approach to Syntax13. Martin Haspelmath: Framework-Free Grammatical Theory14. Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie: Functional Discourse Grammar15. Alice Caffarel: Systemic Functional Grammar and the Study of Meaning16. Ash Asudeh and Ida Toivonen: Lexical-Functional Grammar17. Bernd Heine and Heiko Narrog: Grammaticalization and Linguistic Analysis18. Cedric Boeckx: Linguistic Minimalism19. Geert E. Booij: Morphological Analysis20. Michael A. Arbib: Neurolinguistics: A Cooperative Computation Perspective21. Patrice Speeter Beddor: Experimental Phonetics22. Mary Paster: Phonological Analysis23. Maria Gouskova: Optimality Theory in Phonology24. Henriette de Swart and Joost Zwarts: Optimization Principles in the Typology of Number and Articles25. Ray Jackendoff: The Parallel Architecture and its Place in Cognitive Scienc26. Yan Huang: Neo-Gricean Pragmatic Theory of Conversational Implicature27. Francisco Yus: Relevance Theory28. Rens Bod: Probabilistic Linguistics29. Eric Pederson: Linguistic Relativity30. Robert D. Van Valin, Jr.: Role and Reference Grammar as a Framework for Linguistic Analysis31. Kasia M. Jaszczolt: Default Semantics32. Teenie Matlock and Bodo Winter: Experimental Semantic33. Charles J. Fillmore and Collin Baker: A Frames Approach to Semantic Analysis34. Cliff Goddard: The Natural Semantic Metalanguage Approach35. Sherman Wilcox and Phyllis Perrin Wilcox: The Analysis of Signed Languages36. Peter W. Culicover: Simpler Syntax37. Balthasar Bickel: Distributional Typology: Statistical Inquiries into the Dynamics of Linguistic Diversity38. Mark C. Baker: Formal Generative Typology39. Joan L. Bybee and Clay Beckner: Usage-Based Theory40. Richard Hudson: Word Grammar

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Review from previous edition: "this handbook is without an equal ... the breadth offered by the 33 chapters is breathtaking." --Werner Abraham, STUF - Language Typology and Universals 25/07/2012