Functional Approaches to Language, Culture and Cognition

Papers in honor of Sydney M. Lamb

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| Michigan State University
| Central Michigan University
| Rice University
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This volume contains functional approaches to the description of language and culture, and language and cultural change. The approaches taken by the authors range from cognitive approaches including Stratificational grammar to more socially oriented ones including Systemic Functional linguistics. The volume is organized into two sections.
The first section ‘Functional Approaches to the Structure of Language: Theory and Practice’ starts with contributions developing a Stratificational model; these are followed by contributions focusing on some related functional model of language; and by articles describing some particular set of language phenomena.
In the second section ‘Functional Approaches to the History of Language and Linguistics’ general studies of language change are addressed first; a second group of contributions examines language change, lexicon and culture; and the last cluster of contributions treats the history of linguistics and culture.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 163]  2000.  xxxiv, 656 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction
James E. Copeland
xiii
Biographical Sketch of Sydney MacDonald Lamb
David G. Lockwood
xix
Published Works of Sydney M. Lamb
David G. Lockwood and Sydney M. Lamb
xxv
Part I. Functional Approaches to the Structure of Language: Theory and Practice
A. Cognitive Approaches: Theory
1. Valence and Phraseology in Stratificational Linguistics
Ernst-August Müller
3
2. A Neural Network Model of Language Production
William M. Christie, Jr.
23
3. From Reticula to Trees: A Computerizable Model of Transduction from Semology to Lexology
Earl M. Herrick
35
4. Neurological Evidence for the Existence of an Autonomous Lexicon
Timothy J. Pulju
49
5. Luminous Loci in Lex-Eco-Memory: Toward a Pragmo-Ecological Resolution of the Metaphysical Debate Concerning the Reality or Fictitiousness of Words
Adam Makkai
59
6. The Logic of Anataxis
William J. Sullivan
81
7. The Dilemma of the Welsh Sentence Particle: Empiricism in Stratificational Linguistics
Toby D. Griffen
105
B. Related Approaches: Theory
8. The Development of Adequate Formalism in Linguistics
Winfred P. Lehmann
125
9. Parsing with a Chart and its Efficiency
Chang-In Lee
147
10. Language as Human Action
Jonathan J. Webster
159
11. Some Hermeneutic Observations on Textlinguistics and Text Theory in the Humanities
Robert E. Longacre
169
12. The Schemata for Motion and Action: A Typological Consideration
Yoshihiko Ikegami
185
13. The Iconicity of Consonant Alternation
Roger W. Wescott
199
C. Functional Language Description
14. Grammar and Daily Life: Concurrence and Complementarity
M.A.K. Halliday †
221
15. Translation and Text-Analysis
Katharina Barbe
239
16. Cognitive Networks in Conversation
Cynthia Ford Meyer
253
17. Some Stratificational Insights Concerning the English Noun Phrase
David G. Lockwood
267
18. Some Peculiar Adjectives in the English Nominal Group
Peter H. Fries
289
19. The ist- Prefix in Alabama
Heather K. Hardy and Philip W. Davis
323
20. Attention to Microspace: Plotting the Connections of a Cultural Theme
John Regan, Nancy Pine and Joe Stephenson
347
21. Toward Kawaiisu Poetics
Dell H. Hymes
369
22. The Effect of Rate of Speech on Laryngeal Timing in Medial Stops in Mongolian
Henry Rogers
391
Part II. Functional Approaches to the History of Language and Linguistics
A. Language Change: General Studies
23. Change — Linguistic and Societal
Robert Austerlitz
405
24. From First to Second Person: The History of Amerind *k(i)
Joseph H. Greenberg
413
25. The Grammaticalization of Lexicalized Manual Gesture in Tarahumara
James E. Copeland
427
26. Investigating Syntactic Change through Synchronic Textual Comparison: A Case Study
David C. Bennett
445
27. The Ablauts of l
Carleton T. Hodge
465
B. Language Change: Lexicon and Culture
28. Notes On Hispanisms: California
William Bright
481
29. Slang and Lexicography
Connie Eble
499
30. On Sugar, Sumac and Sewers
Fred W. Householder
513
31. Why Kaka and Aya?
Merritt Ruhlen
521
C. History of Linguistics and Culture
32. Medieval Views on the World and Nature
Edgar C. Polomé
529
33. Linguistics in India: Past and Future
Murray B. Emeneau
545
34. Some Reflections of Vico in Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok
555
35. The Forerunners of Scientific Phonology: Diacritical Marks and Other Reforms in Orthography
Saul Levin
569
36. Early MT Research at M.I.T.: The Search for Context
Victor H. Yngve
593
Index
629
“I would recommend this book to all linguists [...] both for the breadth of its subject matter and for the overview it affords of some key aspects of American fuctionalism.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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