The Legacy of Zellig Harris

Language and information into the 21st century

Volume 1: Philosophy of science, syntax and semantics

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Zellig Harris opened many lines of research in language, information, and culture, from generative grammar to informatics, from mathematics to language pedagogy. An international array of scholars here describe further developments and relate this work to that of others. Volume 1 begins with a survey article by Harris himself, previously unavailable in English. T.A. Ryckman, Paul Mattick, Maurice Gross, and Francis Lin show the importance of Harris's methodology for philosophy of science, the first two with reference especially to his remarkable findings on the form of information in science. Themes of discourse and sublanguage analysis are developed further in chapters by Michael Gottfried, James Munz, Robert Longacre, and Carlota Smith. Morris Salkoff, Peter Seuren, and Lila Gleitman present diverse developments in syntax and semantics. Phonology is represented in chapters by Leigh Lisker and by Frank Harary and Stephen Helmreich. Daythal Kendall applies operator grammar to literary analysis of Sapir's Takelma texts, and Fred Lukoff's chapter describes benefits of string analysis for language pedagogy.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 228]  2002.  xxxv, 323 pp.
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Table of Contents
Bruce E. Nevin
The background of transformational and metalanguage analysis
Zellig S. Harris
Part I. Philosophy of science
1. Method and theory in Harris’s Grammar of Information
Tom A. Ryckman
2. Some implications of Zellig Harris’s work for the philosophy of science
Paul Mattick
3. Consequences of the metalanguage being included in the language
Maurice Gross
4. On Discovery Procedures
Francis Lin
Part 2. Discourse and sublanguage analysis
5. Grammatical specification of scientific sublanguages
Michael Gottfried
6. Classifiers and reference
James Munz
7. Some implications of Zellig Harris’s discourse analysis
Robert E. Longacre
8. Accounting for subjectivity (point of view)
Carlota S. Smith
Part 3. Syntax and semantics
9. Some new results on Transfer Grammar
Morris Salkoff
10. Pseudoarguments and pseudocomplements
Pieter A.M. Seuren
11. Verbs of a feather flock together II: The child’s discovery of words and their meanings
Lila Gleitman
Part IV. Phonology
12. The voiceless unaspirated stops of English
Leigh Lisker
13. On the bipartite distribution of phonemes
Frank Harary and Stephen Helmreich
Part V. Applications
14. Operator grammar and the poetic form of Takelma texts
Daythal Kendall
15. A practical application of string analysis
Fred Lukoff
Zellig Sabbettai Harris: A comprehensive bibliography of his writings, 1932-2003
E.F.K. Koerner
Name index
Subject index
“All of the areas of Harris's linguistic work are covered in these volumes, and a careful reading of them leaves the reader with the conclusion that there is no way to understand American linguistic theory through the second half of the twentieth century without understanding Harris's thought.”
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Graffi, Giorgio
2016. Harris, Chomsky and the origins of transformational grammar. Lingvisticae Investigationes 39:1  pp. 48 ff. Crossref logo
Nevin, Bruce
2020. A letter from Zellig Harris to André Lentin. Historiographia Linguistica 47:2-3  pp. 303 ff. Crossref logo
Stanlaw, James
2020.  In The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Ahmadreza Yazdannik, Alireza Yousefy & Mohammadi, Sepideh
2017. Discourse analysis: A useful methodology for health-care system researches. Journal of Education and Health Promotion 6:1  pp. 111 ff. Crossref logo

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