Principles and Prediction

The analysis of natural language

Papers in honor of Gerald Sanders

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| University of Utah
| University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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The volume is divided into four sections: typology, syntax, discourse and phonology. Two of the typology papers study the structure and organization of category systems (Joseph Greenberg, Linda Schwartz); the third discusses language typology and universals from the perspective of language acquisition (Fred Eckman). The eight papers in the syntax section are of three types. Edith Moravcsik and James Tai discuss 'general' issues of linguistic theory/domain. Four papers (Mushira Eid, Michael Kac, Nancy Hedberg, Larry Hutchinson) address specific analyses and their implications from language-particular and theoretical perspectives. The papers by Deborah Dahl and Thomas Rindflesch relate theoretical concepts and analyses to natural language processing. In the section on discourse, the contributions by Anita Barry and Amy Sheldon deal with interpersonal conflict; George Yule discusses the selection between direct and indirect speech forms. Helga Delisle and Cynthia Clamons consider ways in which choices among, or variation in, some grammatical and semantic categories may be explainable on pragmatic and discourse grounds. The phonology papers are focused on two major themes: underspecification and borrowing. Four of the articles address the issue of underspecification in phonological representations (Daniel Dinnsen, Joseph Stemberger, Janet Bing, Gregory Iverson). In the other two papers questions of borrowing are discussed, in Nancy Stenson's contribution from a synchronic perspective, and in Gunter Schaarsmidt's paper from a historical one. The volume is completed by a subject index and a language index.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 98]  1993.  xix, 382 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgement
viii
Introduction
ix
A tribute to Gerald Sanders
Jessica Wirth
1
I. Typological issues
The second persons is rightly so called
Joseph H. Greenberg
9
The structure of category systems
Linda Schwartz
25
On the natural domain of linguistic universals
Fred Eckman
45
II. Syntactic issues
Why is syntax complicated?
Edith A. Moravcsik
73
What is categorical grammar really good for?
Michael B. Kac
93
The logic of relative adjectives
Larry G. Hutchinson
105
On the subject-predicate structure of pseudoclefts
Nancy Hedberg
119
Neagtion and predicate heads
Mushira Eid
135
Iconicity: motivations in Chinese grammar
James H.-Y. Tai
153
Hypothesizing case frame information for new verbs
Deborah A. Dahl
175
Local ambiguity and natural language processing
Thomas C. Rindflesch
187
III. Discourse issues
Constructing a courtroom narrative
Anita K. Barry
203
Saying it with a smile
Amy Sheldon
215
Vera Hayden’s Dilemma, or the Indirection in direct speech
George Yule
233
Anaphora in GErman discourse
Helga H. Delisle
243
Gender assignment in Oromo
Cynthia R. Clamons
269
IV. Phonological issues
Underspecification and phonological disorders
Daniel A. Dinnsen
287
Rule ordering in Child phonology
Joseph P. Stemberger
305
Default features in contour tones: Evidence from Krahm/Wobé
Janet Bing
327
Lexical versus postlexical rule application in Catalan
Gregory Iverson
339
Variation in phonological assimilation of Irish Loanwords
Nancy J. Stenson
351
Dialect variation in Sorbian reflexes of the Common Slavic jers
Gunter H. Schaarschmidt
367
Subject index
377
Language index
381
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  93006529