Toward a Calculus of Meaning

Studies in markedness, distinctive features and deixis

| Duke University
| Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
ISBN 9789027215529 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781556192685 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027282385 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
This volume contains papers presented at a symposium in honor of Cornelis H. van Schooneveld and invited papers on the topics of invariance, markedness, distinctive feature theory and deixis. It is not a Festschrift in the usual sense of the word, but more of a collection of articles which represent a very specific way of defining and viewing language and linguistics. The specific approach presented in this volume has its origins and inspirations in the theoretical and methodological paradigm of European Structuralism in general, and the sign-oriented legacy of Ferdinand de Saussure and Charles Sanders Peirce and the functional and communication-oriented approach of the Prague School in particular.
The book is divided in three sections: Theoretical and Methodological Overview: Cornelis H. van Schooneveld; Anatoly Liberman; Petr Sgall; Alla Bemova and Eva Hajicova; Robert Kirsner. Studies in Russian and Slavic Languages: Edna Andrews; Lawrence E. Feinberg; Annie Joly Sperling; Ronald E. Feldstein; Irina Dologova and Elena Maksimova; Stefan M. Pugh. Applications to Other Languages, Language Families, and Aphasia: Ellen Contini-Morava; Barbara A. Fennell; Victor A. Friedman; Robert Fradkin; Yishai Tobin; Mark Leikin.
[Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics, 43]  1996.  xxviii, 432 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
I: Theoretical and Methodological Overview
1. Phoneme and Morpheme and the sign Nature of Language
Cornelis H. van Schooneveld
2. Phonological Markedness and a Plea for useful Linguistics
Anatoly Liberman
3. Remarks on the Semantic features of Cases and Prepositions as Related to Syntax
Petr Sgall, Alla Bémová and Eva Hajičová
4. The Human Factor and the Insufficiency of Invariant Meanings
Robert S. Kirsner
II: Studies in Russian and Slavic Languages
1. Gender and Declension Shifts in Contemporary Standard Russian: Markedness as a Semiotic Principle
Edna Andrews
2. Markedness and the Typology of Russian Verb Stems
Lawrence E. Feinberg
3. The Semantic Markings of Russian Verbal Suffixes
Annie Joly Sperling
4. Regular and Deviant Patterns of Russian Nominal Stress and Their relationship to Markedness
Ronald F. Feldstein
5. Deixis in Time and Space: The Fate of the Russian Demonstrativessej
Irina Dolgova and Elena Maksimova
6. A Panchronic Approach to Morphological Competition in the East Slavic Substantive (Plural Paradigms)
Stefan M. Pugh
III: Applications to Other Languages, Language Families, and Aphasia
1. “Things” in a Noun Class Language: Semantic Functions of Grammatical Agreement in Swahili
Ellen Contini-Morava
2. Markers of Association and Distance in German Reported Speech
Barbara A. Fennell
3. The Five Deictics of Lak
Victor A. Friedman
4. Typologies of Person Categories in Slavic and Semitic
Robert Fradkin
5. Invariance, Markedness and Distinctive Feature Theory: The Modern Hebrew Verb
Yishai Tobin
6. The Application of Distinctive Semantic Features to the Production abd Comprehension of Locative Prepositions in Different Forms of Aphasia
Mark Leikin
Name Index
Subject Index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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