Signal, Meaning, and Message

Perspectives on sign-based linguistics

| Rutgers University
| City University of New York
| Hofstra University
ISBN 9789027215574 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781588112897 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027282231 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
This is the second volume of papers on sign-based linguistics to emerge from Columbia School linguistics conferences. One set of articles offers semantic analyses of grammatical features of specific languages: English full-verb inversion; Serbo-Croatian deictic pronouns; English auxiliary do; Italian pronouns egli and lui; the Celtic-influenced use of on (e.g., ‘he played a trick on me’); a monosemic analysis of the English verb break. A second set deals with general theoretical issues: a solution to the problem that noun class markers (e.g. Swahili) pose for sign-based linguistics; the appropriateness of statistical tests of significance in text-based analysis; the word or the morpheme as the locus of paradigmatic inflectional change; the radical consequences of Saussure’s anti-nomenclaturism for syntactic analysis; the future of ‘minimalist linguistics’ in a maximalist world. A third set explains phonotactic patterning in terms of ease of articulation: aspirated and unaspirated stop consonants in Urdu; initial consonant clusters in more than two dozen languages. An introduction highlights the theoretical and analytical points of each article and their relation to the Columbia School framework. The collection is relevant to cognitive semanticists and functionalists as well as those working in the sign-based Jakobsonian and Guillaumist frameworks.
[Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics, 48]  2002.  xxii, 413 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Issues
(What) do noun class markers mean?
Ellen Contini-Morava
Rethinking the Place of Statistics in Columbia School Analysis
Joseph Davis
The Linguistic Sign in its Paradigmatic Context: Autonomy Revisited
Mark J. Elson
Part II. Sign-Based Linguistic Analyses
A Surpassingly Simple Analysis
Joseph Davis
Serbo-Croatian Deixis: Balancing Attention with Difficulty in Processing
Radmila J. Gorup
Do – One Sign, One Meaning?
Walter Hirtle
Data, Comprehensiveness, Monosemy
Charles Ruhl
Phonology As Human Behavior: Initial Consonant Clusters Across Languages
Yishai Tobin
Celtic Sense in Saxon Garb
Michael P. Wherrity
Problems of Aspiration in Modern Standard Urdu
Abdul Azim
Part III. Columbia School in the Context of 20th Century Linguistics
Cognitive and Semiotic Modes of Explanation in Functional Grammar
Alan Huffman
The Future of a Minimalist Linguistics in a Maximalist World
Robert S. Kirsner
Saussurean Anti-Nomenclaturism in Grammatical Analysis: A Comparative Theoretical Perspective
Ricardo Otheguy
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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