Linguistic Theory and Empirical Evidence

| University of Groningen
| Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
ISBN 9789027215741 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027286871 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume further elaborates the empirical tradition of Columbia School (CS) Linguistics by offering diverse empirical analyses for a wide variety of languages. These studies open a much needed debate advocating the necessity of the independent validation of linguistic hypotheses. This research exemplifies how such a validation should be conducted by determining which forms underlie the analyses and extracting those observations that are considered to be objective. The volume consists of two parts: a section on synchronic and diachronic grammatical problems and a section on Phonology as Human Behavior (PHB), the Columbia School version of phonology, applied to evolutionary, developmental and clinical issues and the phonotactics of the selected lexicon of a literary text. It provides a wealth of useful empirical data and in-depth and sophisticated qualitative and quantitative analyses of a broad range of languages from diverse families: French, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Polish, Russian, Japanese, and Hebrew.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Linguistic theory and empirical evidence
Bob de Jonge
Part 1. Independent evidence in grammar
The distribution of linguistic forms and textual structure: Two sign-oriented approaches to the textual analysis of the use of the French Indicative and Subjunctive
Igor Dreer
Semantic regularities of the so-called irregular Internal Vowel Alternation (IVA) Nominal (umlaut) and Verbal (ablaut) forms in Old and Modern English
Elena Even-Simkin and Yishai Tobin
Al hablar, se alterna hablando : Syntactic variation between two non-finite Spanish constructions
Bob de Jonge
Instructional meanings, iconicity, and l’arbitraire du signe in the analysis of the Afrikaans demonstratives
Robert S. Kirsner
Focus system of the Japanese benefactive auxiliaries kureru and morau
Hidemi Sugi Riggs
Part 2. Phonology as human behavior
Phonology as human behavior from an evolutionary point of view
Yishai Tobin
Phonology as human behavior: The prosody of normal and pathological speech of Buenos Aires Spanish
Claudia Enbe and Yishai Tobin
Phonology as human behavior: ‘Non-Vocalization’ – A phonological error process in the speech of severely and profoundly hearing impaired adults – from the point of view of the theory of phonology as human behavior
Orly Halpern and Yishai Tobin
Phonology as human behavior: Comparing and contrasting phonological processes in adult dysarthria and first language acquisition
Monika Połczyńska and Yishai Tobin
A phonological analysis of the lexicon of a literary work
Inessa Roe-Portiansky and Yishai Tobin
Name index
Subject index
“This volume is a useful contribution to the advancement of linguistic theory and knowledge […]. It provides a wealth of useful empirical data as well as sensitive and insightful analyses for a broad range of languages from diverse families: French, Spanish, Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Polish, Russian, Japanese, and Hebrew.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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