Language Description Informed by Theory

| The University of Queensland
| The University of Queensland
| Griffith University
ISBN 9789027206145 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027270917 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume explores how linguistic theories inform the ways in which languages are described. Theories, as representations of linguistic categories, guide the field linguist to look for various phenomena without presupposing their necessary existence and provide the tools to account for various sets of data across different languages. A goal of linguistic description is to represent the full range of language structures for any given language. The chapters in this book cover various sub-disciplines of linguistics including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and anthropological linguistics, drawing upon theoretical approaches such as prosodic Phonology, Enhancement theory, Distributed Morphology, Minimalist syntax, Lexical Functional Grammar, and Kinship theory. The languages described in this book include Australian languages (Pama-Nyungan and non-Pama-Nyungan), Romance languages as well as English. This volume will be of interest to researchers in both descriptive and theoretical linguistics.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 147]  2014.  xii, 391 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Map of Australian languages refferred to in this book
List of contributors
Editors’ introduction
Rob Pensalfini, Diana Guillemin and Myfany Turpin
Bibliography of Mary Laughren
Myfany Turpin and Diana Guillemin
Evaluating the Bilingual Education Program in Warlpiri schools
Samantha Disbray
Part 1. Phonology
Phonological aspects of Arandic baby talk
Myfany Turpin, Katherine Demuth and April Ngampart Campbell
Prestopping of nasals and laterals is only partly parallel
Erich Round
Part 2. Morphology
Liminal pronoun systems: Evidence from Garrwa
Ilana Mushin
Verbs as spatial deixis markers in Jingulu
Rob Pensalfini
The reconstruction of inflectional classes in morphology: History, method and Pama-Nyungan (Australian) verbs
Harold Koch
Part 3. Syntax
Marking Definiteness or Specificity, not necessarily both: Evidence of a principle of economy from Mauritian Creole
Diana Guillemin
Theory and experiment in parametric minimalism: The case of Romance negation
Giuseppe Longobardi
Serial verbs in Wambaya
Rachel Nordlinger
Nominals as adjuncts or arguments: Further evidence from language mixing
Felicity Meakins
Part 4. Semantics
The case of the invisible postman: The current status of the French future tense
Lynn Wales
Manner and result: A view from clean
Beth Levin and Malka Rappaport Hovav
Part 5. Anthropological Linguistics
Shifting relations: Structure and agency in the language of Bininj Gunwok kinship
Murray Garde
Language index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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