Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics

Volume I: General papers

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The 23rd UWM Linguistics Symposium (1996) brought together linguists of opposing theoretical approaches – functionalists and formalists – in order to determine to what extent these approaches really differ from each other and to what extent the approaches complement each other. The two volumes of Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics contain a careful selection of the papers originally presented at the symposium.
Volume I includes papers discussing the two basic approaches to linguistics; with contributions by: Werner Abraham, Stephen R. Anderson, Joan L. Bybee, William Croft, Alice Davidson, Mark Durie, Ken Hale, Michael Hammond, Bruce P. Hayes, Nina Hyams, Howard Lasnik, Brian MacWhinney, Geoffrey S. Nathan, Daniell Nettle, Frederick J. Newmeyer, Edith A. Moravcsik, Doris Payne, Janet Pierrehumbert, Kathleen M. Wheatley.
Volume II consists of case studies which draw upon the strengths of both approaches and thus help to bridge the gap between the two camps; with contributions by: Mira Ariel, Melissa Axelrod, Robbin Clamons, Bernard Comrie, Kees Hengeveld, Erika Hoff-Ginsberg, James Hurford, Lizanne Kaiser, Nicholas Kibre, Simon Kirby, Feng-hsi Liu, André Meinunger, Viola Miglio, Ann Mulkern, Waturu Nakamura, Maria Polinsky, Elizabeth Purnell, Gerald Sanders, Nancy Stenson, Maggie Tallerman, Ronnie Wilbur.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 41]  1999.  vi, 486 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Edith A. Moravcsik and Kathleen Wheatley
Part I: Syntax
Non-structuralist Syntax [Functionalist syntax position paper]
Michael Noonan
On the Locality of Movement: Formalist syntax position paper
Howard Lasnik
Discussant Paper Referring to the Syntax Position Papers by Howard Lasnik and Mickey Noonan
Werner Abraham
What (Some) Functionalists Can Learn from (Some) Formalists
William A. Croft
A Formalist's Reading of Some Functionalist Work in Syntax
Stephen R. Anderson
What Counts as Explanation? A functionalist approach to word order
Doris L. Payne
Conflicting Truths [Discussion of the papers on word order]
Kenneth L. Hale
Ergativity: Functional and formal issues [Discussion of the papers on ergativity]
Alice Davison
Part II: Phonology
Usage-based Phonology [Functionalist phonology position paper]
Joan L. Bybee
Phonetically Driven Phonology: The role of Optimality Theory and Inductive Grounding [Formalist phonology position paper]
Bruce Hayes
Formalizing Functionalism [Discussion of the phonology position paper]
Janet B. Pierrehumbert
What Functionalists can Learn from Formalists in Phonology [What formalists can learn from functionalists in phonology]
Geoffrey S. Nathan
Lexical Frequency and Rhythm
Michael Hammond
Part III: First Language Acquisition Emergent Language
Underspecification and Modularity in Early Syntax: A formalist perspective on language acquisition
Nina Hyams
Part IV: Global Issues
The Temporal Mediation of Structure and Function
Mark Durie
Functionalism and Its Difficulties in Biology and Linguistics
Daniel Nettle
Some Remarks on the Functionalist-Formalist Controversy in Linguistics
Frederick J. Newmeyer
Index of Authors
Index of languages
Index of Subjects
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