Linguistics Today – Facing a Greater Challenge

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| Institute for Dutch Lexicology, Leiden
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Every five years the Permanent International Committee of Linguists (CIPL) organises a world congress for linguists. And every five years the Committee faces the challenge of presenting a programme at the highest possible level. The CIPL Executive Committee decided for the Congress planned for 2003 in Prague to focus on four major topics which play an important role in today’s linguistic debate: 1. Typology, 2. Endangered Languages, 3. Methodology and Linguistics (including fieldwork) and 4. Language and the mind. Leading experts have introduced the four themes in their plenary lectures in the course of the congress, which served as a basis for the articles presented in the current volume. This book should be a welcome tool for all linguists wishing to find their way quickly in current developments. A CD-Rom containing the full proceedings of the Prague Congress is included.
[Not in series, 126]  2004.  viii, 367 pp. (incl. CD Rom)
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Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Evidentiality: Problems and challenges
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
1
Towards a less 'syntactic' morphology and a more 'morphological' syntax
Stephen R. Anderson
31
Linguistic universals and particular
Emmon Bach
47
Language planning and language policies: Issues and prospects
Ayo Bamgbose
61
Computational lexicons and corpora: Complementary components in human language technology
Nicoletta Calzolari
89
Historical linguistics: The state of the art
Lyle Campbell
109
Coherent fieldwork
Daniel L. Everett
141
State of the art in Computational Linguistics
Giacomo Ferrari
163
State-of-the-art paper: Lexicology and lexicography: Milestones in metalexicography
Rufus H. Gouws
187
Pragmatics: State of the art
Robert M. Harnish
207
Phonological dialectics: A short history of generative phonology
Harry van der Hulst
217
Types of languages and the simple pattern of the core of language
Petr Sgall
243
Attempt at the revival of Warrungu ( Australia): Its cultural and scientific significance
Tasaku Tsunoda
267
The future of creolistics
Kees Versteegh
305
How the study of endangered languages will revolutionize linguistics
D.H. Whalen
321
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2004050174