Unity and Diversity of Languages

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| University of Leiden, The Netherlands and Free University of Brussels, Belgium
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ISBN 9789027232489 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
 
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The Permanent International Committee of Linguists (Comité International Permanent des Linguistes, CIPL) has organized the 18th Congress of Linguists in Seoul (July 21-26, 2008), in close collaboration with the Linguistic Society of Korea. In this book one finds the invited talks which address hot topics in various subdisciplines presented by outstanding and internationally well known experts. In addition, the state-of-the-art papers provide an overview of the most important research areas of contemporary linguistics.
[Not in series, 141]  2008.  xii, 232 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii–xii
Plenary sessions
1
Sign languages East and West
Susan D. Fisher
3–15
Lifting the veil: Uncovering language origin
Jean Aitchison
17–27
Pragmatics and the lexicon
Laurence R. Horn
29–41
Syntactic constraints
Jane Grimshaw
43–57
Aspects of the neural representation of spoken language
Grzegorz Dogil
59–72
From concepts to meaning: The role of lexical knowledge
James Pustejovsky
73–84
Language rights, human development and linguistic diversity in a globalizing world
Suzanne Romaine
85–96
Formal semantics for interpreting temporal annotation
Kiyong Lee
97–108
Parallel sessions
109
Words, mind and brain
Gary Libben
111–121
Information structure: Notional distinctions, ways of expression
Caroline Féry and Manfred Krifka
123–135
Language policy: The first half-century
Bernard Spolsky
137–153
Intercultural pragmatics, language and society
Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Menahem Blondheim, Juliane House, Gabriele Kasper and Johannes Wagner
155–173
Historical linguistics in 2008: The state of the art
Brian D. Joseph
175–187
Lexical semantics
Sebastian Löbner
189–200
(Tense), aspect, mood and modality – an imperfect 2008 state of the art report
Johan van der Auwera and Hana Filip
201–214
Syntax: The state of the art
Farrell Ackerman and James P. Blevins
215–229
Index of terms
231–232
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008018020 | Marc record