The Joy of Grammar

A festschrift in honor of James D. McCawley

ISBN 9789027220950 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781556194542 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027220967 (Eur) | EUR 36.00
ISBN 9781556194559 (USA) | USD 54.00
ISBN 9789027274069 | EUR 130.00/36.00*
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Two threads run through this collection of 22 papers by students and colleagues of James D. McCawley. The first is a commitment to deep reflection on the direction of linguistic study, sometimes resulting in challenges to the writings of major figures or new appreciations, sometimes questioning our assumptions about the organization of linguistic information in the mind. The second thread is a shared sense of the requirements for the rigor of a good linguistic argument, that its presentation be thoroughgoing, straightforward and clearly made. There is a strong emphasis on testing the “party line” with the widest possible range of languages and the strongest possible set of linguistic tests. Demonstrating bugs and strategizing over the choice between competing analyses is not enough. The completion of an argument lies in constructing a better alternative.
[Not in series, 55] 1992.  xii, 400 pp.
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Chaves, Rui P.
2022. Sources of Discreteness and Gradience in Island Effects. Languages 7:4  pp. 245 ff. DOI logo
Goldsmith, John & Jerrold Sadock
1999. James D. McCawley (1938-1999). Historiographia Linguistica 26:3  pp. 257 ff. DOI logo
Kagan, Evgeny, Alexander Novoselsky, Daria Ramon & Alexander Rybalov
2023. Non-Commutative Logic for Collective Decision-Making with Perception Bias. Robotics 12:3  pp. 76 ff. DOI logo
Koerner, Konrad & Kofi K. Saah
1992. Publications received / Ouvrages reçus / Eingegangene schriften. Historiographia Linguistica 19:1  pp. 199 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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