The Joy of Grammar

A festschrift in honor of James D. McCawley

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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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Table of Contents
Preface
ix
Japanese Modals are Conditionals
Noriko Akatsuka
1
The Cairene Arabic Verb Without Form Classes
Bill Darden
11
The Transition from Oral to Written Competence: Evidence from Teaching Freshman Composition
Paul D. Deane
25
Two Types of “World-Greating” Predicates
Donka F. Farkas
35
Tojolabal (Mayan) Kinterms and the Theory of Markedness or a Near Triumph of the Feminie Gender
N. Louanna Furbee
65
Tone and Accent in Llogoori
John A. Goldsmith
73
Purpose Infinitives and Their Relatives
Georgia M. Green
95
A Semantic Etymology
129
Are Conditionals Topics? The Japanese Case
Wesley M. Jacobsen
131
Gender and Sex in Standard Modern greek Pet Names
Kostas Kazazis
161
Philosophical Speculation and Cognitive Science Comments of William Lycan’s Logical Form in Natural Language
George Lakoff
173
Symmetric Relations
D. Terence Langendoen
199
The Korean Precursors of Generative Phonology
Alexis Manaster-Ramer
213
Why Grammars are Not Monolithic
Salikoko S. Mufwene
225
On Extracting from Asymmetrical Structures
Younghee Na and Geoffrey J. Huck
251
The Markedness of Plurality
Almerindo E. Ojeda
275
Phantom Succesors and the French FAIRE PAR Connstruction
Paul M. Postal
289
A Paper on Yiddish for James D. McCawley
Jerrold M. Sadock
323
Survival of the Positive: History of Japanese Antonyms
Y. Tagashira
329
Lexical Phonology and Japanese Vowel Devoicing
Timothy J. Vance
337
First He Called Her a Philologist and Then She Insulted Him
Margaret E. Winters and Geoffrey S. Nathan
351
Jottings on Adpositions, Case Inflections, Government, and Agreement
Arnold M. Zwicky
369
Indices
385
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Goldsmith, John A. & Jerrold M. Sadock
1999. James D. McCawley (1938-1999). Historiographia Linguistica 26:3  pp. 257 ff. Crossref logo
Koerner, E.F.K. & Kofi K. Saah
1992. Publications Received / Ouvrages Reçus / Eingegangene Schriften. Historiographia Linguistica 19:1  pp. 199 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  92007892