Thirty Years of Linguistic Evolution

Studies in honour of René Dirven on the occasion of his 60th birthday

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For this volume, 30 well-known linguistics and researcher in related fields were invited to present an overview of their most important insights and theories as these have evolved over the past 30 years. Against the background of work done in other areas of study, the contributors reflect on the development of their ideas; the book shows what progress has been made, and how priorities have shifted these past decades. By placing current ideas in a wider historical perspective, Thirty Years of Linguistics Evolution will become a unique instrument for future generations of linguists to gain insight into the overall trends and problems that have dominated linguistics in the second half of the 20th century.
The impressive contributions to this volume provide a glowing and appropriate testimonial to the many years of effort which René Dirven has devoted to linguistic research and to the forging of contacts between scholars all over the world. The topics are wide-ranging, the titles intriguing, the content challenging. The whole has been scrupulously edited by Martin Pütz to provide a book which I am sure will be of considerable interest and value to scholars and students alike. David Crystal, Bangor, Wales.
[Not in series, 61]  1992.  xl, 632 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
René Dirven: A Biographical Sketch
René Dirven: A Bibliography
Section I. General Linguistics
On the nature, use and acquisition of language
Noam Chomsky
The concept of communicative competence revisited
Dell H. Hymes
New ways of analysing meaning: The challenge to applied linguistics
M.A.K. Halliday †
The creole key to the black box of language
Derek Bickerton
Twenty years after: A review of Peter Mühlhäusler’s pidginization and simplification of language
Peter Mühlhäusler
The changing English language — fiction and fact
David Crystal
Section II. Applied Linguistics
‘Very like a whale’: Shifting paradigms in Applied Linguistics
Gillian Brown
Section III. Grammar and Discourse Analysis
Between grammar and discourse
Wolfgang U. Dressler
Linguistics and grammatics
Malcolm Coulthard
Institutional linguistics: Language and institutions, linguistics and sociology
Michael Stubbs
Section IV. Semantics
The search for universal semantic primitives
Anna Wierzbicka
A theory of vocabulary structure: Retrospectives and prospectives
Adrienne Lehrer
The return of hermeneutics to lexical semantics
Dirk Geeraerts
Section V. Morphology
The formats change — the problems remain: Word-formation theory between 1960 and 1990
Dieter Kastovsky
Section VI. Historical Linguistics
The return of philology to linguistics
Raimo Anttila
Section VII. Functionalism in Linguistics
The why’s and the how’s in my research into functional sentence perspective
Jan Firbas
Section VIII. Sociolinguistics and Languages in Contact
Norwich revisited: Recent changes in an English urban dialect
Peter Trudgill
Multilingualism and contact linguistics
Peter H. Nelde
Multilingualism research in Australia: Tyranny of distance and challenges of a new society
Michael Clyne
Codeswitching as socially motivated performance meets structurally motivated constraints
Carol Myers-Scotton
Language attitudes in South Africa: Implications for a post-apartheid democracy
Victor Webb
Section IX. Cognitive Linguistics
Metaphors and war: The metaphor system used to justify was in the gulf
George Lakoff
The symbolic nature of cognitive grammar: The meaning of of and of of-periphrasis
Ronald W. Langacker
Diachrony within synchrony: The challenge of cognitive grammar
Margaret E. Winters
The cognitive approach to natural language
Günter Radden
Section X. Cognitive Psychology
The takeover of psychology by biology or the devaluation of reference in psychology
John Macnamara
Section XI. Philosophical Linguistics
Linguistic theory and epistemology of linguistics
Pierre Swiggers
Section XII. Linguistics and Anthropology
Linguistics and anthropology
Roger M. Keesing
Section XIII. Computational Linguistics
Where am I coming from: The reversibility of analysis and generation in natural language processing
Yorick Wilks
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