Philip W Davis
pwd at RICE.EDU
Sat Jul 17 01:31:49 UTC 1999
Best Grammar(s) of the Twentieth Century
As we approach the quadruple witching of end-of-the-year,
end-of-the-decade, end-of-the-century & end-of-the-millenium, register your
nomination for the 'best' grammar(s) of the twentieth century.
'Best', of course, translates directly into 'favorite'. It is a
subjective reaction, but we must all have our 'best'/'favorite' grammars.
*These will be grammars made public/published after January 1, 1900.
But they may be dissertations that were never distributed otherwise.
*These will be 'book length', meaning that (however long) they will
not be a part of a collection of 'sketches', although they may be
monographs in a series. They will have a separate bibliographical
identity, i.e., their own ISBN.
*Please provide bibliographical information: Author(s). Date. Title.
Place of Publication: Publisher.
*These will be 'synchronic' grammars.
*They will be 'grammars'. Although phonetics & phonology are normally
components of a grammar, works confined to those areas, e.g. The Sound
Pattern of English, will not be eligible.
*You can nominate/vote for as many grammars as you wish.
*You can only nominate/vote once for a given title.
*You can return and nominate/vote again if a title, which had earlier
slipped your mind, occurs to you.
*Yes, if you insist, you can nominate/vote for your own grammars.
*You can provide reasons for your selection(s), and those comments may
appear in association with the respective titles. I _especially_
*Only positive nominations/votes will be tallied and only
neutral/positive remarks, repeated. Flames will be ignored.
*If you wish your comments to remain anonymous, tell me and I will
attribute them to 'Anon.'
*When/If there are sufficient responses to generate a list, it will be
*You have until December 31, 1999, 11:59pm. The list, if there is one,
will stay up after that.
*You may nominate/vote by leaving me e-mail at pwd at rice.edu. Use
subject line: 'Grammar(s)'.
Philip W. Davis e-mail: pwd at rice.edu
Department of Linguistics MS23 tel: (713)527-6010
Rice University fax: (713)527-4718
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