New Books: Dressler, Coleman

Paul Peranteau paul at BENJAMINS.COM
Mon Nov 27 20:23:13 UTC 2000

John Benjamins Publishing announces these new works which touch on
functional linguistics:

Morphological Analysis in Comparison.
Wolfgang U. DRESSLER, Oskar E. PFEIFFER, Markus A. PÖCHTRAGER and John R.
University of Vienna
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 201
US & Canada: 1 55619 979 1 / USD 65.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3708 5 / NLG 130.00 (Hardcover)

This volume consists of selected and revised papers from the Seventh
International Morphology Meeting, held in 1996 in Vienna. It presents
advances in morphological theorizing, such as the foundations of
sign-based morphology, the morphology-syntax interface, the boundaries
between compounding and derivation, derivation and inflection, and the
emergence of morphology from premorphological precursors in early
first-language acquisition. The contributions deal with morphological
analyses in various fields of the ever-widening domain of morphology and
its relevance to the lexicon.

The comparative aspect is reflected in the above-mentioned areas, and
through the variety of languages investigated: Indo-European and
non-Indo-European languages of Europe, and Asian, African and American
languages. This breadth allows valuable insights into current problems of
morphological research in America, Western and Eastern Europe.

Contributions by: Pablo Albizu & Luis Eguren; Henry Davis, Lluïsa Gràcia &
Miren Azkarate; Lluïsa Gràcia & Olga Fullana; Marianne Kilani-Schoch &
Wolfgang U. Dressler; Mária Ladányi; Adrienne Lehrer; Joyce McDonough;
Vladimir A. Plungian; Andrew Spencer; Edwin Williams.

Lexicology, Semantics and Lexicography.
Selected papers from the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium, Manchester, August 1998.
Julie COLEMAN and Christian J. KAY (eds.) University of Leicester /
University of Glasgow
Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 194
US & Canada: 1 55619 972 4 / USD 75.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 3701 8 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover)

The papers in this volume show the range and direction of current work in
historical semantics and word-studies. There is a strong focus throughout
on semantic change and lexical innovation, interpreted within a
sociolinguistic, cultural or textual context. Many of the papers draw on
the remarkable range of electronic resources now available to historical
linguists, notably corpora, dictionaries, bibliographies and thesauruses,
and show the effects that these have had in stimulating new lines of
research or the re-interpretation of previous conclusions. Cognitive
semantics, and especially prototype theory, emerges as a challenging
theoretical framework for much current research. The volume contains a
selection from papers presented at the 10th International Conference on
English Historical Linguistics (10ICEHL). They include work on historical
lexicography and an account of the workshop on electronic dictionary
resources, such as the Revised Oxford English Dictionary, which formed the
centrepiece of the Fourth G. L. Brook Symposium.

Contributions by:Alan Shelston; Andreas Fischer; Gabriella Rundblad and
David B. Kronenfeld; Päivi Koivisto-Alanko; Christian J. Kay; Julie
Coleman; Maurizio Gotti; Carole P. Biggam; Heli Tissari; Louise Sylvester;
Claire Cowie; R.W. McConchie; Christian Kay.

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