Alternative Linguistics: Descriptive and theoretical modes by Philip W. Davis

By Philip W. Davis

The papers during this quantity have been provided on the 5th Biennial Symposium of the dep. of Linguistics, Rice college, March 1993. The individuals have been requested to pay attention extensive and in a self-reflective approach upon a few diversity of knowledge. The purpose used to be multifold. the 1st objective used to be descriptive. It was once anticipated that the contributors might perform their job in a retrospective method, exemplifying and development upon their earlier paintings, however it used to be additionally anticipated that they might start to display the configuration of a few quarter in a extra finished photo of language. the purpose was once to take (at least) one sizeable step within the depiction of what we expect language will eventually be like. The contributions have been either particular and generalizing, with concentration as a lot upon method as upon hypotheses approximately language. In studying descriptive perform, we endured to pay attention upon concerns which involved us all, and whilst we attempted to strengthen the discourse by way of the result of such description. We was hoping that troublesome and recalcitrant info could make our personal perform clearer to us and that it could additionally show us within the refinement of our conceptions of language.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alternative Linguistics: Descriptive and theoretical modes (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory) PDF

Best linguistics books

Discourses in Place: Language in the Material World

Discourses in position is key interpreting for an individual with an curiosity in language and how we speak. Written through leaders within the box, this article argues that we will be able to in simple terms interpret the which means of public texts like street symptoms, notices and model emblems via contemplating the social and actual global that surrounds them.

The Regional Diversification of Latin 200 BC - AD 600

Classical Latin seems to be with no local dialects, but Latin advanced in little greater than a millennium right into a number of various languages (the Romance languages: Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and so on. ). was once local range obvious from the earliest occasions, obscured might be by way of the standardisation of writing, or did a few catastrophic occasion in overdue antiquity reason the language to alter?

First Certificate Language Practice: With Key

This article revises the most grammar issues on the point of First certificates in addition to delivering perform in key lexical components. The booklet can be utilized as a self-study reference grammar and perform e-book or as supplementary fabric in sessions getting ready for examinations.

Additional info for Alternative Linguistics: Descriptive and theoretical modes (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory)

Example text

Beckwith, Richard. 1991. "The Language of Emotion, the Emotions, and Nominal Bootstrapping". Children's Theories of Mind: Mental states and social understanding ed. by Douglas Frye & Chris Moore, 77-95. Hillsdale, N. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Bretherton, Inge, Janet Fritz, Carolyn Zahn-Waxler & Doreen Ridgeway. 1986. "Learning to Talk about Emotions: A functionalist perspective". 529-548. Chafe, Wallace L. 1982. "Integration and Involvement in Speaking, Writing, and Oral Literature". Spoken and Written Language: Exploring orality and literacy ed.

This process of centering may possibly best be described as a move away from the early focus on one extended (or two different) event sequence(s) [leading up to the conflict between two simultaneously 'experienced' emotions — which nevertheless were kept apart from each other] towards a focus on the conflict per se; detaching the conflict somewhat from its precipitating events. , the developmental shift to view the conflictual aspects from the per spective of the hypothetical other, presents a more central shift in the narrator's ability to change perspective according to his/her involvement (vs.

After these issues were settled to our satisfaction, I would ask whether some context which the Ilokano utterance (and its gloss) might suggest would be appropriate. In this, I did not ask the speaker to introspect and to tell me what the utterance meant, but to comment upon the (in)appropriateness of the utterance to some context. 1 The variety of Ilokano represented here is that spoken in the state of Ilokos Norte. I would like to thank the Rev. Dominador Layus, from Batác (Ilokos Norte), for his patient help in providing the information which is the basis of the description given here.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 20 votes