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Hard-science linguistics

Author: Victor H Yngve; Zdzisław Wąsik
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2004.
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A number of pioneering linguists have returned from an expedition to the world of the hard sciences. They have surveyed opportunities there for building a new scientific human linguistics. This book  Read more...


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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor H Yngve; Zdzisław Wąsik
ISBN: 082646114X 9780826461148
OCLC Number: 53132410
Description: xiii, 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I: Orientation to Hard-Science Linguistics; Part II: Reconstituting Phonetics-Phonology; Part III: In Search of Context; Part IV: Variational and Historical Linguistics; Part V: Social and Psychological Issues; Part VI: Practical Applications; Part VII: Index Introduction (Victor H. Yngve); Part I: Orientation to Hard-Science Linguistics; 1. The Depth Hypothesis and the New Hard-Science Linguistics (Victor H. Yngve); 2. Issues in Hard-Science Linguistics (Victor H. Yngve); 3. An Introduction to Hard-Science Linguistics (Victor H. Yngve); 4. Rules of Order (Victor H. Yngve); Part II: Reconstituting Phonetics-Phonology; 5. Towards a Physical Definition of the Vowel Systems of Languages (Laura L. Koenig, Long Island University and Haskins Laboratories) 6. Articulatory Events are Given in Advance (Douglas N. Honorof, Haskins Laboratories); 7. An Outline of Hard-Science Phonetics-Phonology (Victor H. Yngve); Part III: In Search of Context; 8. Reconstituting Notions of Reference (Lara Burazer, University of Ljubljana); 9. Reconstituting Austin's Verdictives (Bernard Paul Sypniewski, Rowan University, New Jersey); 10. Analysis of a Business Negotiation (Mojoa Schlamberger Brezar, University of Ljubljana); 11. Lottery Betting (Bernard Paul Sypniewski); Part IV: Variational and Historical Linguistics; 12. Moving a Classic Applied Linguistics Study into the Real World (Douglas W. Coleman, University of Toledo); 13. Describing Frisian Communities in Terms of Human Linguistics (Elzbieta Wasik, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland); 14. Mayday or M'aider: A Call for Help in Understanding Linguistic Change (Janusz Malak, Opole University, Poland); 15. Linguistic Change as Changes in Linkages: Fifteenth-Century English (Carl Mills, University of Cincinnati); Part V: Social and Psychological Issues; 16. The Victorian Stereotype of an Irishman (Anna Cislo, University of Wroclaw, Poland); 17. Needs as Expressed in Educational Discourse on the Basis of Textbooks in Linguistics (Piotr Czajka, University of Wroclaw, Poland); Part VI: Practical Applications; 18. The Question of Translation (Martina Ozbot, University of Ljubljana); 19. Communicating Scientific Experiments in Journal Articles (W. John Hutchins, retired from University of East Anglia); Part VII: Disciplinary Considerations; 20. The Riches of the New World (Victor H. Yngve and Zdzislaw Wasik); 21. Coping with Cultural Differences (Victor H. Yngve and Zdzislaw Wasik); 22. The Conduct of Hard-Science Research (Victor H. Yngve); 23. To be a Scientist (Victor H. Yngve); Index
Responsibility: edited by Victor H. Yngve and Zdzisław Wąsik.
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