ERIC Number: ED056563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Papers from the Michigan Linguistic Society Meeting, October 3, 1970. Volume 1, Number 2.
Lawton, David, Ed.
The seven papers in this volume cover varied topics in the field of current linguistics. The first paper, on underlying phonological representations, is written to show that, on the basis of syllabification, vowel quality is a redundant aspect of English phonology and that stress assignment can also be based on syllabification. The second paper presents some observations concerning interracial sociolinguistic language behavior of high school youth. Differences and disagreements between structural and Chomskyian (and post-Chomskyian) linguistics are discussed in another paper. The author of the fourth paper performs a structural semantic analysis on a line from one of Sherwood Anderson's short stories. The analysis is based on Firthian concepts of collocation and context and employs ideas developed by Katz and Fodor, Sydney Lamb, and Uriel Weinreich. The fifth paper presents a discussion of subject-raising verbs and structures that accompany such constructions. One paper considers various aspects of the varieties of English spoken in India. The final paper discusses Whorf's linguistic relativity and criticizes that theory in terms of recent linguistic thought. (VM)
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Sponsor: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Linguistic Society.