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ERIC Number: ED433707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 677
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Twenty-First LACUS Forum, 1994.
Powell, Mava Jo, Ed.
Fifty-three papers on linguistic theory and language research, including a number of prize-winning essays, address these topics: aspects of discourse analysis; bilingualism; Chinese modal verbs; early bilingual speech; linguistic metatheory; music and accent discrepancy; diphthongs; hiatus; vowel patterns; suprasegmentals; neologisms; aspects of morphology and syntax; clause structure; word compounding; idiomatic expressions; semantic and pragmatic meaning; interpersonal communication; aspects of graphemics; computational linguistics and translation; second language learning; topics in dialectology; historical studies; comparative studies; and language evolution. Languages studied include Japanese, English, Chinese, Hottentot, Spanish, Bulgarian, Korean, Taiwanese, French, Breton, Korean, Arabic, Chinantec, Greek, and Portuguese-based creoles. Selected papers include: (1) "On Distinguishing Theme and Topic" (Brend); (2) "Possible Sources of Participant Nominalizers: Implications for Typology" (Spruiell); (3) "Bimodal Communication: What Is It, and Why Study It?" (Messing); (4) "The Use of Japanese Topics in Bilingual Discourse in Japanese and English" (Nishimura); (5) "On the Properties of Chinese Modal Verbs" (Huang); (6) "Another View of Early Bilingual Speech" (Quay); (7) "Guillaume: A Meaning-Based Approach" (Hirtle); (8) "Music and Accent Discrepancy" (Griffen); (9) "Neologisms in Acadian-French Fishing Terminology: An Analogical Syntax Analysis" (Babitch); (10) "The Processes and Effects of Compounding" (Collins); (11) "The Alphabetic Rebus" (Campagna); (12) "Structural Semantics as the Basis for Theme/Rheme" (Cummings); and (13) "Grammaticalization and Idiomatization" (Akimoto). (MSE)
LACUS Secretary Treasurer, P.O. Box 6850, RM MH103, Fullerton, CA 92846-6850 ($45).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, Chapel Hill, NC.