ERIC Number: ED433707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Bilingualism, Child Language, Computational Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Dialects, English, English (Second Language), Grammar, Idioms, Japanese, Language Acquisition, Language Patterns, Language Research, Lexicology, Linguistic Theory, Morphology (Languages), Phonetics, Phonology, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Semantics, Sex Differences, Suprasegmentals, Syntax, Translation, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs, Vocabulary Development, Vowels
LACUS Secretary Treasurer, P.O. Box 6850, RM MH103, Fullerton, CA 92846-6850 ($45).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, Chapel Hill, NC.