ERIC Number: ED433709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Twenty-Third LACUS Forum, 1996.
Melby, Alan K., Ed.
Fifty-nine papers on language research and linguistic theory from the annual forum address these topics: correctness in language; aspects of neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics; historical linguistics and language evolution; linguistic philosophy; aspects of syntax; aspects of discourse analysis; lexicon and semantics; language contact and linguistic borrowing; suprasegmentals; aspects of pragmatics; music and language; aspects of grammar; morphology; pragmatics; language teaching; language processing; and phonetics and phonemics. Languages studied include Welsh, English, Basque, Yup'ik Eskimo, Japanese, pidgin, Korean, Polish, French, Catalan, Mandarin Chinese, and Old and Middle English. Selected papers include: (1) "Correctness in Language: Political and Otherwise" (Makkai); (2) "How the Brain Learns Language" (MacWhinney, Feldman); (3) "Some Grammatical Evidence for Eurasiatic, Especially Pronominal" (Greenberg); (4) "Functional Passive Rethought" (Rashidi); (5) "Markedness Effects in Welsh Short Plural Forms" (Lommel); (6) "Semantic Specification/Semantic Emergence: Against the 'Container' Metaphor of Meaning" (Harrison); (7) "Basque and the Other Dene-Caucasic Languages" (Bengston); (8) "Redefining Language" (Bradford, Melby); (9) "The Nature of the Causee in Binding" (Katada); (10) "Subtle Signalling of Logical Relations in News Reporting" (Jordan); (11) "Idiomatic Properties of Eighteenth Century English" (Akimoto); (12) "Chiac: The Hybrid Vernacular of Mouncton Acadian Teenagers" (Babitch); and (13) "Tagmemic Principles and Music Analysis" (Avery). (MSE)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Alzheimers Disease, Contrastive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, English, Grammar, Interpersonal Communication, Language Acquisition, Language Patterns, Language Research, Languages, Lexicology, Linguistic Borrowing, Linguistic Theory, Morphology (Languages), Music, Neurolinguistics, Old English Literature, Phonology, Pidgins, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Regional Dialects, Semantics, Syntax, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary
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.