Yishai Tobin

List of John Benjamins publications for which Yishai Tobin plays a role.

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Subjects English linguistics | Functional linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Historical linguistics | Morphology | Phonology | Semantics | Theoretical linguistics

Linguistic Theory and Empirical Evidence

Edited by Bob de Jonge and Yishai Tobin

Subjects Functional linguistics | Phonology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Between Grammar and Lexicon

Edited by Ellen Contini-Morava and Yishai Tobin

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 183] 2000. xxxii, 365 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Syntax
Subjects Functional linguistics | Semantics | Semiotics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Comparative linguistics | English linguistics | Functional linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Semantics | Semiotics

The Semiotics of Fortune-telling

Edna Aphek and Yishai Tobin

[Foundations of Semiotics, 22] 1990. vii, 216 pp.
Subjects Pragmatics | Semiotics

From Sign to Text: A semiotic view of communication

Edited by Yishai Tobin

[Foundations of Semiotics, 20] 1989. xiii, 545 pp.
Subjects Semiotics
Subjects Discourse studies | Phonology | Pragmatics | Semiotics | Theoretical linguistics

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Enbe, Claudia and Yishai Tobin 2011 Phonology as human behavior: The prosody of normal and pathological speech of Buenos Aires SpanishLinguistic Theory and Empirical Evidence, Jonge, Bob de and Yishai Tobin (eds.), pp. 197–218
This study compares and contrasts the intonation patterns of Buenos Aires Spanish in normal speech (NS) and pathological speech (PS) (stuttering, dysarthria, acquired hearing impaired, dysphonia and developmental speech disorders) in three age groups equally divided by gender (5–8, 18–50, 51–75)… read more | Article
How does one cope, systematically, with the apparent chaos of the modern world? This question was being asked in a variety of fields, and the replies which Saussure gives – that you cannot hope to attain an absolute or Godlike view of things but must choose a perspective, and that within this… read more | Article
‘Non-Vocalization’ (N-V), is a newly described phonological error process. In N-V the hearing impaired actually articulate the phoneme but without producing a voice. It ends up looking as if it is produced but sounding as if it is omitted. N-V was found by video recording the speech of profoundly… read more | Article
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may lead to dysarthria which is caused by weakness of the articulatory musculature. This paper investigates Polish TBI dysarthric speakers (n = 6) and matched controls with normal speech (n = 10). The data were transcribed in narrow phonetic transcription and analyzed… read more | Article
Roe-Portiansky, Inessa and Yishai Tobin 2011 A phonological analysis of the lexicon of a literary workLinguistic Theory and Empirical Evidence, Jonge, Bob de and Yishai Tobin (eds.), pp. 267–292
The present study is a part of a larger research project that analyzed the language of the classic Russian novel Macmep u Mapгapuma (The Master and Margarita) by Mikhail Bulgakov (1988, 1995) on the phonological, lexical, semantic, and discourse levels. This study offers a sign-oriented approach… read more | Article
Tobin, Yishai 2011 Phonology as human behavior from an evolutionary point of viewLinguistic Theory and Empirical Evidence, Jonge, Bob de and Yishai Tobin (eds.), pp. 169–196
The ultimate task of phonology is to discover the cause of the behavior of speech sounds. To do this phonologists must refer to the way speech is created and used by human beings… John J. Ohala (1983: 189) This paper summarizes the basic theoretical and methodological tenets of the theory of… read more | Article
Perez, Alison Stern, Yishai Tobin and Shifra Sagy 2010 “There is no fear in my lexicon” vs. “You are not normal if you won’t be scared”: A qualitative semiotic analysis of the ‘broken’ discourse of Israeli bus drivers who experienced terror attacksBeyond Narrative Coherence, Hyvärinen, Matti, Lars-Christer Hydén, Marja Saarenheimo and Maria Tamboukou (eds.), pp. 121–146
Bus drivers in Israel have coped with decades of stress, fear, and the constant threat of terror. This paper summarizes a qualitative analysis of the form and content of narratives told by Israeli bus drivers who directly experienced a terror attack. A preliminary discourse and semiotic analysis of… read more | Article
Tobin, Yishai 2008 A monosemic view of polysemic prepositionsAdpositions: Pragmatic, semantic and syntactic perspectives, Kurzon, Dennis and Silvia Adler (eds.), pp. 273–288
Prepositions are notorious for being “polysemic”. One of Zipf ’s laws is that the smaller a form, the more frequently it will be used, and the more meanings and functions it will have attributed to it. The Hebrew preposition l- ‘to’ has at least seventeen dictionary entries and the Hebrew… read more | Article
Tobin, Yishai 2006 Phonology as human behavior: Inflectional systems in EnglishAdvances in Functional Linguistics: Columbia School beyond its origins, Davis, Joseph, Radmila J. Gorup and Nancy Stern (eds.), pp. 63–86
This paper summarizes the theory and methodology of Phonology as Human Behavior (PHB) (or Columbia School Phonology) and applies it to the inflectional morphology of English both synchronically and diachronically. The basic hypothesis is that inflectional morphology is both functional and frequent… read more | Article
Tobin, Yishai and Haruko Miyakoda 2006 Phonological processes of Japanese based on the theory of phonology as human behaviorAdvances in Functional Linguistics: Columbia School beyond its origins, Davis, Joseph, Radmila J. Gorup and Nancy Stern (eds.), pp. 87–105
By analyzing speech errors (normal and pathological) and loanwords of Japanese within the theory of Phonology as Human Behavior, we seek to account for why processes such as substitution occur as they do by referring to the “struggle” between speakers’ desire for maximum communication (the… read more | Article
Oron, Noah and Yishai Tobin 2004 Semantic oppositions in the Hebrew verb systemCognitive and Communicative Approaches to Linguistic Analysis, Contini-Morava, Ellen, Robert S. Kirsner and Betsy Rodríguez-Bachiller (eds.), pp. 235–260
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Tobin, Yishai 2004 Between phonology and lexicon: The Hebrew triconsonantal (CCC) root system revolving around /r/ (C-r-C)Cognitive and Communicative Approaches to Linguistic Analysis, Contini-Morava, Ellen, Robert S. Kirsner and Betsy Rodríguez-Bachiller (eds.), pp. 289–323
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Tobin, Yishai 2002 Phonology As Human Behavior: Initial Consonant Clusters Across LanguagesSignal, Meaning, and Message: Perspectives on sign-based linguistics, Reid, Wallis, Ricardo Otheguy and Nancy Stern (eds.), pp. 191–255
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Tobin, Yishai 2002 “Conditionals” in Hebrew and English: same or different?Prague Linguistic Circle Papers: Travaux du cercle linguistique de Prague nouvelle série, Hajičová, Eva, Petr Sgall, Jirí Hana and Tomáš Hoskovec (eds.), pp. 129–142
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Tobin, Yishai 2001 Hebrew. Gender switch in Modern HebrewGender Across Languages: The linguistic representation of women and men, Hellinger, Marlis and Hadumod Bußmann (eds.), pp. 177–198
1.Introduction: Historical and sociolinguistic background 2. Grammatical gender in Modern Hebrew 2.1 Masculine and feminine nouns 2.2 Gender agreement 2.3 Generic masculines 3. “Call me Yigal”: Gender switch, gender reversal, cross addressing 4. The implications of… read more | Article
Tobin, Yishai 2000 The Dual Number in Hebrew: Grammar or Lexicon, or Both?Between Grammar and Lexicon, Contini-Morava, Ellen and Yishai Tobin (eds.), pp. 87 ff.
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Tobin, Yishai 1999 Developmental and Clinical Phonology: The Prague School and BeyondPrague Linguistic Circle Papers: Travaux du cercle linguistique de Prague nouvelle série, Hajičová, Eva, Tomáš Hoskovec, Oldřich Leška †, Petr Sgall and Zdena Skoumalová (eds.), pp. 53–68
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Tobin, Yishai 1996 Focusing on the Negative: A Neo-Praguean ApproachPrague Linguistic Circle Papers: Travaux du cercle linguistique de Prague nouvelle série, Hajičová, Eva, Oldřich Leška †, Petr Sgall and Zdena Skoumalová (eds.), pp. 121 ff.
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Aphek, Edna and Yishai Tobin 1991 Semantic polarity and the origin of languageStudies in Language Origins: Volume 2, Raffler-Engel, Walburga von, Jan Wind and Abraham Jonker (eds.), pp. 263 ff.
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Tobin, Yishai 1991 Invariant meaning: alternative variations on an invariant themeNew Vistas in Grammar: Invariance and Variation, Waugh, Linda R. and Stephen Rudy (eds.), pp. 61–82
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Tobin, Yishai 1991 Tense-Aspect-Aktionsart: A Question of Lexicon as well as GrammarPerspectives on Aspect and Aktionsart, Vetters, Carl and Willy Vandeweghe (eds.), pp. 151–174
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Aphek, Edna and Yishai Tobin 1989 The Agnonian text: A study in polaric semiologyFrom Sign to Text: A semiotic view of communication, Tobin, Yishai (ed.), pp. 215 ff.
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Tobin, Yishai 1988 IntroductionThe Prague School and Its Legacy, Tobin, Yishai (ed.), pp. xiii ff.
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Tobin, Yishai 1988 Phonetics versus phonology: The prague school and beyondThe Prague School and Its Legacy, Tobin, Yishai (ed.), pp. 49 ff.
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In this paper we will support the basic Saussurian view that every language is an individual and independent system which is exploited in a unique, creative and specific way by speakers of that language, in order to communicate what may be termed as 'language-specific' messages, which may very well… read more | Article
Specific aspects of deep structure case grammar (Fillmore 1968, 1969) as well as participation systems (Cohen 1975) and an analysis of modern Hebrew case (Cole 1976) are simplified, adapted, and synthesized- into an applied linguistic decoding model which could have practical application in the… read more | Article