Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics

Volume II: Case studies

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| University of Wisconsin
| University of Wisconsin
| University of Wisconsin
| University of Wisconsin
| University of Wisconsin
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The 23rd UWM Linguistics Symposium (1996) brought together linguists of opposing theoretical approaches — functionalists and formalists — in order to determine to what extent these approaches really differ from each other and to what extent the approaches complement each other. The two volumes of Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics contain a careful selection of the papers originally presented at the symposium.
Volume I includes papers discussing the two basic approaches to linguistics; with contributions by: Werner Abraham, Stephen R. Anderson, Joan L. Bybee, William Croft, Alice Davidson, Mark Durie, Ken Hale, Michael Hammond, Bruce P. Hayes, Nina Hyams, Howard Lasnik, Brian MacWhinney, Geoffrey S. Nathan, Daniell Nettle, Frederick J. Newmeyer, Edith A. Moravcsik, Doris Payne, Janet Pierrehumbert, Kathleen M. Wheatley.
Volume II consists of case studies which draw upon the strengths of both approaches and thus help to bridge the gap between the two camps; with contributions by: Mira Ariel, Melissa Axelrod, Robbin Clamons, Bernard Comrie, Kees Hengeveld, Erika Hoff-Ginsberg, James Hurford, Lizanne Kaiser, Nicholas Kibre, Simon Kirby, Feng-hsi Liu, André Meinunger , Viola Miglio, Ann Mulkern, Waturu Nakamura, Maria Polinsky, Elizabeth Purnell, Gerald Sanders, Nancy Stenson, Maggie Tallerman, Ronnie Wilbur.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 42]  1999.  vi, 407 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Syntax, Morphology, and Morphological Alternation
Edith A. Moravcsik and Kathleen Wheatley
1
Part I: Syntax, Morphology, and Morphological Alternation
Mapping So-called “Pragmatic” Phenomena According to a “Linguistic-Extralinguistic” Distinction: The case of propositions marked “accessible”
Mira Ariel
11
Lexis, Grammar, and Grammatical Change: The Koyukon classifier prefixes
Melissa Axelrod
39
The Limits of Formal Analysis: Pragmatic motivation in Oromo grammar
Robbin Clamons, Ann E. Mulkern, Gerald A. Sanders and Nancy J. Stenson
59
Form and Function in Syntax: Relative clauses in Tsez
Bernard Comrie and Maria Polinsky
77
Formalizing Functionally
Kees Hengeveld
93
Representing the Structure-Discourse Iconicity of the Japanese Post-Verbal Construction
Lizanne Kaiser
107
Between Irregular and Regular: “Imperfect generalizations” in Istanbul Turkish and the status of phonological rules
Nicholas Kibre
131
Constraints on Constraints, or the Limits of Functional Adaptation
Simon Kirby
151
Structure-preservation and Transitivity: The case of Chinese ba sentences
Feng-hsi Liu
175
Topicality and Agreement
André Meinunger
203
Explanatory Power of Functional and Formal Approaches to Language Change: The evolution of the passive structure ser + past participle in colonial Spanish
Viola G. Miglio
221
Functional Optimality Theory: Evidence from split Case systems
Wataru Nakamura
253
Welsh Soft Mutation and Marked Word Order
Maggie Tallerman
277
A Functional Journey with a Formal Ending: What do brow raises do in American Sign Language?
Ronnie B. Wilbur
295
Part II: First Language Acquisition
Formalism or Functionalism?: Evidence from the study of language development
Erika Hoff
317
Functional Innateness: Explaining the critical period for language acquisition
James Hurford
341
The Holophrastic Hypothesis Revisited: Structural and functional approaches
Elizabeth Purnell
365
Index of Authors
383
Index of Languages
391
Index of Subject
395
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  98005867