Language description informed by theory

Language description informed by theory. Edited by Rob Pensalfini, Myfany Turpin and Diana Guillemin Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing, 2014. doi:10.1075/slcs.147

Title Language description informed by theory
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Edited book
DOI 10.1075/slcs.147
Open Access Status
Volume 147
Series Studies in Language Companion Series
ISBN 9789027206145
ISSN 0165-7763
Language eng
Editor Rob Pensalfini
Myfany Turpin
Diana Guillemin
Total number of pages 391
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This volume explores how linguistic theories inform the ways in which languages are described. Theories, as representations of linguistic categories, guide the field linguist to look for various phenomena without presupposing their necessary existence and provide the tools to account for various sets of data across different languages. A goal of linguistic description is to represent the full range of language structures for any given language. The chapters in this book cover various sub-disciplines of linguistics including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, and anthropological linguistics, drawing upon theoretical approaches such as prosodic Phonology, Enhancement theory, Distributed Morphology, Minimalist syntax, Lexical Functional Grammar, and Kinship theory. The languages described in this book include Australian languages (Pama-Nyungan and non-Pama-Nyungan), Romance languages as well as English. This volume will be of interest to researchers in both descriptive and theoretical linguistics.
Keyword Theoretical linguistics
Anthropological linguistics
Language documentation
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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