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This book is designed as a textbook and is intended to present a sample of the more popular approaches to linguistic theorizing.
It covers different aspects of each theory including general ontology, methodology, world view, and certain specifics including its problem-solving capacity regarding the English auxiliary complex. It gives a brief summary of the salient points of each theory and concludes with a brief treatment of concurrent developments in phonology. Included are discussions on
Professor Jerold A. Edmondson has extensive experience as a field linguist in China, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), and Viet Nam. He served as Chairman of the Linguistics Department of the University of Texas at Arlington and is a specialist in Southeast Asian languages. He is also the coauthor of these books Comparative Kadai: Linguistic Studies beyond Tai (1989), Comparative Kadai: The Tai Branch (1997), and numerous articles.
Donald Burquest is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington and an International Linguistic Consultant with SIL International. He did fieldwork in Nigeria on the Ngas language and was involved in a language project completed in 1977. He received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from UCLA in 1973. He is the author of Phonological Analysis: A Functional Approach, 3rd edition, and numerous articles. He is also the coauthor of these books Phonological Studies in Four Languages of Maluku.
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Preface to the Third Edition
1.1 Of surveys and theories
1.2 Scientific progress and the logic of research
1.3 A brief history of the axiomatization of mathematics
1.4 Chomsky’s definition of a grammar
1.5 Linguistics: A natural science, a social science, or a human science?
1.6 Verbal and nonverbal behavior, a unity?
1.7 Formal versus functional models
2.2 Ontological primitives
2.4 The specific assumptions of the Aspects model
2.5 The problem-solving capacity of GTG
2.6 The AFFIX-HOPPING transformation
2.7 The D -SUPPORT transformation
2.8 Generative transformational theorizing
3.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview
3.3 The specific assumptions of the tagmemic model in Pike and Pike (1982)
3.4 The specific assumptions of the tagmemic model of Longacre (1983)
3.5 The problem-solving capacity of Tagmemics
3.6 New developments
3.7 Tagmemic theorizing
4.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview
4.3 The specific assumptions of Lamb’s Outline model (1966)
4.4 Fleming’s Communcation Analysis (1988 and 1990)
4.5 The problem-solving capacity of stratificational grammar
4.6 Stratificational theorizing
5.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview (EST, REST, P&P)
5.3 General ontology, methodology, and worldview of generative semantics
5.4 Specific developments in EST, REST, and P&P after 1970
6.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview of LFG
6.3 The problem-solving capacity of LFG
6.4 LFG Theorizing
7.1 General ontology, methodology, and worldview
7.2 Specific assumptions and problem-solving capacity of Montague Grammar
7.3 Generalized phrase structure grammar
7.5 Dominance/linear precedence and language typologies
7.6 GPSG theorizing
8.1 Introduction to Relational Grammar (RG)
8.2 General ontology, methodology, and worldview
8.3 Problem solving in RG
8.4 Mapping theory
8.5 Relational grammar theorizing
9.2 Functional Typological Grammar
9.3 Emergent Grammar
9.4 The formative role of language in the social context
9.5 The formative role of the sign user in language
9.6 Functionalist theorizing