Approaches to Language: Anthropological Issues

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William C. McCormack, Stephen A. Wurm
Walter de Gruyter, Jun 15, 2011 - Philosophy - 685 pages
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
LANGUAGE SAMENESS GENETIC HISTORICAL AND CONTACT
15
Generative Approaches to Historical Linguistics
17
Where Does Language Borrowing End and Genetic Relationship Begin?
33
Language Death Language Contact and Language Evolution
45
Toward a Paleontological Approach of Verbal Communication
79
Pidginization Creolization and the Naturalness Hypothesis
135
Correlative Linguistics
151
Lexical Change in Philippine Creole Spanish
401
Semantic Categories in the Names of Algonquian Waterways
417
The Aztec Day Names
435
The Intransitive Marker t in Eskimo
451
Stone Hammer and Heaven in IndoEuropean Languages and Cosmology
457
An Essay on Historical Lexicography
483
Structural Analysis of Terms for Parts of the Body in SerboCroatian
507
LANGUAGE SOCIAL FACTORS AND SETTING
523

LANGUAGES AREAS AND INFLUENCES
189
The Emerging Linguistic Picture and Linguistic Prehistory of the Southwestern Pacific
191
Quichean Linguistics and Philology
223
Morphemes of Southern Quechua and Their Influence on Spanish
235
Unstudied Ethnographic Areas of the Sepik Basin New Guinea
245
Problems of Research
271
LANGUAGE THOUGHT AND SYSTEMS
277
Clauses and Cases in Southeast Asian Languages and Thought
279
Identification and Grammatical Structure in Akan and Welsh
297
Abstractness of Phonology and Blackfoot Orthography Design
307
Toward a New Synthesis of Linguistics and Anthropology
327
Common Cognitive Elements in Combined Verbs Bengali Khmer Bahasa Indonesian and Vietnamese
363
Linguistic Anthropology and the Innatist Fallacy
371
LEXICON SEMANTICS AND FUNCTION
389
Linguistic Reconstruction and History
391
The Case of the Lapp Dialects versus the BalticFinnic Languages
525
On the Role of Children in the Revival of Hebrew
531
The Extent of Multilayer Influences on the Gagauz Language
553
Yanomama Diglossia
561
A Reappraisal
581
Linguistic Adaptation to Speech Function
595
Language Competence and Culture Transmission
615
The Ethnography of Communication and the Teaching of Languages
623
DISCUSSION
637
Summary of Discussion
639
Biographical Notes
647
Index of Names
659
Index of Subjects
665
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