New Vistas in Grammar: Invariance and Variation. Proceedings of the Second International Roman Jakobson Conference, New York University, Nov. 5–8, 1985

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Linda R. Waugh, Stephen Rudy
John Benjamins Publishing, Dec 27, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 540 pages
The papers in this volume reflect the renewed interest in the semantics of grammatical categories and the issues of invariance and variation in grammar. In particular, this collection presents the current understanding of invariance of grammar with respect to the synchronic and diachronic analyses of specific languages, and as realized in work on typology and universals.The book is divided into five sections: The Question of Invariance; Invariance and Grammatical Categories; Grammar and Discourse; Grammar and Pragmatics; Typology and Universals.
 

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Contents

Introduction Linda RWaugh
1
PART ONE THE QUESTION OF INVARIANCE
9
The Concept of Structure in Contemporary Linguistics
11
Variation as Proof of Invariance
33
Alternative Variations on an Invariant Theme
61
PART TWO INVARIANCE AND GRAMMATICAL CATEGORIES
83
On Roman Jakobsons Trail
85
Towards a Typology of Verbal Categories
111
Invariance in Grammar Variation in Discourse Discussion
313
PART FOUR GRAMMAR AND PRAGMATICS
319
Deixis and Shifters after Jakobson
321
Deixis as Individuation
341
Shifters and NonVerbal Categories of Russian
363
A Historical Perspective
387
The Two Axes of Language and Deixis
407
PART FIVE TYPOLOGY AND UNIVERSALS
415

Two Types of Markedness and their Implications for the Conceptualization of Grammatical Invariance
133
From Dative to Genitive in Middle IndoAryan
153
Invariance and Mutation in Acatec Mayan
167
Variation InvarianceHierarchy and Integration as Grammatical Parameters
185
Invariance and Markedness in Grammatical Categories
221
PART THREE GRAMMAR AND DISCOURSE
239
Pragmatic Textual Modal Discourse Expressive Referential
241
Prolegomena to a Theory of Aspect and Tense in Narrative Discourse
261
On the Projection of Equivalence Relations into Syntagms
287
Two Approaches to Language Universals
417
The Dimensional Model of Language Universals
437
Classical and Modern Universals Research Their Philosophical Background
451
Language Typology and Diachronic Linguistics
465
a Tribute to Roman Jakobson
473
Paralinguistic Universals and Preconceptual Thinking in Language
495
Index of names
517
Index of topics
525
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