The Legacy of Zellig Harris: Language and Information Into the 21st Century, Volume 1

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Bruce E. Nevin, Stephen M. Johnson
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
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Zellig Harris opened many lines of research in language, information, and culture, from generative grammar to informatics, from mathematics to language pedagogy. An international array of scholars here describe further developments and relate this work to that of others. Volume 1 begins with a survey article by Harris himself, previously unavailable in English. T.A. Ryckman, Paul Mattick, Maurice Gross, and Francis Lin show the importance of Harris's methodology for philosophy of science, the first two with reference especially to his remarkable findings on the form of information in science. Themes of discourse and sublanguage analysis are developed further in chapters by Michael Gottfried, James Munz, Robert Longacre, and Carlota Smith. Morris Salkoff, Peter Seuren, and Lila Gleitman present diverse developments in syntax and semantics. Phonology is represented in chapters by Leigh Lisker and by Frank Harary and Stephen Helmreich. Daythal Kendall applies operator grammar to literary analysis of Sapir's Takelma texts, and Fred Lukoff's chapter describes benefits of string analysis for language pedagogy.
  

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Contents

Method and theory in Harriss Grammar of Information
19
Some implications of Zellig Harriss work for the philosophy
39
Consequences of the metalanguage being included in the language
57
Grammatical specification of scientific sublanguages
89
Classifiers and reference
103
Some implications of Zellig Harriss Discourse Analysis
117
Accounting for subjectivity point of view
137
Some new results on transfer grammar
167
Verbs of a feather flock together II
209
The voiceless unaspirated stops of English
233
On the Bipartite Distribution of Phonemes
241
Applications
255
Operator grammar and the poetic form of Takelma texts
261
A practical application of string analysis
279
Zellig Sabbettai Harris A comprehensive bibliography
305
Name index
317

Pseudoarguments and pseudocomplements
179

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