Productivity and Creativity: Studies in General and Descriptive Linguistics in Honor of E. M. Uhlenbeck

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Mark Janse
Walter de Gruyter, Jun 24, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 648 pages

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Contents

The catalytic function of markedness
3
The sign gravitates to the word
15
The language of thought revisited
27
Will the twain ever meet?
43
Answers to questions put to an FSP theorist by Professor E M Uhlenbeck
55
Some puzzles that arise from the assumption that to learn a language is to construct a grammar
69
Ordering of valency slots from a communicative point of view
83
On the obvious ability of people to speak
93
Communicative salience in Old Javanese
337
A note on relative markers in Javanese
349
Adversativepassive verbs in standard Javanese
357
An Old Javanese poem on chronogram words
369
Adaptation of loanwords ending in isik in Indonesian
393
Section 3 Pacific and Amerindian languages
401
A case of preconquest contact between South America and the Pacific
403
Differences in word structures
413

Should we believe in UG?
103
Anatomy of an approach
115
Why it is so important to care about language in early stages of education
161
Sidelines on Henry Sweet
167
On divergent perspectives and controversial issues in studies of language and mind
179
Is language a virus? Reflections on the use of biological metaphors in the study of language
191
From Bopp to Bob before and after
211
On complementarity
231
Word sentence and discourse
243
The morpheme in Bloomfields Language
251
La linguistique entre psychologie et sociologie
265
Section 2 Javanese and Indonesian
279
A royal birthday in nineteenth century Java
281
On vocabulary building in Batavia ca 1930
297
The verbal auxiliary padha in contemporary Javanese
317
Grammar and discourse
421
Evidence from Lushootseed and Lillooet
433
On the Japanese particle ο
449
Eggs Benedict or Benedicts Egg?
473
Language endangerment and death in the central and southwestern Pacific with notes on the western
479
Section 4 IndoEuropean and AfroAsiatic languages
493
Some crosslinguistic parallels
495
Vowel reduction tone and nominal declension in Dirayta
503
The clitic cline in Inner Asia Minor Greek
521
Zum Genitivattribut im Deutschen
549
Vocative case and pronoun in Ancient Greek and Latin
559
Un solécisme dans le grec judaïque dAlexandrie
575
Preliminary data
603
Cases of crossover between finite verb forms and nouns in Armenian
629
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