This handbook compares the main analytic frameworks and methods of contemporary linguistics It offers an overview of linguistic theory, revealing the common concerns of competing approaches. By showing their current and potential applications, the book provides the means by which linguists and others can judge what are the most useful models for the task in hand. Scholars from all over the world explain the rationale and aims of over thirty explanatory approaches to the description, analysis, and understanding of language. Each chapter considers the main goals of the model; the relation it proposes between lexicon, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology; the way it defines the interaction between cognition and grammar; what it counts as evidence; and how it explains linguistic change and structure.
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||1048|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Sept 18|
- Contemporary linguistics
- Linguistic change
- Linguistic theory