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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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.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 49]  1991.  x, 540 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Stephen Rudy
ix–x
Introduction
Linda R. Waugh
1–7
1. The question of invariance
The concept of structure in contemporary linguistics
Edward Stankiewicz
11–32
Grasping the Nettle: variation as proof of invariance
Erica C. García
33–59
Invariant meaning: alternative variations on an invariant theme
Yishai Tobin
61–82
2. Invariance and grammatical categories
Toward a universal calculus of inflectional categories: on Roman Jakobson’s Trail
Igor Mel’čuk
85–109
Towards a typology of verbal categories
Howard I. Aronson
111–131
Two types of markedness and their implications for the conceptualization of grammatical invariance
Rodney B. Sangster
133–151
The role of animacy in language change: from dative to genitive in middle Indo-Aryan
Monique A. Burston
153–165
Invariance and mutation in Acatec Mayan
John S. Robertson
167–184
Variation, invariance, hierarchy, and integration as grammatical parameters
Pierre Swiggers
185–220
Invariance and markedness in grammatical categories
Madeleine Newfield and Linda R. Waugh
221–238
3. Grammar and discourse
Tense-aspect and hierarchy of meanings: pragmatic, textual, modal, discourse, expressive, referential
Linda R. Waugh
241–259
On the concept of time: prolegomena to a theory of aspect and tense in narrative discourse
Nils B. Thelin
261–285
On the projection of equivalence relations into syntagms
Henning Andersen
287–311
Invariance in grammar, variation in discourse: discussion
Flora Klein-Andreu
313–318
4. Grammar an pragmatics
Deixis and shifters after Jakobson
Herman Parret
321–340
Praguean structure and autopoiesis: deixis as individuation
Cornelis H. van Schooneveld
341–362
Shifters and non-verbal categories of Russian
Olga T. Yokoyama
363–386
English speech act verbs: A historical perspective
Elizabeth Closs Traugott
387–406
Grammar and pragmatics: The two axes of language and deixis
Edna Andrews
407–413
5. Typology and universals
Two approaches to language universals
Joseph H. Greenberg
417–435
Invariance and variation: The dimensional model of language universals
Hansjakob Seiler
437–449
Classical and modern universals research: their philosophical background
Elmar Holenstein
451–463
Language typology and diachronic linguistics
Thomas V. Gamkrelidze
465–472
Language universals in relation to acquisition and change: A tribute to Roman Jakobson
John A. Hawkins
473–493
Paralinguistic universals and preconceptual thinking in language
Ivan Fónagy
495–516
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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