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TitleInterdisciplinary Approaches to Language [electronic resource] : Essays in Honor of S.-Y. Kuroda / edited by Carol Georgopoulos, Roberta Ishihara
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1991
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Descript XVI, 678 p. online resource


The thirty-two papers in this collection are offered to Professor S.-Y. Kuroda by his friends, as a ge sture of their deep respect and enduring affection. One of the many ways in which Professor Kuroda has impressed us all is in the breadth of his interests and areas of expertise. He is one of those rare scholars whose work and interests span the whole range of his discipline. He is a figure of such intellectual stature that he has inspired, influenced, and encouraged researchers in an astonishing variety of projects. He continues to do so at an unslackened pace today, just as his own productivity remains vigorous. But mention of Yuki's inspiration and influence is inadequate without mention of his special humorousness, his mischievous wit, his charm and as a friend, has added a unique warmth. Knowing Yuki, and counting him quality to our lives. We who have contributed to this collection have done so in partial acknowledgement of, and gratitude for, this benign and masterful influence. The contributions to the collection reflect the range of Yuki's own interests, and cover a rich variety of approaches to the analysis of natural language. These include papers in philosophy, psychology, computer sciencel artificial intelligence, and linguistics, and, within linguistics, the entire breadth of the field: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and computation. Though diverse in their themes, language areas, and foci, the papers are bound by their authors' common bond to Yuki


Bridging Interdisciplinary Boundaries: The Case of Kin Terms -- Dracula Conditionals and Discourse -- Grammar and Memory -- The English Stress Cycle and Interlexical Relations -- Sentential Subjects and Proper Government in Chamorro -- The Logic and Functions of the English Past and Perfect -- The Autonomy of the (Syntactic) Lexicon and Syntax: Insertion Conditions for Derivational and Inflectional Morphemes -- Conditions on Propagation of Binding Scope -- Roles and Values: The Case of French Copula Constructions -- Remarks on Phrasing and Prosodic Attachment -- On Psych Predicates -- Wanna-Contraction as Restructuring -- On Suppletion, Selection, and Agreement -- Affirmative Polarity Items and Negation in Japanese -- KARE -- Modularity and Chinese A-not-A Questions -- Pied Piping and Logical Form -- Cleft Sentences and the Territory of Information -- Against Pied Piping in LF -- Binding Properties of French EN -- Remarks on Adverbial Constituent Structure -- The Logic of kara and node in Japanese -- MA -- Verbiness and the Size of Niches in the English Auxiliary -- Extraposition and Parasitic Gaps -- Infinity Is in the Eye of the Beholder -- On Oneโ{128}{153}s Own: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Reflexives -- Syntax and Downstep in Japanese -- Sentences in Texts: A Valediction for Sentence Topic -- The Cross-Linguistic Distribution of Adjective Ordering Restrictions -- Edges, Surfaces and Boundaries -- Argument Positions and Configurationality -- References -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects

Social sciences Language and languages -- Philosophy Artificial intelligence Linguistic anthropology Social Sciences Linguistic Anthropology Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) Philosophy of Language


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