LINGUIST List 12.410

Thu Feb 15 2001

Books: Cognitive Linguistics

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  • Kimberly Kahn, Cognitive Ling: Anaphora by Y. Huang

    Message 1: Cognitive Ling: Anaphora by Y. Huang

    Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:28:38 -0500
    From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
    Subject: Cognitive Ling: Anaphora by Y. Huang

    ANAPHORA: A Cross-linguistic Study Yan Huang, University of Reading

    (Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory)

    Understanding any communication depends on the listener or reader recognizing that some words refer to what has already been said or written (his, its, he, there, etc.). This mode of reference, anaphora, involves complicated cognitive and syntactic processes, which people usually perform unerringly, but which present formidable problems for the linguist and cognitive scientist trying to explain precisely how comprehension is achieved. Yan Huang provides an extensive and accessible overview of the major contemporary issues surrounding anaphora and gives a critical survey of the many and diverse contemporary approaches to it. He provides by far the fullest cross-linguistic account yet published: Dr Huang's survey and analysis are based on a rich collection of data drawn from around 450 of the world's languages.

    November 2000 416 pp. 0-19-823529-1 cloth $85.00 0-19-823528-3 paper $35.00 Oxford University Press ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kimberly Kahn Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail:

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