By Henning Andersen (Ed.)

ISBN-10: 9027237263

ISBN-13: 9789027237262

This number of papers consolidates the statement that linguistic swap in general is actualized step-by-step: any structural innovation being brought, permitted, and generalized, through the years, in a single grammatical atmosphere after one other, in a development that may be understood by means of connection with the markedness values and the rating of the conditioning positive aspects. The creation to the amount and a bankruptcy through Henning Andersen make clear the theoretical bases for this remark, that's exemplified and mentioned in separate chapters through Kristin Bakken, Alexander Bergs and Dieter Stein, Vit Bubenik, Ulrich Busse, Marianne Mithun, Lene Schøsler, and John Charles Smith within the gentle of knowledge from the histories of Norwegian, English, Hindi, Northern Iroquoian, and Romance. a last bankruptcy through Michael Shapiro provides a philosophical standpoint. The papers have been first provided in a workshop on “Actualization styles in Linguistic switch” on the XIV foreign convention on old Linguistics, Vancouver, B.C. in 1999.

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Finally, there is the analytic issue, which calls for an examination of the logical nature of markedness. On this issue, it seems we have been beating about the bush for most of this century. 4 below), but he had no impact on the mainstream of linguistics at the time. Jakobson, on the other hand, who throughout his scholarly career served as an authority on markedness, consistently defined markedness in logically incoherent terms (cf. 2). When you compare Givon's characterization of markedness with Greenberg's, and Battistella's with Jakobson's, you have to conclude that the poststructuralist period has produced no advance in the clarity of this notion.

From which one may infer that "the unmarked form represents both of the terms of the opposition in linguistic consciousness" ([1932] 1971b: 14), Jakobson tries to account for this by adding to the "signalization vs. non-signalization of A" a doubly contradictory relation allegedly implicit in all such oppositions. Thus, on one hand, in a pair such as lioness and lion (I choose these in lieu of Jakobson's examples, Russ. , osel m. "ass", which do not translate well), there is an opposition "signalization of 'female'" vs.

These are constraints that produce homogeneous syntagms of lexical or grammatical semantic features or of prosodic or segmental features. In many works, genres, or periods the constraints governing the prosodic and segmental features operate independently of any constraints governing grammatical or lexical ones, and vice versa. But if we tentatively adopt the hypothesis that text organization, like ritual, is governed, to some extent, by a Principle of Markedness Agreement, all we need do is recognize that literature, oral as well as written, poetry as well as prose, conforms to this principle on certain levels of structure in accordance with conventions that may be more or less culture or period specific.

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