Dynamics of Language, The

Plenary and focus lectures from the 20th International Congress of Linguists.


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Linguistics – the close study of language and languages – is an indispensable foundation for all forms of knowledge. The International Congress of Linguists meets every five years to reflect the development of the field, and in 2018, for the first time, the Congress is being held in Africa. The African continent is blessed with hundreds of languages which act as local repositories of culture and interaction. South Africa itself has eleven official languages, plus Sign Language, many heritage languages, and new languages of global movements and migration.

This book of selected papers from the Congress will provide an up-to-date specialist overview of the main fields of Linguistics. The papers will broadly address the history of languages, structure, acquisition, diversity and use. At the same time due regard will be paid to the African continent in several of the papers in connection with its linguistic diversity, multilingualism and educational and societal concerns. It is therefore meant to affirm the value of the languages of Africa, of languages and Linguistics in general, as well as to inspire and equip younger scholars to undertake advanced research into language in its many facets.

The electronic version of The Dynamics of Language is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 South Africa License.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: THE DYNAMICS OF LANGUAGE: CONTEMPORARY VIEWS

Mesthrie, Rajend (UCT) & David Bradley (LaTrobe)

CHAPTER 2: The Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity Evans, Nick (ANU)

CHAPTER 3: Language Contact and Evolutionary Linguistics: An African(ist)’s Perspective Mufwene, Salikoko (Chicago)

CHAPTER 4: PHYLOGENETIC METHODS APPLIED TO SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN LANGUAGES Grollemund, Rebecca (Missouri)

CHAPTER 5: HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS AND THE LANGUAGE FAMILIES OF INDIA Anvita Abbi (JNU)

CHAPTER 6: THREE CHALLENGES IN LANGUAGE CONTACT RESEARCH Pieter Muysken (Radboud)

CHAPTER 7: GENERATIVE LINGUISTICS TODAY Pesetsky, David (MIT).   

CHAPTER 8: BRAIN & LANGUAGE IN A MULTILINGUAL, MULTIMODAL WORLD Obler, Loraine (CUNY)

CHAPTER 9: FROM STRUCTURE TO FORM: ON SYNTAX AND MORPHOLOGY Zeller, Jochen (UKZN)

CHAPTER 10: MORPHOLOGY-PHONOLOGY INTERFACE AND TONE REALIZATION IN SOME BANTU LANGUAGES Mtenje, Al (Chancellor College)

CHAPTER 11: ADAPTABILITY AND MEANING POTENTIAL. Verschueren, Jef  (Antwerp)

CHAPTER 12: SEMANTICS TODAY Judith Tonhauser (Ohio State)

CHAPTER 13: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANGUAGES AND THEIR SPEAKERS: A PERSPECTIVE FROM PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY Coetzee, Andries (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

CHAPTER 14: DYNAMIC PERSPECTIVES IN LANGUAGE PROCESSING. Warren, Paul (Christchurch)

CHAPTER 15: A DYNAMIC LEXICOGRAPHIC PRACTICE THAT REFLECTS THE DYNAMICS OF LANGUAGE, CHANGING NEEDS OF DYNAMIC USERS AND THE DYNAMICS OF A TECHNOLOGICAL ERA Gouws, Rufus (Stellenbosch)

CHAPTER 16: VARIATION AND CHANGE IN A CHANGING WORLD: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON CLASSIC QUESTIONS Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary)

CHAPTER 17: SOUND PERSPECTIVES? SPEECH AND SPEAKER DYNAMICS OVER A CENTURY OF SCOTTISH ENGLISH Stuart-Smith, Jane (Glasgow).

CHAPTER 18: THE SOCIOLINGUIST AS SPECIALIZED SOCIOLOGIST: CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SOCIAL INTEGRATION RECONSIDERED Jan Blommaert (Tilburg)

CHAPTER 19: MULTILINGUALISM ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: COMPETENCE, PRACTICES AND POLICIES Elizabeth Lanza (Oslo)

CHAPTER 20: LANGUAGE, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM  AFRICA TODAY Mazrui, Alamin (Rutgers)

CHAPTER 21: THE SOCIO-POLITICS OF TRANSLATION  Moeketsi, Rosemary (UNISA)

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Linguistics – the close study of language and languages – is an indispensable foundation for all forms of knowledge. The International Congress of Linguists meets every five years to reflect the development of the field, and in 2018, for the first time, the Congress is being held in Africa. The African continent is blessed with hundreds of languages which act as local repositories of culture and interaction. South Africa itself has eleven official languages, plus Sign Language, many heritage languages, and new languages of global movements and migration.

This book of selected papers from the Congress will provide an up-to-date specialist overview of the main fields of Linguistics. The papers will broadly address the history of languages, structure, acquisition, diversity and use. At the same time due regard will be paid to the African continent in several of the papers in connection with its linguistic diversity, multilingualism and educational and societal concerns. It is therefore meant to affirm the value of the languages of Africa, of languages and Linguistics in general, as well as to inspire and equip younger scholars to undertake advanced research into language in its many facets.

The electronic version of The Dynamics of Language is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 South Africa License.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: THE DYNAMICS OF LANGUAGE: CONTEMPORARY VIEWS

Mesthrie, Rajend (UCT) & David Bradley (LaTrobe)

CHAPTER 2: The Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity Evans, Nick (ANU)

CHAPTER 3: Language Contact and Evolutionary Linguistics: An African(ist)’s Perspective Mufwene, Salikoko (Chicago)

CHAPTER 4: PHYLOGENETIC METHODS APPLIED TO SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN LANGUAGES Grollemund, Rebecca (Missouri)

CHAPTER 5: HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS AND THE LANGUAGE FAMILIES OF INDIA Anvita Abbi (JNU)

CHAPTER 6: THREE CHALLENGES IN LANGUAGE CONTACT RESEARCH Pieter Muysken (Radboud)

CHAPTER 7: GENERATIVE LINGUISTICS TODAY Pesetsky, David (MIT).   

CHAPTER 8: BRAIN & LANGUAGE IN A MULTILINGUAL, MULTIMODAL WORLD Obler, Loraine (CUNY)

CHAPTER 9: FROM STRUCTURE TO FORM: ON SYNTAX AND MORPHOLOGY Zeller, Jochen (UKZN)

CHAPTER 10: MORPHOLOGY-PHONOLOGY INTERFACE AND TONE REALIZATION IN SOME BANTU LANGUAGES Mtenje, Al (Chancellor College)

CHAPTER 11: ADAPTABILITY AND MEANING POTENTIAL. Verschueren, Jef  (Antwerp)

CHAPTER 12: SEMANTICS TODAY Judith Tonhauser (Ohio State)

CHAPTER 13: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANGUAGES AND THEIR SPEAKERS: A PERSPECTIVE FROM PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY Coetzee, Andries (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

CHAPTER 14: DYNAMIC PERSPECTIVES IN LANGUAGE PROCESSING. Warren, Paul (Christchurch)

CHAPTER 15: A DYNAMIC LEXICOGRAPHIC PRACTICE THAT REFLECTS THE DYNAMICS OF LANGUAGE, CHANGING NEEDS OF DYNAMIC USERS AND THE DYNAMICS OF A TECHNOLOGICAL ERA Gouws, Rufus (Stellenbosch)

CHAPTER 16: VARIATION AND CHANGE IN A CHANGING WORLD: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON CLASSIC QUESTIONS Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary)

CHAPTER 17: SOUND PERSPECTIVES? SPEECH AND SPEAKER DYNAMICS OVER A CENTURY OF SCOTTISH ENGLISH Stuart-Smith, Jane (Glasgow).

CHAPTER 18: THE SOCIOLINGUIST AS SPECIALIZED SOCIOLOGIST: CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SOCIAL INTEGRATION RECONSIDERED Jan Blommaert (Tilburg)

CHAPTER 19: MULTILINGUALISM ACROSS THE LIFESPAN: COMPETENCE, PRACTICES AND POLICIES Elizabeth Lanza (Oslo)

CHAPTER 20: LANGUAGE, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: PERSPECTIVES FROM  AFRICA TODAY Mazrui, Alamin (Rutgers)

CHAPTER 21: THE SOCIO-POLITICS OF TRANSLATION  Moeketsi, Rosemary (UNISA)

Practising linguists and graduate students of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Education.

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