Reality Exploration and Discovery : Pattern Interaction in Language and Life

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  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
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The twenty-five papers presented here examine the interactions between linguistic structure and sound patterns across a diverse set of languages. The integrating theme of this volume is the influence of K. P. Mohanan's philosophy of inquiry, derived not only from his rich body of work but also from the fresh perspectives and intellectual vitality that he has shared with colleagues and students in a career spanning over three decades.

Author Biography

Linda Ann Uyechi is a lecturer in the Department of Music at Stanford University. Lian-Hee Wee is an associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. ix
Intellectual Restlessness: Inquiry and Analysisp. xiii
Realities and Life
"He Who Can, Does" - and Teaches, and Teaches Teachersp. 3
Educating a Linguistp. 9
A Prolegomenon to Linguistologyp. 19
Exploration of Interaction in Sound Patterns
Persistent Substratum Contrastsp. 25
Repetition in Linguistic Change: Tone in Kwa Languages of Côte d'Ivoirep. 35
Syllables, Vowel Length and the Spread of Suprasegmentalsp. 47
Kikuyu Consonant Mutationp. 59
Vowel Harmony in Kimaragang as a Lexical Rulep. 75
Exploring the Dilemma of the Split-L Geminate Pattern in Hong Kong Englishp. 89
Optimality Theory as a Probabilistic Modelp. 105
Reduplication in Stratal OTp. 125
The Emergence of Optimality Theoryp. 143
Exploration of Interaction in Structural Patterns
The Gradience of the Dative Alternationp. 161
A Comparison of the English and Korean Double Objectp. 185
Headless Relative Clauses and WH-Questions in Singapore Malayp. 201
Raising in a Unified Theory of Structure-Sharing in LFGp. 213
Complex Predication: How Did the Child Pinch the Elephant?p. 231
Constraints on Operator Binding in Malayalamp. 257
Evidence for the Linearization-Based Theory of Long-Distance Scrambling in Japanesep. 271
Aspects of the Semantics of Logophoricity: Comparison of Malayalam with Yoruba and Japanesep. 287
Unpredicated Particlesp. 303
The Discourse Mode of Mandarin Verbal -le Sentencesp. 325
Variation and Ambiguityp. 345
Now We See It, Now We Don't: Agreement Puzzles in ASLp. 359
Prioritizing Constraint Sets in the Grammar of Carnatic Musicp. 375
Bibliography of K.P. Mohanan's Work (1981-2009)
Worksp. 395
Co-Authored Worksp. 401
Indexp. 405
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