The Linguist's Linguist
A Collection of Papers in Honour of Alexis Manaster Ramer
Fabrice Cavoto (ed.)
This collection of papers, presented in two volumes, is dedicated to one of the most innovative theoreticians and practitioners of linguistic research (in the widest sense of the term) in our time.
A central goal behind this publication has been to represent as many areas of linguistics as possible—reflecting one of the most striking characteristics of Alexis Manaster Ramer's work. A hallmark of his research has been a powerful and precise method, which was made possible in large measure by his experience with many more branches of the discipline than most linguists usually manage today. His numerous publications have brought depth and rigour to such varied fields as a dozen branches of comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonology, syntactic theory, typology, mathematical linguistics, mixed languages, and history of linguistics, quite aside from his work in several fields outside of linguistics.
The papers included in this collection deal with problems in most of these fields, with a certain preponderance of comparative issues.
These twin volumes are not the outcome of any specific event, nor are they a festschrift for a birthday. Instead, they are conceived as a declaration of friendship, an appreciation of the work that Alexis Manaster Ramer has accomplished so far, and of an expression of the common wish that he will be able to resume his highly original and thought-provoking, but always rigorous, research in the near future.
Table of Contents:
J. Gabriel AMORES & José F. QUESADA, Universidad de Sevilla
Order Valued Unification in LFG
Karen BAERTSCH, Indiana University
A Case for Original Voicing in Proto-Dravidian?
hilip BALDI, Penn State University
Where does Latin habe o come from?
William H. BAXTER, University of Michigan
Where does the 'Comparative Method' come from?
John D. BENGTSON, Vice-President of ASLIP
The Dene-Caucasian Noun Prefix *s-
Václav BLAZ .EK, Pr .íbram
Allan R. BOMHARD, Charleston, SC, USA
Etruscan, Indo-European, and Nostratic
Miguel CARRASQUER VIDAL, University of Leiden
Eugene H. CASAD, Summer Institute of Linguistics
Cora Bi-verbal Constructions
Paul S. COHEN
Two New s-Mobile Etymologies in English
Karen DAKIN, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, UNAM
A Note on Possible Origins of some Proto-Uto-Aztecan Final Consonants
Bill J. DARDEN, University of Chicago
On the Question of the Archaism of the Hittite Verb
Martin DAVIS, Professor Emeritus NYU, Visiting Scholar UC Berkeley
Heiner EICHNER, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Univ. Wien
Etruskisch –ó vla auf der Bronze von Cortona
Jan Terje FAARLUND, University of Oslo
Grammatical Relations and Ergativity in Zoque
Leonard M. FALTZ, Arizona State University
Aspect as a Stem-set Category in Navajo
Stefan GEORG, University of Leiden
Clusters, Affricates, and the Numerals "six” and "seven” in Kartvelian
Alemko GLUHAK, Linguistic Research Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb
On the Origin of Etruscan Numbers
Irén HEGED U S, Pécs University, Hungary
Proto-Nuristani *kurka 'young of an animal'
Jane H. HILL, University of Arizona
Water in Uto-Aztecan
Christopher HITCHCOCK, Division of Humanities and Human Sciences, California Institute of Technology
Statistics 101 and the Detection of Linguistic Relationship
José Ignacio HUALDE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
On the Loss of Ergative Displacement in Basque and the Role of the Analogy In the Development of Morphological Paradigms
Michael B. KAC, Department of Philosophy and Program in Linguistics, University of Minnesota
Places and Positions: Elements of an Intuitive Syntax
Søren KELSTRUP, Copenhagen
Wim KLOOSTER, HIL/University of Amsterdam
A Note on 'Postposed' Adverbial Phrases in Dutch
Jody KREIMAN & Bruce R GERRATT, Bureau of Glottal Affairs, Division of Head/Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles
Toward a Taxonomy of nonmodal Phonation
Carlos MARTÍN-VIDE, Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics, Rovira i Virgily University, Tarragona & Gheorghe PA ·UN, Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Bucure s ti
Normal Forms for Watson-Crick Finite Automata
H. Craig MELCHERT, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Covert Possessive Compounds in Hittite and Luvian
Peter A. MICHALOVE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain
The Role of Ockham's Razor in Historical Linguistics
Birgit Anette OLSEN, University of Copenhagen
A Note on Armenian Preverbs and Prepositions
John R. PERRY, University of Chicago
Grammaticalization in Process: The Evolution of the Afghan Persian Adverb x a t
Robert F. PORT, Department of Linguistics, Indiana University
Phonetics and Motor Activity
Leonard PRAGER, Haifa University
The Awesome Suffix –cide
Daniel RADZINSKI, Ventro Corporation, Mountain View, California
Chinese Adverbial Distributive Numerals and the Indexed Languages 365-372
Jens Elmegård RASMUSSEN, University of Copenhagen
The Slavic Verbal Type b . rati and some Key Issues of the Verbal System of Indo-European and Tocharian
David S. ROOD, University of Colorado
If Macro-Siouan is Real, How will you Explain this?
Jerrold M. SADOCK, University of Chicago
The Polygenesis of Yiddish and the onogenesis of Yiddish
Vitaly SHEVOROSHKIN, University of Michigan
Gods and Priests in Milyan and Lycian Inscritpions
Paul SIDWELL, Australian National University Reconstruction & Classification: Progress with the Bahnaric (Mon-Khmer)Languages
Timothy J. VANCE, University of Arizona
Another Look at Vocabulary Stratification in Japanese
Theo VENNEMANN, Institut für deutsche Filologie, Universität München
Germania Semitica: Gmc. + drag-, + trek- (Lat. trah-, Gk. JD¦P-)
Brent VINE, University of California, Los Angeles
PIE *b h er- and "Slavo-Nostratic" Lexical Archaisms
Alexander VOVIN, University of Hawa'i at Mânoa
An Old Korean Text In The "Manyoshu"
Gernot L. WINDFUHR, University of Michigan
The IE Terms for Siblings of Spouse: Etymology and Chiastic Logic.
ISBN 9783895864261. 2 Vols. (each Vol. 240pp). 2002.