Diversity in Language

Perspectives and Implications

Edited by Yoshiko Matsumoto, David Oshima, Orrin Robinson, and Peter Sells

Diversity in Language

Edited by Yoshiko Matsumoto, David Oshima, Orrin Robinson, and Peter Sells

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

250 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9781575865362 Published May 2007
E-book $27.50 ISBN: 9781575868141 Published July 2015
What does linguistic diversity tell us about the human mind? In the comprehensive volume Diversity in Language, a renowned team of contributorsassess the intricacies of linguistic variation. From historical perspectives on Indonesian to apparent time change in Smith Island verbs, from unplanned spoken Russian to argument structure in the Pacific Northwest, these essays render the full spectrum of linguistic possibility.


1. Introduction
Yoshiko Matsumoto, Orrin W. Robinson, and Peter Sells

2. Integrating Approaches to Diversity: Argument Structure on the NW Coast
Marianne Mithun

3. What Linguistic Diversity Tells about the Human Mind: Universal Semantics from the Bottom up
Toshio Ohori

4. Variation in Voice in Indonesian/Malay: Historical and Synchronic Perspectives
Mark Donohue

5. Being on the Receiving End: A Tour into Linguistic Variation
Prashant Pardeshi, Kaoru Horie, and Qing-Mei Li

6. Discursive Sources of Linguistic Diversity: Stancetaking and Vernacular Norm-formation
Barbara Johnstone
7. Apparent-Time Change in the Smith Island Auxiliary Verb System
Jennifer Mittelstaedt

8. Where L1 Semantic Transfer Occurs: The Significance of Cross-linguistic Variation in Lexical Aspect in the L2 Acquisition of Aspect
Yumiko Nishi and Yashuhiro Shirai

9. The Consequences of Variation in the Acquisition of Relative Clauses: An Analysis of Longitudinal Production Data from Five Japanese Children
Hiromi Ozeki and Yasuhiro Shirai

10. Workable Models of Standard Performance in English and Spanish
Jennifer Balogh and Jared Bernstein

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