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Memory, Mind and Language

Editor(s): Hans Götzsche
Subject: Linguistics

Book Description

Memory, Mind and Language celebrates the 30th anniversary of the The Nordic Association of Linguists (NAL) and the main contribution is the history of those first 30 years. The book is also an overview of trends and basic problems in linguistics in the first decennium of the 21st century. It takes up a number of topics in the field, among them the question of synchrony vs. diachrony in the language sciences, and issues of how to investigate the relationship between language, brain and mind. The book proposes some preliminary solutions to that problem, and, most significantly, it touches on both general and specific issues in theory and analysis, e.g. ‘adverbs in English and Norwegian,’ ‘verb semantics,’ ‘pronouns in Estonian,’ ‘morphology and neurolinguistics,’ ‘word order and morphology,’ ‘the nature and use of prepotions’ and ‘speech acts.’ The contributing scholars come from a variety of traditions in linguistics, a fact that shows the broadness of the content.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1639-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1639-6
Date of Publication: 01/01/2010
Pages / Size: 320 / A5
Price: £44.99
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Biography

Hans Götzsche is Director of and Associate Professor at the Center for Linguistics at Aalborg University, Denmark. His publications include “H. C. Andersen’s Style as Features of Variation, Complexity and Contextual Regularity. A Preliminary Approach,” in Hans Christian Andersen: A Poet in Time, Papers from the Second International Hans Christian Andersen Conference (Odense: Odense University Press, 1999); “‘Christian III’s Bibel’: Zwischen Morphologie und Topologie,” in the series NOWELE (North-Western European Language Evolution; University Press of Southern Denmark, 2007); and “Langue et identité au Danemark et dans les pays nordiques,” in Identité: une question de langue. Actes du colloque de Caen (2–4 novembre 2006) (Jean Renaud, 2008; Caen: Office Franco-Norvégien d’échanges et de coopération & Université de Caen Basse-Normandie).