Table of Contents

Robin Sackmann (ed.):
Explorations in Integrational Linguistics
Four essays on German, French, and Guaraní
(Studies in Integrational Linguistics, 1)
Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2008.
(Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 285).
Sackmann (2008)
  Editor's Foreword
  Robin Sackmann: An introduction to Integrational Linguistics
    1 Introductory remarks
    2 General features
    3 The Integrational Theory of Language
      3.1 The Integrational Theory of Linguistic Variability
      3.2 The Integrational Theory of Language Systems
    4 The Integrational Theory of Grammars
    Further basic readings in Integrational Linguistics
  Hans Heinrich Lieb: The case for two-level phonology. German Obstruent Tensing and Nasal Alternation in French
    1 Aims and procedure
    A. Integrational Phonology
    2 Structured sound sequences in a two-level phonology
      2.1 Two-level phonology
      2.2 Sound sequences and structured sound sequences
      2.3 Constituent structures
      2.4 Syllables and syllable sequences
      2.5 Intonation structures
      2.6 Notation
    3 Connection, variant, and type of structured sequence
      3.1 Phonological connection
      3.2 Phonetic connection
      3.3 The variant relation
      3.4 Basic classes of structured sound sequences
      3.5 Second-level and third-level classes
    B. German Obstruent Tensing (GOT)
    4 The framework. Word-final tensing
      4.1 Introduction
      4.2 Two aspects of GOT
      4.3 Further clarifications
      4.4 Representation. Three notions of variant
      4.5 Word-final tensing
    5 Preconsonantal tensing
      5.1 Motivation
      5.2 The Obstruent Tensing Theorem
      5.3 Comments on the antecedent
      5.4 Comments on the consequent
      5.5 Objections
      5.6 Tensing and schwa: example
      5.7 The interplay of tensing and schwa
    C. Nasal Alternation in Standard French (NAF)
    6 The Alternation Theorem
      6.1 Overview
      6.2 The Nasal Alternation Theorem
      6.3 Paraphrase and examples
      6.4 Examples
      6.5 Further explanations
      6.6 Remarks on the connection functions
      6.7 On the logical form of the Alternation Theorem
    7 Defending the Alternation Theorem
      7.1 The status of nasal vowels
      7.2 Nasal consonants: stable and unstable
      7.3 Dealing with liaison
      7.4 The problem of phonological schwa
      7.5 Empty-Vc sequences: a treatment of schwa
      7.6 Empty-C sequences: a treatment of h-aspiré
      7.7 Scope of the theorem: suppletion
    8 Generalizations
      8.1 The Consonant Alternation Theorem
      8.2 A critical case for the Consonant Alternation Theorem
      8.3 Approaches to consonant alternation
      8.4 Is the phonological level dispensable?
      8.5 Summary and conclusions
  Bernd Wiese: Form and function of verbal ablaut in Contemporary Standard German
    1 Introduction
      1.1 Umlaut and e/i-alternation
      1.2 Ablaut patterns
      1.3 Morphological models
      1.4 Stems and stem forms
    2 Forms of ablaut
      2.1 Vowel alternations
      2.2 Expression types
      2.3 Change of quality type and change of complexity type
      2.4 Ablaut vowels
      2.5 Change of quantity type
      2.6 Simple ablaut and full ablaut
      2.7 Special present tense formations
    3 Functions of ablaut
      3.1 Functional types
      3.2 Syncretism
      3.3 Form-function-relation
    4 Inflectional classes
      4.1 Ablaut classes
      4.2 Ablaut class membership
      4.3 Ablaut class markedness
      4.4 I-base stems and ablaut classes
      4.5 Non-I-base stems and ablaut classes
    5 Ablaut: an integrated view
    6 Conclusion
  Sebastian Drude: Inflectional units and their effects. The case of verbal prefixes in Guaraní
    1 Introduction
      1.1 Aims and general strategy
      1.2 Guaraní
      1.3 Theoretical background
    2 The verbal personal system of Guaraní
      2.1 The personal prefixes
      2.2 Reference hierarchy
      2.3 Conjugational classes
      2.4 Other prefixes
    3 An integrational analysis of the personal system of Guaraní
      3.1 Traditional conceptions based on Latin grammar
      3.2 Beyond Latin grammar
      3.3 Transitive verbs
      3.4 Reflexive, reciprocal, desiderative, and command
    4 Structural and functional systems, and the system link
      4.1 The structural system
      4.2 The functional system
      4.3 The system link
      4.4 From the description of structures to a description of units
    5 Inflectional units contained in forms
      5.1 Inflectional units
      5.2 An example
      5.3 Being contained
    6 The functional effects of inflectional units
      6.1 Containing sets and inflectional-unit categories
      6.2 Marking pairs of inflectional units and their description
      6.3 Marking effects and specificity of inflectional units, and language types
  Andreas Nolda: Syntax and semantics of German 'split topicalization'
    1 Introduction
    2 Terminological preliminaries
    3 Alternative analyses in the literature
      3.1 Overview
      3.2 The topic expression and the related expression as a discontinuous noun group
      3.3 The related expression as a secondary predicate
      3.4 The topic expression as a syntactically incorporated predicate part
    4 An integrational analysis of topic integration instances
      4.1 Overview
      4.2 Syntax
      4.3 Propositional and referential semantics
      4.4 Semantics of accent occurrences
    5 The topic integration construction
      5.1 Overview
      5.2 Definition of 'topic integration'
      5.3 Identification of topic integration in German
    6 Summary and outlook
  Index of names
  Index of subjects and terms