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Further Reading

Here are some important resources:

Linguist List ( for an extensive list of books about various topics in Linguistics.

This is a pdf file of Greek and Latin medical roots for those who are interested.

Here is a list of books recommended by some BYU Linguistics Department faculty members.

Dr. Royal Skousen, Ph.D, Brigham Young University, Department of English

I provide three bibliographical lists. The first is my work on analogical modeling (or more recently referred to as quantum analogical modeling, QAM). The second is my work on the critical text of the Book of Mormon, with the recent publication of the first two volumes (typographical facsimiles of the original and printer's manuscripts). The third is a collection of various other papers which show other areas of interest.

Analogical Modeling

Analogical Modeling of Language. Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 1989. [224 pages]

Analogy and Structure. Kluwer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 1992. [388 pages]

"Productivity and the English Past Tense: Testing Skousen's Analogy Model" (with Bruce L. Derwing), The Reality of Linguistic Rules, edited by Susan D. Lima, Roberta L. Corrigan, and Gregory K. Iverson, 193-218. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1994.

"Analogy: A Non-Rule Alternative to Neural Networks", Rivista di Linguistica 7:2 (1995): 213-231.

"Natural Statistics in Language Modeling", Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 5:3 (1998): 246-55.

"Analogical Modeling", to appear in Quantitative Linguistics, An International Handbook, edited by Gabriel Altmann, Reinhard K÷hler, and Raimund G. Piotrowski. DeGruyter, Berlin. [accepted; to appear in June 2001; 18 pages in manuscript]

38-page article posted on the internet: "Analogical Modeling and Quantum Computing", 28 August 2000; preprint posted on the Los Alamos website for quantum physics (, paper number 0008112. [papers posted are not reviewed, but are looked over for relevance and appropriateness]

Book of Mormon Critical Text Project

"Towards a Critical Edition of the Book of Mormon," BYU Studies 30:1 (Winter 1990): 41-69.

"The Book of Mormon Critical Text Project: Piecing Together the Original Manuscript," BYU Today 46:3 (May 1992): 18-24.

"The Original Language of the Book of Mormon: Upstate New York Dialect, King James English, or Hebrew?" Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3:1 (1994), 28-38.

"Critical Methodology and the Text of the Book of Mormon," Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 6:1 (1994), 121-144.

"Fragments from the American Dead Sea: Reconstructing the Original Text of the Book of Mormon", Selected Papers from the Proceedings, Twenty-First Annual Symposium, 9-10 March 1995, edited by Jeffrey S. Turley and Karen Lusby, 3-12. Deseret Language and Linguistics Society, Provo, Utah, 1995.

"Translating the Book of Mormon: Evidence from the Original Manuscript," Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited: The Evidence for Ancient Origins, edited by Noel B. Reynolds, 61-93. FARMS, Provo, Utah, 1997.

"Textual Variants in the Isaiah Quotations in the Book of Mormon", Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 369-390. FARMS, Provo, Utah, 1998.

"How Joseph Smith Translated the Book of Mormon: Evidence from the Original Manuscript," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7:1 (1998): 22-31.

"John Gilbert's 1892 Account of the 1830 Printing of the Book of Mormon", The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, edited by Stephen D. Ricks, Donald W. Parry, and Andrew H. Hedges, 383-405. FARMS, Provo, Utah, 2000.

The Original Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Typographical Facsimile of the Extant Text. FARMS, Provo, Utah, 2001. [557 pages of text]

The Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon: Typographical Facsimile of the Entire Text in Two Parts. FARMS, Provo, Utah, 2001. [992 pages of text]


Substantive Evidence in Phonology: The Evidence from Finnish and French. Mouton, The Hague, Netherlands, 1975. [135 pages]

"Empirical Restrictions on the Power of Transformational Grammars", Formal Aspects of Cognitive Processes, edited by Thomas Storer and David Winter, 204-214. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 1975.

"On the Nature of Morphophonemic Alternation", The Transformational-Generative Paradigm and Modern Linguistic Theory, edited by E. F. K. Koerner, 185-231. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1975.

"Empirical Interpretations of Psychological Reality", Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, edited by Eli Fischer-J■■rgensen, J■■rgen Rischel, and Nina Thorsen, volume II: 121-128. Institute of Phonetics, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1979.

"Analogical Sources of Abstractness", Phonology in the 1980's, edited by Didier L. Goyvaerts, 55-92. E. Story-Scientia, Ghent, Belgium, 1981.

"English Spelling and Phonemic Representations", Visible Language 16 (1982): 28-38.

"The Dialect of the Kalevala", Scandinavian Studies 58:3 (Summer 1986): 275-284.

"Through a Glass Darkly: Trying to Understand the Scriptures", BYU Studies 26:4 (Fall 1986): 3-20.

"How much of the King James Bible is William Tyndale's? An Estimate Based on Sampling" (with Jon Nielson), Reformation 3 (1998): 49-74.

Dr. Cynthia Hallen, Ph.D, Brigham Young University, Department of Linguistics

I am working on a dictionary of all the words in Emily Dickinson's poems, the Emily Dickinson Dickinson Lexicon, to be published by Greenwood. About 12 students are working for me, thanks to a Mentoring Environment Grant from the BYU office of Research and Creative Arts.

I am also presenting a paper on ED's syntax in terms of T-units (main clause + modifiers) for presentation at the international EDIS conference in Trondheim, Norway, this August. I am collaborating with Jennifer Shakespear, a student who just graduated, who worked on T-units in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I am also writing a quarterly or bi-annual column called "What's in a Word?" for the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies. I will invite students to do similar research in the LING 450 class this Fall.

Someday I hope to do some historical comparative research in Aymara.

Dr. Allan Manning, Ph.D, Brigham Young University, Department of Linguistics

Charles Sanders Peirce

From Time and Chance to Consciousness. Edward Moore & Richard Robin.

The Essential Peirce.

"Fixation of Beliefs and How to Make Our Ideas Clear." Click here to read this essay by C.S. Peirce.

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