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Pike, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Lee) 1912-2000

Works: 242 works in 1,035 publications in 6 languages and 9,638 library holdings
Genres: Prayers and devotions  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: P25, 415
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Most widely held works by Kenneth L Pike
Phonetics, a critical analysis of phonetic theory and a technic for the practical description of sounds by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

111 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book seeks to point out the difficulties which remain in phonetic theory because of a legacy from prephonemic days when phonetics and phonemics were one. Sounds were shown to have been chosen for description because of their use in speech rather than because of their articulatory or acoustic nature; many sounds were ignored because they were not produced in a certain way. After illustrating this problem with a discussion of marginal sounds, nonspeech sounds, units of sound, structural function, and classification criteria, the book presents a system for phonetic classification which should allow, with slight modification or minor additional categories, for the analysis of all sounds--not only a group determined by non-articulatory means. The productive as well as the controlling mechanisms of speech are also considered. (Author/VM)
Phonemics, a technique for reducing languages to writing by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

104 editions published between 1943 and 1992 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this textbook is to establish a satisfactory technique for discovering the pertinent units of sound in any language and organizing them into an alphabet system. The first part of the book deals with the analysis and production of phonetic units. The second and major part of the book is devoted to the analysis and description of phonemic units. The author states the assumptions upon which he proceeds and then leads the reader through the intricate problems involved in arriving at the phonemes of a language. This second part also establishes analytical, descriptive, and orthographical procedures for determining and reporting the phonemic units of languages. Problems in each chapter provide practice in using the suggested techniques. (Vm)
Language in relation to a unified theory of the structure of human behavior by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

60 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten years full of linguistic development have passed since the first part (1954, Chapters 1-7) of the Preliminary Edition appeared, setting up the basic form of tagmemic theory, and nine since the phonological data were published (1955, Chapters 8-9). In the United States, transformational attention to generative grammar, and in Britain a development of prosodic views into wider categorical concepts have changed the context into which any book now fits. The basic difference between the first and second editions of this book represents an attempt to show how tagmemic theory relates to these and other recent views. The original biliographical sections (retained here for historical orientation) seem to read as if coming out of another age, so fast have battle grounds shifted. I have added to these sections, however, several hundreds of references to the newer materials of the decade. Dr. Ruth Brend has been responsible for trying to catch my inaccuracies in these and the earlier references. The attention which tagmemic theory earlier directed to the nature of units-in-general, however, seems even more needed now than in 1954. The explicit conventional phoneme has in many areas disappeared from view; the morpheme--though few sense it yet--is similarly threatened; grammatical units such as 'subject' are politely and helpfully introduced as labels--only to be brusquely bowed out as theory. The tagmemic theory of this book, on the contrary, has tried to specify characteristics of units (contrast, variation, distribution--of feature mode, manifestation mode, distribution mode) as related to a three-way hierarchical relationship (lexicon, phonology, grammar). Insistence on three hierarchies which are partially independent while also partially interlocking continues to be necessary in the present climate of opinion, as over against a two-hierarchy arrangement (of phonology versus lexico-grammar) or as a corrective to an attempt to generate all phenomena as a monistic system. Here, again, the contribution of the book is as much needed as in 1954. In addition, our theoretical emphasis upon the integration of linguistic structure into a view which accommodates without jar the larger structures of humans-while-behaving-nonverbally (with the relation of language-behavior-in-context to the form-meaning composites of language), and the structures of people in societal groups, continues to be needed. The work of this book will not have been finished until some such over-view stimulates more fruit in an extensive, integrated approach (in descriptive fact, as it does here in tentative conceptual framework) to all varieties of human mental and physical behavior, organization, and production"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
The intonation of American English by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

81 editions published between 1945 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The material in this book is the result of an investigation to determine how to teach English intonation effectively and to find the smallest number of patterns which could be used as a basis for initial drills in the language. The book presents a statement of the structure of the English intonation system in relation to the structural systems of stress, pause, and rhythm. The first section describes the procedure of the investigation. Section two discusses the relationship between auditory and instrumental analyses, reviewing previous English and American studies and describing the use of auditory and instrumental techniques. The third section presents the general characteristics of intonation--how it is constituted by sequences of pitches and accompanied by shades of meaning. Section four deals with specific contours of American English and provides a tentative statement of their meanings. Section five discusses the utilization of intonation in teaching, with emphasis on teaching English to Latin Americans. Section six analyzes several texts and demonstrates the proportionate number of occurrences of intonation contours. The final section discusses the relationship of intonation to speech as a whole. (Vm)
Tone languages; a technique for determining the number and type of pitch contrasts in a language, with studies in tonemic substitution and fusion by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

69 editions published between 1948 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief purposes of this book are the illustration of an analytical approach to tone languages, a methodology based upon recent linguistic advance, and the presentation of firsthand data on Mixteco and Mazateco, languages which represent two very different structural arrangements of linguistic tone. Part 1 describes some of the types of languages that exist, along with difficulties involved in their analysis. The second part presents the steps involved in determining the number and kinds of tonemes in a language and discusses how the procedures in modern phonemic theory must be modified for efficient tonal analysis. Part 3 concerns the presentation of a methodology for the discovery of tonal interplay, especially in languages with level tonemes, and the outlining of Mixteco and Mazateco. A bibliography is included. (Author/VM)
Rhetoric: discovery and change by Richard E Young( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammatical analysis by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic concepts : an introduction to tagmemics by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will introduce linguistics and tagmemics to undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in linguistics, anthropology, and other social sciences. It explains the concerns of linguistics, locates linguistics in that much larger field of human behavior that other disciplines share, and presents language from a vantage that acknowledges their particular concerns."--Page 4 of cover
Text and tagmeme by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

19 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tagmemics( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tagmemic and matrix linguistics applied to selected African languages by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

21 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The application of tagmemic and matrix techniques to some problems in african descriptive linguistics, and the illustration of this application with data sources (restated in tagmemic terms) were presented. (Tagmemic and matrix techniques refer, respectively, to the study of (1) one-word or multiword grammar units and the functions of these units within sentence construction and (2) language elements within sentence structures by using tabular relationships.) Project studies centered on 18 niger-congo west african languages, covering the subjects of clauses, clause clusters in sentences, sentence clusters in paragraphs (narrative and discourse), nouns and noun phrases, verbs, phonology, and pedagogical planning. Papers were included in the report on the mbembe clause system, serial constructions in kasem, independent clauses of degema, grammatical prosodies, nominal and verbal group matrices for kasem, nouns of etung, verb structures in etung, paralinguistics in mbembe, and phonological data of agbo. (Gc)
The Summer Institute of Linguistics : its works and contributions by Summer Institute of Linguistics( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of culture contacts, historical reconstruction, and text analysis : an emic approach by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verb studies in five New Guinea languages by Summer Institute of Linguistics( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language in relation to a unified theory of structure of human behavior by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 1960 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Axioms and procedures for reconstructions in comparative linguistics; an experimental syllabus by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

24 editions published between 1950 and 1957 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stir, change, create; [poems and essays in contemporary mood for concerned students] by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talk, thought, and thing : the emic road toward conscious knowledge by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live issues in descriptive linguistics by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of fun and faith by Kenneth L Pike( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Phonetics, a critical analysis of phonetic theory and a technic for the practical description of sounds
Alternative Names
Kenneth L. Pike

Kenneth L. Pike linguista, antropologo e glottoteta statunitense

Kenneth L. Pike US-amerikanischer Linguist und Anthropologe

Kenneth Lee Pike Amerikaans antropoloog (1912-2000)

Kenneth Pike

Lee Pike, Kenneth 1912-2000

Pike, K. L. 1912-2000

Pike, K. L. (Kenneth Lee), 1912-2000

Pike, Kenneth

Pike, Kenneth L.

Pike, Kenneth L. 1912-

Pike, Kenneth L. 1912-2000

Pike, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Lee)

Pike, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Lee), 1912-

Pike, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Lee), 1912-2000

Pike, Kenneth Lee

Pike, Kenneth Lee 1912-

Pike, Kenneth Lee 1912-2000

Кеннет Лі Пайк

Пайк, Кеннет Ли

파이크, 케네스 L


パイク, K.

パイク, ケネス・L

パイク, ケネス・リー


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Rhetoric: discovery and changeGrammatical analysisTalk, thought, and thing : the emic road toward conscious knowledge