Semantics And Morphosyntactic Variation: Qualities And The Grammar Of Property Concepts (oxford Studies In Theoretical Linguistics).

Semantics And Morphosyntactic Variation: Qualities And The Grammar Of Property Concepts (oxford Studies In Theoretical Linguistics)

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0198744595
  • ISBN 13: 9780198744597


Overview

This Book Explores A Key Issue In Linguistic Theory, The Systematic Variation In Form Between Semantic Equivalents Across Languages. Two Contrasting Views Of The Role Of Lexical Meaning In The Analysis Of Such Variation Can Be Found In The Literature: (i) Uniformity, Whereby Lexical Meaning Is Universal, And Variation Arises From Idiosyncratic Differences In The Inventory And Phonological Shape Of Language-particular Functional Material, And (ii) Transparency, Whereby Systematic Variation In Form Arises From Systematic Variation In The Meaning Of Basic Lexical Items. Lexical Semantics And Morphosyntactic Patterns -- Variation In The Form Of Property Concept Sentences: The Explananda -- The Lexical Semantic Variation Hypothesis -- The Locus Of Variation In Property Concept Sentences -- Meaning And Category: Semantic Constraints On Parts Of Speech -- Quality Nouns And Other Mass Nouns. Itamar Francez And Andrew Koontz-garboden. Includes Bibliographical References (pages [149]-59) And Index.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: Eng English
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Date Published: 2017
  • Authors: Francez, Itamar, Koontz-garboden, Andrew