The Structure Of Words At The Interfaces (oxford Studies In Theoretical Linguistics).

The Structure Of Words At The Interfaces (oxford Studies In Theoretical Linguistics)

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  • ISBN 10: 0198778279
  • ISBN 13: 9780198778271


Overview

This Volume Takes A Variety Of Approaches To The Question 'what Is A Word?', With Particular Emphasis On Where In The Grammar Wordhood Is Determined. Chapters In The Book All Start From The Assumption That Structures At, Above, And Below The 'word' Are Built In The Same Derivational System: There Is No Lexicalist Grammatical Subsystem Dedicated To Word-building. This Type Of Framework Foregrounds The Difficulty In Defining Wordhood. Questions Such As Whether There Are Restrictions On The Size Of Structures That Distinguish Words From Phrases, Or Whether There Are Combinatory Operations That Are Specific To One Or The Other, Are Central To The Debate. In This Respect, Chapters In The Volume Do Not All Agree. Some Propose Wordhood To Be Limited To Entities Defined By Syntactic Heads, While Others Propose That Phrasal Structure Can Be Found Within Words. Some Propose That Head-movement And Adjunction (and Morphological Merger, As Its Mirror Image) Are The Manner In Which Words Are Built, While Others Propose That Phrasal Movements Are Crucial To Determining The Order Of Morphemes Word-internally. 00all Chapters Point To The Conclusion That The Phonological Domains That We Call Words Are Read Off Of The Morphosyntactic Structure In Particular Ways. It Is The Study Of This Interface, Between The Syntactic And Phonological Modules Of Universal Grammar, That Underpins The Discussion In This Volume. Nested Phase Interpretation And The Pic / Heather Newell -- Wordhood And Word Internal Domains / Glyne Piggott And Lisa Demena Travis -- Syntactic Domain Types And Pf Effects / Bethany Lochbihler -- Exceptions To The 'mirror Principle' And Morphophonological 'action At A Distance' / Neil Myler -- Quantitative Component Interaction: Data From Tagalog Nasal Substitution / Kie Zuraw -- Suppletion Is Local: Evidence From Hiaki / Jonathan David Bobaljik And Heidi Harley -- The Paradoxes Of Mebengokre's Analytic Causative / Andrés Pablo Salanova -- Ein Is Ein And That Is That: A Note On Anti-homophony And Meta-morphology / Thomas Leu -- Dutch And German R-pronouns And P-stranding / Máire Noonan -- Adjunction Of Complex Heads Inside Words: A Reply To Piggott And Travis (2013) / Éric Mathieu, Brandon J. Fry, And Michael Barrie -- Verb Stem Formation And Event Composition In Oji-cree / Tanya Slavin -- Adjuncts As A Diagnostic Of Polysynthetic Word-formation In Inuit / Richard Compton. Edited By Heather Newell, Máire Noonan, Glyne Piggott And Lisa Demena Travis. Includes Bibliographical References And Index

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: Eng English
  • Format: print
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: xix, 358 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Pages: 352
  • Date Published: 2017
  • Authors: Newell, Heather, Noonan, Máire, Piggott, G. L., Travis, Lisa Demena