By Stephen R. Anderson
A-Morphous Morphology offers a brand new thought of the constitution of phrases, because it pertains to a whole generative grammar of language. It rejects the inspiration that complicated phrases are equipped up by means of concatenating easy minimum symptoms or morphemes, and proposes as an alternative that observe constitution is defined by way of a process of rule-governed kin among one be aware and one other. In his ebook, eminent linguist Stephen Anderson deals a dialogue of the consequences of his personal unique place for matters in language swap, language typology and the computational research of note constitution.
Read or Download A-Morphous Morphology PDF
Similar grammar books
The Oxford advisor to English Grammar is a scientific account of grammatical types and how they're utilized in glossy ordinary English. it's designed for rookies at intermediate and complex degrees and for lecturers, and is both compatible for speedy connection with information or for the extra leisured learn of grammatical subject matters.
Product Dimensions: 6. five x zero. 6 x four. 2 inches transport Weight: 181 g Partout avec vous, votre consultant de dialog tout en couleurs (English for Dummies sequence for French.
This choice of articles deals insights into language swap as a functionality of communicative use. The a number of elements underlying switch are defined and attainable causes are adduced. it's proven that vary is a functionality of communicative offerings and their mapping onto the guideline procedure, a mapping that's cognitively monitored.
The prestige of contract is a center factor in present morphological and syntactic thought. the gathering of papers during this quantity specializes in very important matters, akin to the character of the relation among syntax and morphology in making a choice on contract kinfolk; no matter if and which syntactic configurations are correct for deciding upon contract; the relevance of verbal contract for the needs of EPP; the inquiry into the life of connections among verbal and DP-internal contract; at the morphological and syntactic contrast of individual, quantity and gender contract; how and why AGREE and Spec,head relatives set off diverse contract results; and the kind of relation that exists among head-movement and morphological contract.
- Metaphors for Learning: Cross-cultural Perspectives (Human Cognitive Processing)
- Parameters and Functional Heads: Essays in Comparative Syntax (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)
- Woe Is I- Updated & Expanded
- The Briefest English Grammar and Punctuation Guide Ever!
Additional info for A-Morphous Morphology
P Art. slewinuxwa-s-is mestuw-i la-xa N Dem. 5 Phonological and syntactic organization of a K™akw'ala sentence permutations) apply. Basically, the 'grammatical words' in this sense are composed of stems together with all of their applicable derivational material, but excluding the Determiner clitics (which constitute grammatical words in their own right, though never autonomous phonological words). We will argue in chapter 8 that the only unusual property of simple clitics such as the K w ak w 'ala Determiners is a phonological one: unlike other lexical items, clitics do not constitute prosodically autonomous words, and must be incorporated into some other word in order to be realized phonetically.
In essence, a single set of syntactic operations is responsible for describing the relative placement of morpheme-sized elements, and their inter-relations. On the resulting string of these basic formatives, two sorts of structure are independently imposed: one an organization into words, and the other a completely separate and, in principle, unrelated organization into syntactically functional constituents. Of course, in many languages the two analyses may converge so as to treat similar (or at least highly congruent) substrings of the overall structure as unitary constituents, but such a connection is not logically necessary.
There is a further reason to prefer the "independent generation" account offered above to the "syntactic incorporation" account of the constructions we have been considering. Writers proposing syntactic movement as the mechanism of incorporation have generally argued that only heads of phrases, and not subordinate elements, can undergo such movement. ) claims to derive this result as a theorem (the 'Head Movement Constraint') from the principles of the syntax, for example. But in Kwakw'ala, at least, this limitation is not observed, and some constructions appear to involve the 'incorporation' of a modifier while the head of its phrase remains in situ: (12) a.
A-Morphous Morphology by Stephen R. Anderson