Syntax within the Word: Economy, allomorphy, and argument selection in Distributed Morphology (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 138)

Syntax within the Word: Economy, allomorphy, and argument selection in Distributed Morphology (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 138)

By: Daniel Siddiqi (author)Hardback

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Syntax within the Word provides a multifaceted look into the syntactic framework of Distributed Morphology (DM) within the Minimalist program. For those unfamiliar with the theory, this monograph provides an overview of DM and argues its strengths. For those more familiar with DM, this monograph provides analyses of familiar data much of which has not been treated within the framework: argument selection, stem allomorphy and suppletion, nominal compounds in English (feet-first vs. *heads-first), and the structure of the verb phrase. This monograph also proposes a future for the theory in the form of revisions to DM including: the elimination of readjustment rules, a new economy constraint (Minimize Exponence) that triggers fusion of functional heads, and a feature blocking system.

Contents

1. Preface & acknowledgements; 2. List of abbreviations; 3. Part 1. Introduction; 4. Chapter 1. Syntax within the Word; 5. Chapter 2. Distributed Morphology; 6. Chapter 3. Morphological operations in DM: From spellout to PF; 7. Part 2. On a theory of root allomorphy; 8. Chapter 4. Root allomorphy; 9. Chapter 5. Simplifying DM; 10. Chapter 6. Expansion of fusion analysis; 11. Chapter 7. Inflection in compounds; 12. Chapter 8. Interim conclusions; 13. Part 3. Argument selection; 14. Chapter 9. Argument selection within Distributed Morphology; 15. Chapter 10. MINIMIZE EXPONENCE based account of subcategorization; 16. Chapter 11. Subcategorization expanded; 17. Chapter 12. The nature of verbs; 18. Chapter 13. Interim conclusions, redux; 19. Part 4. Odds and ends; 20. Chapter 14. Event semantics; 21. Chapter 15. Typology and theory; 22. Chapter 16. Conclusions; 23. References; 24. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027255211
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 138
  • ID: 9789027255211
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 9027255210

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