You are here
Home > Grammar

Advances in Morphology by Wolfgang U. Dressler, Martin Prinzhorn, John R. Rennison

By Wolfgang U. Dressler, Martin Prinzhorn, John R. Rennison

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a sequence of books that open new views in our figuring out of language. The sequence publishes state of the art paintings on center components of linguistics throughout theoretical frameworks in addition to stories that offer new insights by means of construction bridges to neighbouring fields corresponding to neuroscience and cognitive science.

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a discussion board for state of the art study in line with reliable empirical information on language in its a number of manifestations, together with signal languages. It regards linguistic edition in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions in addition to in its social contexts as vital assets of perception for a greater figuring out of the layout of linguistic platforms and the ecology and evolution of language.

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and striking dissertations in addition to edited volumes, which supply the chance to handle debatable themes from diverse empirical and theoretical viewpoints. prime quality criteria are ensured via nameless reviewing.

Show description

Read Online or Download Advances in Morphology PDF

Best grammar books

Style Guide: The Best Selling Guide to English Usage (11th Edition)

This improved 11th version of the bestselling consultant to variety relies at the Economist's personal up-to-date condo variety guide, and is a useful spouse for everybody who desires to speak with the readability, kind and precision for which the Economist is well known. because the advent says, 'clarity of writing frequently follows readability of concept.

Determiners: Universals and variation (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)

This quantity brings jointly fresh paintings at the formal and interpretational homes of determiners throughout various typologically and geographically unrelated languages. It seeks to respond to the center query of recent linguistic thought: Which homes of languages are common and that are variable?

Rightward Movement

Symmetries and asymmetries have consistently performed a big position in linguistic theorizing. From the early works on in all likelihood common homes of transformational methods, adjustments among rightward and leftward circulation procedures have been famous and constituted a problem to theories of stipulations on differences.

Extra info for Advances in Morphology

Example text

1980 Historical Morphology. The Hague—Paris—New York: Mouton. Georgopoulos, Carol 1991 "A and A' agreement", Lingua 85: 135-169. Joseph, Brian — Jane Smirniotopoulos 1993 "The morphosyntax of the Modern Greek verb as morphology and not syntax", Linguistic Inquiry 24: 388 — 398. Kibrik, Aleksandr E. - Sandro Kodzasov — Irina P. Olovjanikova 1972 Fragmenty grammatiki xinalugskogo jazyka [Fragments of a grammar of Xinalug]. Moskva. Izdatel'stvo Moskovskogo Universiteta. Lass, Roger 1990 "How to do things with junk: exaptation in language evolution", Journal of Linguistics 26: 57—78.

AuxP VP NP np Aux° k'urj Vc v j The problem here is that movement of the lowest verb head, k'ur, must await incorporation of the next verbal head, the auxiliary qXin, otherwise it will be impossible to position the first agreement formative between them. But this gives rise to structure (19b), in which (according to Baker's assumptions), the V° acts as a closer governor for the auxiliary trace (marked aj), leading to a violation of minimality. Hence, it is difficult to see how such a word form could develop diachronically.

Hest-ur-inn hest-ar-n-ir Acc. hest-inn hest-a-n-a Dat. hest-i-n-um hest-u-n-um Gen. hest-s-in-s hest-a-nn-a b. Unsuffixed noun sg. Nom. hest-ur Acc. hest Dat. hest-i Gen. hest-s pi. hest-ar hest-a hest-um hest-a c. ) sg. pi. Nom. hinn hin-ir Acc. hinn hin-a Dat. hin-um hin-um Gen. hin-s hinn-a It is evident that a form such as hest-s-in-s 'of the horse' is doubly marked for genitive singular masculine. However, there is no principled way in which this kind of morphology can be described given the strictest interpretation of the assumptions of the functional-heads approach to morphology 1 .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 13 votes
Top