Syntactic Structures and Morphological Information by Uwe Junghanns, Luka Szucsich

By Uwe Junghanns, Luka Szucsich

The ebook comprises ten papers discussing problems with the relation among syntax and morphology from the viewpoint of morphologically wealthy languages together with, between others, Indo-European languages, indigenous languages of the Americas, Turkish, and Hungarian. the final query mentioned during this ebook is to what quantity morphological details exhibits up in syntactic constructions and the way this knowledge is represented. The authors undertake assorted theoretical frameworks similar to the Derivational thought of Morphology, disbursed Optimality, Head-driven word constitution Grammar, Lexical-Functional Grammar, Lexical Decomposition Grammar mixed with Linking conception and OT-like constraints, Paradigm-Based Morphosyntax in addition to the rules and Parameters strategy of Generative Grammar.

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M] otec. M 4. Conclusions and outlook The idea of a metagrammar of systematic relations promoted in this contribution offers a novel perspective on grammar modelling in general. Languages with rich morphology can be distinguished from those with impoverished morphology in a principled way, and yet, linguistic generalisations of various degrees of abstraction are directly expressed. Languages differ typologically with respect to the prevailing means of externalisation of structural syntagmatics.

Figure 1. e. multiword phrases, can be encoded in the relational chart too. This requires merging the respective cells as sketched in (Figure 2) for the systematic relations holding between 4 Tania Avgustinova the item α and the complex item βγ, or between the complex item βγ and the item δ. Figure 2. e. relations holding between α and β, between α and γ, between β and δ, and between γ and δ. In order to better illustrate the approach developed here and for convenient reference throughout the main discussion in Section 2, all relational charts of actually considered linguistic examples will be given in Section 3.

Wunderlich, Dieter 1997a The minimalist model of inflectional morphology. ), 267-298. 1997b CAUSE and the structure of verbs. Linguistic Inquiry 28: 27-68. Wunderlich, Dieter and Ray Fabri 1995 Minimalist morphology: An approach to inflection. 2: 236-294. Metagrammar of systematic relations: a study with special reference to Slavic morphosyntax Tania Avgustinova 1. 1 While the categorisation of primitive linguistic entities tends to be language-specific or even construction-specific, the relationships observable in linguistic constructions between these entities allow various degrees of abstraction corresponding to important metagrammatical generalisations.

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