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By Michael Barrie

ISBN-10: 9400715692

ISBN-13: 9789400715691

This cutting edge research of noun incorporation and comparable linguistic phenomena does greater than simply supply readers an insightful exploration of its topic. the writer re-evaluates—and forges hyperlinks between—two influential theories of word constitution: Chomsky’s naked word constitution and Richard Kayne’s Antisymmetry. The textual content info how the 2 linguistic paradigms engage to reason differing styles of noun incorporation throughout global languages. With an exceptional empirical origin in its shut studying of Northern Iroquoian languages specifically, Barrie argues that noun incorporation wishes no distinctive mechanism, yet effects from a symmetry-breaking operation.

Drawing extra info from English, German, Persian, Tamil and the Polynesian language Niuean, this synthesis has significant implications for our knowing of the formation of the verbal advanced and the intra-position (roll-up) circulate. it is going to be precedence interpreting for college students of word constitution, in addition to Iroquoian language scholars.

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5. 1 Nakajima offers such an approach, which we argue against later. The current proposal does offer a strongly derivational approach to linearization. 2 Wojdak (2008), in fact, does propose a derivational approach to word order assuming an updated version of the Headedness Parameter. Again, however, such an approach suffers from many of the same problems as the traditional Headedness Parameter as described in this section, including over-generation. 3 The exact formulation of the Universal Base Hypothesis (Bach 1968) is still a matter of debate (Zwart 1997; Broekhuis 2006).

Movement can eliminate instances of symmetry, and Moro takes this to be its prime motivation. 15 If there is a choice as to what to move to eliminate symmetry, other properties of the grammar, in principle, may come into play. The preceding paragraphs have discussed the principles of Antisymmetry that are required for the proposal for phrase structure in Chapter 2. I now turn to head movement and its status in UG. 4 Head Movement Although Kayne (1994) states that head-adjunction is possible (but only to the left), it has been argued more recently that head-movement is not available to UG, or is restricted in some way (Harley 2004; Fanselow 2003; Chomsky 2000; Kayne 2003b; Koopman and Szabolcsi 2000; Mahajan 2003).

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