Syntax-Morphology Interface by Greville G. Corbett
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Syntax-Morphology Interface
By Greville G. Corbett

The Syntax-Morphology Interface

A Study of Syncretism

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Syntax-Morphology Interface by Greville G. Corbett

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Syncretism - where a single form serves two or more morphosyntactic functions - is a persistent problem at the syntax-morphology interface. It results from a 'mismatch' whereby the syntax of a language makes a particular distinction but the morphology does not. This pioneering book provides a full-length study of inflectional syncretism, presenting a typology of its occurrence across a wide range of languages. The implications of syncretism for the syntax-morphology interface have long been recognised: it argues either for an enriched model of feature structure (thereby preserving a direct link between function and form), or for the independence of morphological structure from syntactic structure. This book presents a compelling argument for the autonomy of morphology and the resulting analysis is illustrated in a series of formal case studies within Network Morphology. It will be welcomed by all linguists interested in the relation between words and the larger units of which they are a part.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521821810
ISBN-10: 0521821819
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Greville G. Corbett

Archi by Greville G. Corbett Archi, Hardback (August 2016)

This book presents a detailed examination of the unusual agreement system of Archi, an endangered language spoken in southern Dagestan (Russia), from the perspective of three different syntactic theories: Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical Functional Grammar, and Minimalism.

Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity by Greville G. Corbett Understanding and Measuring Morphological Complexity, Hardback (March 2015)

This book aims to assess the nature of morphological complexity, and the properties that distinguish it from the complexity manifested in other components of language. Chapters highlight novel perspectives on conceptualizing morphological complexity, and offer concrete means for measuring, quantifying and analysing it.

Periphrasis by Greville G. Corbett Periphrasis, Hardback (December 2012)

Periphrasis is the phenomenon of a multiword syntactic sequence having the function of a single morphological form. It therefore straddles morphology and syntax. This volume presents new data and gives examples from diverse languages.

Canonical Morphology and Syntax by Greville G. Corbett Canonical Morphology and Syntax, Hardback (November 2012)

This is the first book to present Canonical Typology, a framework for comparing constructions and categories across languages. The canonical method takes the criteria used to define particular categories or phenomena (eg negation, finiteness, possession) to create a multidimensional space in which language-specific instances can be placed.

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Author Biography - Greville G. Corbett

Matthew Baerman is Research Fellow in Linguistics at the University of Surrey. Dunstan Brown investigates autonomous morphology, morphology-syntax interaction, and typology. His recent work has focused on describing and understanding different aspects of morphological complexity. After graduating with a BA in Modern Languages and a Master of Linguistics from the University of Manchester, he completed a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Surrey and worked there for many years before taking up a 50th Anniversary Chair at the University of York in 2012. Greville G. Corbett is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of Surrey.

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