LINGUIST List 11.2719

Fri Dec 15 2000

Books: Syntax, Cognitive Ling, Morphology/Phonology

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Directory

  1. Gillian Caglayan, Syntax - Competition in Syntax (Mueller & Sternefeld)
  2. Gillian Caglayan, Cognitive Linguistics - A Cognitive Approach to the Verb (Simonsen & Endresen)
  3. Gillian Caglayan, Morphology, Phonology - Raimy, The Phonology and Morphology of Reduplication

Message 1: Syntax - Competition in Syntax (Mueller & Sternefeld)

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 11:16:32 +0100
From: Gillian Caglayan <G.CaglayandeGruyter.de>
Subject: Syntax - Competition in Syntax (Mueller & Sternefeld)

New publication from Mouton de Gruyter

>From the series Studies in Generative Grammar
Series Editors: Harry van der Hulst, Jan Koster and Henk van Riemsdijk

Competition in Syntax

Edited by Wolfgang Sternefeld & Gereon M�ller

2000. 23 x 15,5 cm. 410 pages.
Cloth. DM 158,- / EUR 80,78 / �S 1153,- (RRP) / sFr 141,- / approx. US$
79.00
ISBN 3-11-016945-2
(Studies in Generative Grammar 49)


In the last decade, the notion of competition has come to play a major
role in syntactic theory, particularly in minimalist and
optimality-theoretic syntax. On this view, a sentence can only be
grammatical if it is "optimal'' in a set of competing candidates with
respect to a given evaluation metric - economy in the minimalist
program, quality of constraint profile in optimality theory. Preceded by
a general introduction that outlines both common features and main
differences among competition-based models, the ten articles in this
book critically investigate the viability of competition in syntax from
different points of view, concentrating on optimality theory and the
associated concepts of constraint ranking and constraint violability.

On the empirical side, the contributions focus on phenomena from a
variety of languages where an account in terms of competition has some
initial plausibility, among them word order, quantifier scope, chain
realization, argument linking, Ersatzinfinitiv, Case assignment, and
gapping. On the conceptual side, new light is shed on important issues
concerning basic notions that are notoriously unclear (like the nature
of the evaluation metric, the form of candidates and of candidate sets,
the role of the input, and parallel vs. serial optimization).
Furthermore, certain issues are addressed that are inherently
problematic for optimality-theoretic syntax (like optionality, absolute
ungrammaticality, gradient acceptability, and cumulativity of constraint
violation).


Contents

GEREON M�LLER AND WOLFGANG STERNEFELD
The rise of competition in syntax: a synopsis

DANIEL B�RING
Let's phrase it! Focus, word order, and prosodic phrasing in German
double object constructions

GISBERT FANSELOW AND DAMIR �CAVAR
Remarks on the economy of pronunciation

SILKE FISCHER
On the integration of cumulative effects into optimality theory

FABIAN HECK
Quantifier scope in German and cyclic optimization

FRANK KELLER
Experimental evidence for constraint competition in gapping
constructions

J�RGEN LENERZ
Word order variation: competition or co-operation?

TANJA SCHMID
OT accounts of optionality: a comparison of global ties and
neutralization

STEN VIKNER
The interpretation of object shift and optimality theory

RALF VOGEL
Case conflict in German free relative constructions: an optimality
theoretic treatment

ANJA WANNER
The optimal linking of arguments: the case of English psych verbs

Index of OT-constraints

Index of subjects


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Message 2: Cognitive Linguistics - A Cognitive Approach to the Verb (Simonsen & Endresen)

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 11:47:43 +0100
From: Gillian Caglayan <G.CaglayandeGruyter.de>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics - A Cognitive Approach to the Verb (Simonsen & Endresen)

New Publication by Mouton de Gruyter

>From the series Cognitive Linguistics Research
Series Editors: Ren� Dirven, Ronald W. Langacker, John R. Taylor

A Cognitive Approach to the Verb
Morphological and Constructional Perspectives

Edited by Hanne Gram Simonsen and Rolf Theil Endresen

2000. 23 x 15,5 cm. VI, 311 pages.
Cloth. DM 178,- / EUR 91,01 / �S 1299,- (RRP) / sFr 158,- / approx. US$
89.00
ISBN 3-11-017031-0
(Cognitive Linguistics Research 16)

The book contains a selection of papers discussing different aspects of
verbs: in particular their inflection, their meaning, and their function
in sentences. The theoretical framework is that of Cognitive
Linguistics, a set of theories underlining the importance of meaning as
the basis of grammar. The book covers a variety of research areas (e.g.
acquisition, processing, and typology), and a selection of languages,
with special emphasis on Norwegian.

Contents

Introduction
Hanne Gram Simonsen and Rolf Theil Endresen

Section I: Basic issues
Ronald W. Langacker: Topic, subject, and possessor
Richard A. Hudson: Language as a cognitive network

Section II: Morphological aspects of the verb
Rolf Theil Endresen and Hanne Gram Simonsen: The Norwegian verb
Helge Gundersen: Building blocks or network relations: Problems of
morphological segmentation
Hanne Gram Simonsen: Past tense acquisition in Norwegian: Experimental
evidence
Kirsten Meyer Bjerkan: Individual variation in past tense inflection:
Experimental data from Norwegian SLI children
Anders N�klestad: A connectionist model of past tense acquisition in
Norwegian
Paola F. Matcovich: Regular inflection in the mental lexicon: Evidence
from Italian

Section III: Constructional aspects of the verb
Ole Torfinn Fagerli: Malefactive by means of GIVE
Hans-Olav Enger and Tore Nesset: The Norwegian and Russian
reflexive-middle-passive systems and cognitive grammar
Hans-Olav Enger: Norwegian reflexive-middle-passive marker -s: Homonymy/
polysemy and morphology
Kristian Emil Kristoffersen: Control and transitivity: A study of the
Norwegian verb love 'promise'


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Message 3: Morphology, Phonology - Raimy, The Phonology and Morphology of Reduplication

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 13:01:07 +0100
From: Gillian Caglayan <G.CaglayandeGruyter.de>
Subject: Morphology, Phonology - Raimy, The Phonology and Morphology of Reduplication

New publication from Mouton de Gruyter

>From the series Studies in Generative Grammar
Series Editors: Harry van der Hulst, Jan Koster and Henk van Riemsdijk

Eric Raimy
The Phonology and Morphology of Reduplication

2000. 23 x 15,5 cm. VIII, 200 pages.
Cloth. DM 178,- / EUR 91,01 / �S 1299,- (RRP) / sFr 158,- / approx. US$
89.00
ISBN 3-11-016932-0
(Studies in Generative Grammar 52)

The Phonology and Morphology of Reduplication investigates how
precedence information is encoded and manipulated in morphophonological
representations. Explicit precedence information is introduced to
phonological representations and shown to provide insight into
reduplication and affixation. Modular analyses of reduplication,
including backcopying effects, are presented for Malay, Chaha and Akan.

These analyses argue against claims of parallel computation in phonology
made by Optimality Theory. Morphological aspects of reduplication are
investigated through case studies of Nancowry, Indonesian, Tohono Oodham
and other languages. The resulting model of reduplication provides a
deeper understanding of reduplication than all other proposals because
reduplication is derived from language universal principles.

Eric Raimy is Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore and Haverford
Colleges, USA.


CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

THE PHONOLOGY OF REDUPLICATION
Precedence in phonology
Reduplication and phonological rules
The role of the derivation
Summary

PRECEDENCE IN MORPHOLOGY
A modular grammar
The concatenation of morphemes
Infixes and reduplication
Deriving reduplicative templates
Summary

THEORETICAL ISSUES AND CONCLUSION
Conspiracies
Markedness of reduplication patterns
Reduplication specific mechanisms
Conclusion


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