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Books: Functional Ling: Carnie, Harley, Willie (eds)

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Message 1: Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar: Carnie, Harley, Willie (eds)

Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 14:17:26 +0000
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Subject: Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar: Carnie, Harley, Willie (eds)

Title: Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar
Subtitle: In honor of Eloise Jelinek
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 62
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,
Book URL:
Availability: Available
Editor: Andrew Carnie, University of Arizona 
Editor: Heidi B Harley, University of Pennsylvania 
Editor: MaryAnn Willie, University of Arizona 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113485, Pages: xii, 378 pp., Price: USD 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227853, Pages: xii, 378 pp., Price: EUR 120.00

The contributions making up this volume in honor of Eloise Jelinek are
written from a formalist perspective that deals with stereotypically
functionalist questions about language. Jelinek's pioneering work in
formalist syntax has shown that autonomous syntax need not exist in a
vacuum. Her work has highlighted the importance of incorporating the
effects of discourse and information structure on the syntactic
representation. This book aims to invoke Jelinek's work either in
substance or spirit. The focus is on Jelinek's influential Pronominal
Argument Hypothesis as an "non-configurational" language; the
influence of discourse-related interface phenomena on syntactic
structure; the syntactic analysis of the grammaticalization;
interactions between morphology, phonology and phonetics; and
foundational issues about the link between formal grammar and function
of language, as well as the methodological issues underlying the
different approaches to linguistics.

Table of contents

Contributors vii 
Acknowledgments ix 
Introduction: Formalizing Functionalism 
 Andrew Carnie and Heidi Harley 1-8 
Part I: The Pronominal Argument Hypothesis 9 
On the significance of Eloise Jelinek's Pronominal Argument Hypothesis
 Kenneth L. Hale 11-43 
Categories and pronominal arguments 
 Emmon Bach 45-49 
Doubling by Agreement in Slave (Northern Athapaskan) 
 Keren Rice 51-78 
Quasi objects in St'at'imcets: On the (semi-)independence of Agreement
and Case
 Henry Davis and Lisa Matthewson 79-106 
Agreement, dislocation, and partial configurationality 
 Mark C. Baker 107-132 
Part I: Interfaces 133 
Multiple multiple questions 
 Molly Diesing 135-153 
Attitude evaluation in complex NPs 
 Lynn Nichols 155-164 
Topic-Focus articulation and degrees of salience in the Prague
Dependency Treebank
 Petr Sgall, Eva Hajicov� and Eva Bur�nov� 165-177
Word order and discourse genre in Tohono O'odham 
 Colleen M. Fitzgerald 179-189 
The prosody of interrogative and focus constructions in Navajo 
 Joyce McDonough 191-206 
Subject number agreement, grammaticalization, and transitivity in the
Cupe�o verb construction
 Jane H. Hill 207-226 
Lexical irregularity in OT: DOT vs. Variable Constraint Ranking 
 Diana Archangeli 227-244 
Rapid perceptibility as a factor underlying universals of vowel
 Natasha Warner 245-261 
Part I: Foundational issues 263 
Argument hierarchies and the mapping principle 
 Eloise Jelinek and Andrew Carnie 265-296 
Focus movement and the nature of uninterpretable features 
 Simin Karimi 297-306 
 D. Terence Langendoen 307-318 
Phonotactics and probabilistic ranking 
 Michael Hammond 319-332 
Deconstructing functionalist explanations of linguistic universals
 Thomas G. Bever 333-352 
References 353-369 
Name index 371 
Subject index 373
Lingfield(s): Functional & Systemic Ling (Linguistic Theories)
		Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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