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Books: Morph/Phon/Lang Acquisition: Di Sciullo (ed)

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Message 1: Asymmetry in Grammar: Di Sciullo

Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 16:30:05 +0000
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Subject: Asymmetry in Grammar: Di Sciullo

Title: Asymmetry in Grammar
Subtitle: Volume 2: Morphology, phonology, acquisition
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 58
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Anna Maria Di Sciullo, University of Quebec at Montreal 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027227799, Pages: vi, 309 pp., Price: EUR 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588113078, Pages: vi, 309 pp., Price: USD 99.00

Asymmetry in Grammar: Morphology, Phonology and Acquisition presents
evidence that asymmetry, as a property of linguistic relations, is
salient in grammar. The papers in morphology bring further evidence
for the centrality of asymmetry in word-structure. It is shown that
asymmetry is part of the internal structure of functional constructs
such as determiners and complementizers, as it is the case for lexical
constructs. Further evidence is presented for the asymmetry of
prefixes in verb structure. A typology of formal objects based on the
distinction between maximal and minimal categories is formulated. It
is proposed that Formal Complexity drives the change from synthetic to
analytic expressions. The papers in phonology point to the fact that
asymmetry is part of that linguistic dimension in terms of processes
that eliminates symmetric relations, in terms of head-dependency
relations, in terms of relative scope of the distinctive features in
any inventory, in terms of universal principles in combination with
certain language specific choices. Moreover, the papers on acquisition
bring to fore experimental data that point to the same direction. The
asymmetry of grammatical relations provides the form of the initial
state of language that enables the child to cope with the poverty of
the stimulus.

The collection includes papers in morphology by Anna Maria Di Sciullo,
Angela Ralli, R�jean Canac-Marquis, Abdelkader Fassi Fehri, papers in
phonology by Eric Raimy, Harry van der Hulst and Nancy Ritter, Glyne
Piggott, Charles Reiss, Elan Dresher, and papers in acquisition from
Maria Louisa Rivero and Magdalena Goledzinowska, and David Lebeaux.

Table of contents

Asymmetry in grammar: Morphology, phonology, acquisition 
 Anna Maria Di Sciullo 1-8 
Morphological relations in asymmetry theory 
 Anna Maria Di Sciullo 9-36 
Prefixation vs. compounding 
 Angela Ralli 37-63 
Asymmetry, syntactic objects and the Mirror Geralization 
 R�jean Canac-Marquis 65-94 
Synthetic/analytic asymmetries in voice and temporal patterns 
 Abdelkader Fassi Fehri 95-128 
Asymmetry and linearization in phonology 
 Eric Raimy 129-146 
Levels, constraints and heads 
 Harry van der Hulst and Nancy A. Ritter 147-188 
Obstruent neutrality in nasal harmony 
 G.L. Piggott 189-214 
Towards a theory of fundamental phonological relations 
 Charles Reiss 215-238 
Contrast and asymmetries in inventories 
 B. Elan Dresher 239-257 
The Acquisition of constructions with reflexive clitics in Polish 
 Mar�a Luisa Rivero and Magdalena Goledzinowska 259-283 
A subgrammar approach to language acquisition 
 David Lebeaux 285-300 
Index 301-306

Lingfield(s): Generative Linguistics (Syntax)
		Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Polish (Language Code: PQL)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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