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Books: Semantics/Syntax: Francis, Michaelis (Eds)

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Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 15:55:51 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: Mismatch: Francis, Michaelis (Eds.)

Title: Mismatch
Subtitle: Form-Function Incongruity and the Architecture of Grammar
Series Title: CSLI Lecture Notes # 163

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	CSLI Publications

Editor: Elaine J. Francis, Purdue University
Editor: Laura A. Michaelis, University of Colorado at Boulder

Paperback: ISBN: 1575863847, Pages: 440, Price: U.S. $
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Linguistic mismatch occurs when formal devices such as words,
morphemes, and grammatical constructions are recruited to perform
semiotic functions distinct from those for which they were apparently
developed. One example is that of quantificational nouns: while the
typical function of a noun is to denote an object or entity, the
English nouns lot and bunch perform a function otherwise associated
with quantifiers. How do such phenomena challenge traditional
conceptions of grammar? How do competing theories of the
syntax-semantics interface stand up when confronted with mismatch

Mismatch addresses these questions through the efforts of some of the
most original thinkers in syntactic and semantic theory, exploring a
wide variety of mismatch phenomena in a broad sampling of languages.
This work includes contributions from Farrell Ackerman, Alex Alsina,
Henri�tte de Swart, Elaine J. Francis, Adele E. Goldberg, Richard
Hudson, Robert Malouf, Laura A. Michaelis, Frederick J. Newmeyer,
Maria Mercedes Pi�ango, Jerrold M. Sadock, and Etsuyo Yuasa.

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