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LINGUIST List 23.5166

Mon Dec 10 2012

Books: The Modular Architecture of Grammar: Sadock

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-Nov-2012
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: The Modular Architecture of Grammar: Sadock
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Title: The Modular Architecture of Grammar
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
http://us.cambridge.org


Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6604661/The%20Modular%20Architecture%20of%20Grammar/?site_locale=en_US


Author: Jerrold M. Sadock

Hardback: ISBN: 9781107011946 Pages: 282 Price: U.S. $ 105.00


Abstract:

Modular grammar postulates several autonomous generative systems interacting
with one another as opposed to the prevailing theory of transformational
grammar where there is a single generative component – the syntax – from which
other representations are derived. In this book Jerrold Sadock develops his
influential theory of grammar, formalizing several generative modules that
independently characterize the levels of syntax, semantics, role structure,
morphology and linear order, as well as an interface system that connects
them. Multi-modular grammar provides simpler, more intuitive analyses of
grammatical phenomena and allows for greater empirical coverage than
prevailing styles of grammar. The book illustrates this with a wide-ranging
analysis of English grammatical phenomena, including raising, control,
passive, inversion, do-support, auxiliary verbs and ellipsis. The modules are
simple enough to be cast as phrase structure grammars and are presented in
sufficient detail to make descriptions of grammatical phenomena more explicit
than the approximate accounts offered in other studies.

Table of Contents

1. Autonomous modularity: syntax and semantics
2. The interface
3. Role structure
4. The linear order component
5. Morphology and morphophonology
6. Gaps and other defective elements
7. Conflict resolution
8. Tough 'movement': a tough construction




Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Semantics
Syntax


Written In: English (eng)

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