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Title: A Guide to Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories
Subtitle: How Extra-Phonological Information is Treated in Phonology since Trubetzkoy’s Grenzsignale
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/178365
Description:

This book reviews the history of the interface between morpho-syntax and phonology roughly since World War II. Structuralist and generative interface thinking is presented chronologically, but also theory by theory from the point of view of a historically interested observer who however in the last third of the book distills lessons in order to assess present-day interface theories, and to establish a catalogue of properties that a correct interface theory should or must not have. The book also introduces modularity, the rationalist theory of the (human) cognitive system that underlies the generative approach to language, from a Cognitive Science perspective. Modularity is used as a referee for interface theories in the book. Finally, the book locates the interface debate in the landscape of current minimalist syntax and phase theory and fosters intermodular argumentation: how can we use properties of morpho-syntactic theory in order to argue for or against competing theories of phonology (and vice-versa)?

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
History of Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110238631
Pages: 847
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ISBN-13: 9783110238624
Pages: 847
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