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Title: Issues in Morphosyntax
Written By: Peter Ackema
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 26

Of particular interest to morphologists and syntacticians Issues in Morphosyntax aims to contribute to the discussion on the question whether there exists a separate morphological module in the grammar, distinct from the other modules, with special focus on the connection of morphology with syntax. The view that is defended is that morphological operations do not take place in syntax, but that they are governed by the same principles that govern syntax. There are morphological categories distinct from syntactic categories, which appear in their own domain, below the zero X-bar level, so in this sense there is a morphological module. However, this module is not distinct from the syntactic one, in the sense that the same principles apply equally to the morphological and the syntactic domain. Specific topics of discussion include Noun Incorporation, past participle constructions in Germanic (passives, perfects, and auxiliary selection) and Lexical Integrity effects.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556199104
ISBN-13: 9781556199103
Prices: U.S. $ 162
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227470
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