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Title: Syntactic Structures and Morphological Information
Edited By: Uwe Junghanns
Luka Szucsich
Series Title: Interface Explorations 7
Description:

The book contains ten papers discussing issues of the relation between syntax and morphology from the perspective of morphologically rich languages including, among others, Indo-European languages, indigenous languages of the Americas, Turkish, and Hungarian. The overall question discussed in this book is to what extent morphological information shows up in syntactic structures and how this information is represented.

The authors adopt different theoretical frameworks such as the Derivational Theory of Morphology, Distributed Optimality, Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical-Functional Grammar, Lexical Decomposition Grammar combined with Linking Theory and OT-like constraints, Paradigm-Based Morphosyntax as well as the Principles and Parameters Approach of Generative Grammar.


FROM THE CONTENTS:

Introduction
LUKA SZUCSICH AND UWE JUNGHANNS

Metagrammar of systematic relations: a study with special references to Slavic morphosyntax
TANIA AVGUSTINOVA

On-line morphology: The morphosyntax of Hungarian verbal inflection
HUBA BARTOS

Verbal morphology and agreement in Urdu
MIRIAM BUTT AND LOUISA SADLER

Particles and sentence structure: a historical perspective
GISELLA FERRARESI AND MARIA GOLDBACH

Subject Case in Turkish nominalized clauses
JAKLIN KORNFILT

On the licensing of null subjects in Old French
ESTHER RINKE

Periphrastic paradigms in Bulgarian
ANDREW SPENCER

Transparent, restricted and opaque affix orders
BARBARA STIEBELS

Direction marking as agreement
JOCHEN TROMMER

On the semantics of cases
ILSE ZIMMERMANN


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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110178249
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Pages: xxxi, 394
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