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:
LUKA SZUCSICH AND UWE JUNGHANNS
Metagrammar of systematic relations: a study with special references to Slavic morphosyntax
On-line morphology: The morphosyntax of Hungarian verbal inflection
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
On the licensing of null subjects in Old French
Periphrastic paradigms in Bulgarian
Transparent, restricted and opaque affix orders
Direction marking as agreement
On the semantics of cases
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