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Title: Challenges to Linearization
Edited By: Theresa Biberauer
Ian Gareth Roberts
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 114

The ten contributions in this volume focus on a range of linearization challenges, all of which aim to shed new light on the central, still largely mysterious question of how the abundant evidence that linguistic structures are hierarchically organised can plausibly be reconciled with the fact that actually realised linguistic strings are typically sequentially ordered. Some of the contributions present particularly challenging data, those on the mixed spoken and signed output of bimodal Italian children, Quechua nominal morphology, Kannada reduplication and Taqbaylit of Chemini “floating prepositions” all being cases in point. Others have a typological focus, highlighting and attempting to explain striking patterns like the Final-over-Final Constraint or considering the predictions of particular theoretical approacesh (the movement theory of Control, multidominance, Distributed Morphology) in relation to structures that we do and don’t expect to be “possible linguistic structures”. Broader architectural questions also receive attention from various perspectives.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781614513100
Pages: 379
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781614512431
Pages: 379
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95