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LINGUIST List 17.1933

Mon Jul 03 2006

Books: Morphology/Semantics/Syntax: Harbor

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, Morphosemantic Number: Harbor


Message 1: Morphosemantic Number: Harbor
Date: 30-Jun-2006
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: Morphosemantic Number: Harbor


Title: Morphosemantic Number
Subtitle: From Kiowa Noun Classes to UG Number Features
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Published: 2006
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/1-4020-5037-2

Author: Daniel Harbor, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Hardback: ISBN: 1402050372 Pages: 245 Price: Europe EURO 94.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1402050372 Pages: 245 Price: U.S. $ 119.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402050372 Pages: 245 Price: U.K. £ 73.00
Abstract:

This volume presents:
- the foundations of a unified morphosemantic theory of number
- insight into the flow of information from the lexicon, via syntax, into
the morphology
- wide-ranging topics: nominal semantics, noun classes, DP syntax,
agreement, suppletion, complex morphology

Number is a major research domain in semantics, syntax and morphology.
However, no current theory of number is applicable to all three fields. In
this work, the author argues that a unified theory is not only possible,
but necessary for the study of Universal Grammar. Through insightful
analysis of unfamiliar data, the author shows that one and the same feature
set is implicated in semantic and morphological number phenomena alike,
with syntax acting as the conduit between the two. At the heart of the
study is an original treatment of Kiowa, a North American language with a
remarkable constellation of characteristics, including semantically based
noun classification and complex agreement morphology.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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