LINGUIST List 32.2040

Mon Jun 14 2021

Books: One-to-many-relations in morphology, syntax, and semantics: Crysmann, Sailer

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Date: 14-Jun-2021
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Subject: One-to-many-relations in morphology, syntax, and semantics: Crysmann, Sailer
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Title: One-to-many-relations in morphology, syntax, and semantics
Series Title: Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax
Published: 2021
Publisher: Language Science Press

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Editor: Berthold Crysmann
Editor: Manfred Sailer
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961103072 Pages: 292 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access

The standard view of the form-meaning interfaces, as embraced by the great majority of contemporary grammatical frameworks, consists in the assumption that meaning can be associated with grammatical form in a one-to-one correspondence. Under this view, composition is quite straightforward, involving concatenation of form, paired with functional application in meaning. In this book, we discuss linguistic phenomena across several grammatical sub-modules (morphology, syntax, semantics) that apparently pose a problem to the standard view, mapping out the potential for deviation from the ideal of one-to-one correspondences, and develop formal accounts of the range of phenomena. We argue that a constraint-based perspective is particularly apt to accommodate deviations from one-to-many correspondences, as it allows us to impose constraints on full structures (such as a complete word or the interpretation of a full sentence) instead of deriving such structures step by step.

Most of the papers in this volume are formulated in a particular constraint-based grammar framework, Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar. The contributions investigate how the lexical and constructional aspects of this theory can be combined to provide an answer to this question across different linguistic sub-theories.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (eng)

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