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Title: Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology
Written By: Edwin Williams
Series Title: Routledge Leading Linguists

"Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology" presents a theory of the
architecture of the human linguistic system that differs from all current
theories on four key points. First, the theory rests on a modular separation of
word syntax from phrasal syntax, where word syntax corresponds roughly to
what has been called derivational morphology. Second, morphosyntax
(corresponding to what is traditionally called "inflectional morphology") is the
immediate spellout of the syntactic merge operation, and so there is no
separate morphosyntactic component. There is no LF (logical form) derived;
that is, there is no structure which 'mirrors' semantic interpretation ("LF");
instead, semantics interprets the derivation itself. And fourth, syntactic
islands are derived purely as a consequence of the formal mechanics of
syntactic derivation, and so there are no bounding nodes, no phases, no
subjacency, and in fact no absolute islands. Lacking a morphosyntactic
component and an LF representation are positive benefits as these provide
temptations for theoretical mischief. The theory is a descendant of the
author's "Representation Theory" and so inherits its other benefits as well,
including explanations for properties of reconstruction, remnant movement,
improper movement, and scrambling/scope interactions, and the different
embedding regimes for clauses and DPs. Syntactic islands are added to this
list as special cases of improper movement.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415887236
Pages: 184
Prices: U.S. $ 125.00
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9780203830786
Pages: 184
Prices: U.S. $ 120.00