Boundaries of Morphology and Syntax

| Università degli Studi di Roma Tre
ISBN 9789027236869 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781556199578 (USA) | USD 180.00
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The volume collects a selection of papers presented at a European Colloquium held at the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in October 1997. It focuses on phenomena at the boundary between morphology and syntax, and provides analyses for data from the fields of both inflectional and derivational morphology and word order. Morpho-syntactic phenomena are analysed cross-linguistically and cross-theoretically, as typologically-different languages (European, Afro-Asiatic, American and Austronesian ones) are dealt with and compared according to a variety of approaches, from minimalism and lexical-functional grammar to grammaticalization theory, taking into account both synchronic variation and diachronic change.
The volume is divided into three sections: I. Morphological phenomena and their boundaries, II. Morpho-syntax and pragmatics, and III. Morpho-syntax and semantics, as the interaction with the higher components of the grammar is seen as contributing to explaining variation in morpho-syntactic behaviour.

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 180]  1999.  viii, 314 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
I. Morphological Phenomena and their Boundaries
Between Morphology and Syntax: On the verbal morphology of some Alpine dialects
Paola Benincà
Compounding: Morphology and/or Syntax?
Antonietta Bisetto and Sergio Scalise
The Effect of Noun Incorporation on Argument Structure
Marianne Mithun and Greville G. Corbett
Lexical-Functional Morphology and the Structure of the Lexicon
Christoph Schwarze
Somali as a Polysynthetic Language
Marco Svolacchia and Annarita Puglielli
Dutch Verbal Prefixes: Meaning and form, grammaticalization and lexicalization
Johan van der Auwera
The Irrealis in the Polish Language: A question of verbal moods, conjunctions or the modal particle by?
Maria Zaleska
II. Morpho-Syntax and Pragmatics
Morphological and Syntactical Complexity in French Interrogative Predicates
Claire Blanche-Benveniste
Integrating Pragmatics into the Grammar
Elisabet Engdahl
Subject, Nominative Case, Agreement and Focus
Mara Frascarelli
The English Cleft Construction as a Focus Phrase
Katalin É. Kiss
Agreement, Pronominalization and Word Order in Pragmatically-Oriented Languages
Lunella Mereu
III. Morpho-Syntax and Semantics
Thematic-Role Assignment and Aspect in Italian Pronominal Verbs: A lexicological study
Vincenzo Lo Cascio and Elisabetta Jezek
Syntactic Optionality and Lexical Semantics: The case of English manner of motion verbs
Stella Markantonatou
Labile Orders and Grammatical Functions: The functional representation of one-argument structures
Rosanna Sornicola
General Index
“Overall, the volume will appeal to an audience interested in current approaches to morphology and its interaction with syntax. [...] and the breadth of the volume should prove equally appealing to anyone interested in the semantic and pragmatic aspects of word structure.”
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