Morphology at the Interfaces

Reduplication and Noun Incorporation in Uto-Aztecan

| Williams College, Williamstown
ISBN 9789027255006 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027291561 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
This monograph addresses morphology and its interfaces with phonology and syntax by examining comparative data from the Uto-Aztecan language family, and analyses involving reduplication as well as noun incorporation and related derivational morphology are provided within the framework of Distributed Morphology. Reduplication is treated by analyzing reduplicative morphemes (reduplicants) as morphological pieces (Vocabulary Items) inserted into syntactic slots at Morphological Structure. Noun incorporation constructions are analyzed as involving either incorporation (head movement in syntax, a la Baker 1988), or conflation, involving direct merger of a nominal root into verbal position (a la Hale and Keyser 2002). It is argued that denominal verb constructions should be treated as a sub-case of NI, as in Hale and Keyser (1993). Finally, the historical development of the polysynthesis parameter in Nahuatl is discussed, and a reconstruction of the likely stages of development, each of which is attested elsewhere in the family, is presented.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 117]  2008.  xv, 257 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part 1: Background
1 The Uto-Aztecan Language Family
2 Linguistic Theory and Historical (Morpho)Syntax
Part II: Prosodic Morphology
3 Prosodic Morphology and Constraint-Ranking in Uto-Aztecan Historical Phonology
4 On Reduplication and Syntax
Part III: Derivational Morphology
5 Noun Incorporation and Denominal Verbs
6 Noun Incorporation in Uto-Aztecan
7 On the Syntax of Noun Incorporation: Incorporation and conflation, move and merge
Part IV: Change in Morphological Type
8 Diachrony and Polysynthesis in Nahuatl
Language Index
Subject Index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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