Morphology at the Interfaces

Reduplication and Noun Incorporation in Uto-Aztecan

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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.
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Table of Contents
Preface
ix–x
Introduction
xi–xv
Part 1: Background
1 The Uto-Aztecan Language Family
1–16
2 Linguistic Theory and Historical (Morpho)Syntax
17–32
Part II: Prosodic Morphology
3 Prosodic Morphology and Constraint-Ranking in Uto-Aztecan Historical Phonology
33–67
4 On Reduplication and Syntax
69–86
Part III: Derivational Morphology
5 Noun Incorporation and Denominal Verbs
87–115
6 Noun Incorporation in Uto-Aztecan
117–162
7 On the Syntax of Noun Incorporation: Incorporation and conflation, move and merge
163–204
Part IV: Change in Morphological Type
8 Diachrony and Polysynthesis in Nahuatl
205–227
Conclusion
229–230
References
231–249
Language Index
251–253
Subject Index
255–257
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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