Syntax within the Word

Economy, allomorphy, and argument selection in Distributed Morphology

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Syntax within the Word provides a multifaceted look into the syntactic framework of Distributed Morphology (DM) within the Minimalist program. For those unfamiliar with the theory, this monograph provides an overview of DM and argues its strengths. For those more familiar with DM, this monograph provides analyses of familiar data much of which has not been treated within the framework: argument selection, stem allomorphy and suppletion, nominal compounds in English (feet-first vs. *heads-first), and the structure of the verb phrase. This monograph also proposes a future for the theory in the form of revisions to DM including: the elimination of readjustment rules, a new economy constraint (Minimize Exponence) that triggers fusion of functional heads, and a feature blocking system.

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 138]  2009.  xii, 138 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface & acknowledgements
ix–x
List of abbreviations
xi–xii
Part 1. Introduction
1
Chapter 1. Syntax within the Word
3–6
Chapter 2. Distributed Morphology
7–22
Chapter 3. Morphological operations in DM: From spellout to PF
23–26
Part 2. On a theory of root allomorphy
27
Chapter 4. Root allomorphy
29–40
Chapter 5. Simplifying DM
41–46
Chapter 6. Expansion of fusion analysis
47–54
Chapter 7. Inflection in compounds
55–63
Chapter 8. Interim conclusions
65–66
Part 3. Argument selection
67
Chapter 9. Argument selection within Distributed Morphology
69–73
Chapter 10. MINIMIZE EXPONENCE based account of subcategorization
75–87
Chapter 11. Subcategorization expanded
89–98
Chapter 12. The nature of verbs
99–110
Chapter 13. Interim conclusions, redux
111
Part 4. Odds and ends
113
Chapter 14. Event semantics
115–121
Chapter 15. Typology and theory
123–127
Chapter 16. Conclusions
129–132
References
133–136
Index
137–138
“Siddiqi proposes an innovative solution to the problem of argument structure alternations in English, capturing the insights of the syntactically-based analyses of recent years while eliminating the proliferation of zero morphemes required in previous proposals in this vein. A must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between derivational morphology and argument structure in syntactic theory.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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