Boundaries, Phases and Interfaces

Case studies in honor of Violeta Demonte

Olga Fernández-Soriano | Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Elena Castroviejo Miró | Ikerbasque and UPV/EHU
Isabel Pérez-Jiménez | Universidad de Alcalá
ISBN 9789027257222 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265722 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This book approaches the concept of boundary, central in linguistic theory, and the related notion of phase from the perspective of the interaction between syntax and its interfaces. A primary notion is that phases are the appropriate domains to explain most interface linguistic phenomena and that the study of (narrow) interfaces helps to understand conditions on the internal structure of the Language Faculty. The first part of this volume is dedicated to introducing the notion of boundary, cycle and phase, and also the current debates regarding internal interfaces, in particular, the syntax-phonology, syntax-semantics, syntax-discourse, syntax-morphology and syntax-lexicon interfaces, in order to show how the notion of boundary/phase is related to (or even determines) most of their characteristics. The four sections of the second part deal with (morpho)phonology/ syntax and the role or boundaries/phases; the syntax-discourse and syntax-semantics interface; and the lexicon-syntax interface, while the notion of boundary/phase cross-cuts the main topics addressed.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 239] 2017.  viii, 369 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This exciting new book is both a major contribution to the study of syntactic interfaces and a fitting tribute to Violeta Demonte, who has contributed so much to putting linguistics in Spain on the map.”
“An impressive collection of topics and authors in honor of a remarkable and inspiring scholar, which will further our understanding of phases and interfaces.”
“The contributions to the volume offer an up-to-date picture of the research topics that professor Demonte has investigated with passion, taste and delicacy throughout her career.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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