Asymmetry in Grammar

Volume 2: Morphology, phonology, acquisition

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Asymmetry in Grammar: Morphology, Phonology and Acquisition presents evidence that asymmetry, as a property of linguistic relations, is salient in grammar. The papers in morphology bring further evidence for the centrality of asymmetry in word-structure. It is shown that asymmetry is part of the internal structure of functional constructs such as determiners and complementizers, as it is the case for lexical constructs. Further evidence is presented for the asymmetry of prefixes in verb structure. A typology of formal objects based on the distinction between maximal and minimal categories is formulated. It is proposed that Formal Complexity drives the change from synthetic to analytic expressions. The papers in phonology point to the fact that asymmetry is part of that linguistic dimension in terms of processes that eliminates symmetric relations, in terms of head-dependency relations, in terms of relative scope of the distinctive features in any inventory, in terms of universal principles in combination with certain language specific choices. Moreover, the papers on acquisition bring to fore experimental data that point to the same direction. The asymmetry of grammatical relations provides the form of the initial state of language that enables the child to cope with the poverty of the stimulus.



The collection includes papers in morphology by Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Angela Ralli, Réjean Canac-Marquis, Abdelkader Fassi Fehri, papers in phonology by Eric Raimy, Harry van der Hulst and Nancy Ritter, Glyne Piggott, Charles Reiss, Elan Dresher, and papers in acquisition from Maria Louisa Rivero and Magdalena Goledzinowska, and David Lebeaux.



[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 58]  2003.  vi, 309 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Asymmetry in grammar: Morphology, phonology, acquisition
Anna Maria Di Sciullo
1–8
Morphological relations in asymmetry theory
Anna Maria Di Sciullo
9–36
Prefixation vs. compounding
Angela Ralli
37–63
Asymmetry, syntactic objects and the Mirror Geralization
Réjean Canac Marquis
65–94
Synthetic/analytic asymmetries in voice and temporal patterns
Abdelkader Fassi Fehri
95–128
Asymmetry and linearization in phonology
Eric Raimy
129–146
Levels, constraints and heads
Harry van der Hulst and Nancy A. Ritter
147–188
Obstruent neutrality in nasal harmony
G.L. Piggott
189–214
Towards a theory of fundamental phonological relations
Charles Reiss
215–238
Contrast and asymmetries in inventories
B. Elan Dresher
239–257
The Acquisition of constructions with reflexive clitics in Polish
María Luisa Rivero and Magdalena Goledzinowska
259–283
A subgrammar approach to language acquisition
David Lebeaux
285–300
Index
301–306
“Anna Maria Di Sciullo has assembled a remarkable collection of papers that contribute, in highly varied ways, to the "asymmetry project" that she has been conducting. They offer many fascinating insights and ideas, which will doubtless stimulate a great deal of valuable inquiry.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFDC – Language acquisition
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002033272