Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar

In honor of Eloise Jelinek

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| University of Arizona
| University of Arizona
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The contributions making up this volume in honor of Eloise Jelinek are written from a formalist perspective that deals with stereotypically functionalist questions about language. Jelinek's pioneering work in formalist syntax has shown that autonomous syntax need not exist in a vacuum. Her work has highlighted the importance of incorporating the effects of discourse and information structure on the syntactic representation. This book aims to invoke Jelinek's work either in substance or spirit. The focus is on Jelinek's influential Pronominal Argument Hypothesis as an "non-configurational" language; the influence of discourse-related interface phenomena on syntactic structure; the syntactic analysis of the grammaticalization; interactions between morphology, phonology and phonetics; and foundational issues about the link between formal grammar and function of language, as well as the methodological issues underlying the different approaches to linguistics.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 62]  2003.  xii, 378 pp.
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Table of Contents
Contributors
ix
Acknowledgments
xi
Introduction: Formalizing Functionalism
Andrew Carnie and Heidi Harley
1–8
Part I: The Pronominal Argument Hypothesis
9
On the significance of Eloise Jelinek’s Pronominal Argument Hypothesis
Kenneth L. Hale
11–43
Categories and pronominal arguments
Emmon Bach
45–49
Doubling by Agreement in Slave (Northern Athapaskan)
Keren Rice
51–78
Quasi objects in St’át’imcets: On the (semi-)independence of Agreement and Case
Henry Davis and Lisa Matthewson
79–106
Agreement, dislocation, and partial configurationality
Mark C. Baker
107–132
Part II: Interfaces
133
Multiple multiple questions
Molly Diesing
135–153
Attitude evaluation in complex NPs
Lynn Nichols
155–164
Topic-Focus articulation and degrees of salience in the Prague Dependency Treebank
Petr Sgall, Eva Hajičová and Eva Buráňová
165–177
Word order and discourse genre in Tohono O’odham
Colleen M. Fitzgerald
179–189
The prosody of interrogative and focus constructions in Navajo
Joyce McDonough
191–206
Subject number agreement, grammaticalization, and transitivity in the Cupeño verb construction
Jane H. Hill
207–226
Lexical irregularity in OT: DOT vs. Variable Constraint Ranking
Diana Archangeli
227–244
Rapid perceptibility as a factor underlying universals of vowel inventories
Natasha Warner
245–261
Part III: Foundational issues
263
Argument hierarchies and the mapping principle
Eloise Jelinek and Andrew Carnie
265–296
Focus movement and the nature of uninterpretable features
Simin Karimi
297–306
Merge
D. Terence Langendoen
307–318
Phonotactics and probabilistic ranking
Michael Hammond
319–332
Deconstructing functionalist explanations of linguistic universals
Thomas G. Bever
333–351
References
353–368
Name index
369–370
Subject index
371–375
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002038236