Of Grammar, Words, and Verses

Of Grammar, Words, and Verses

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This book offers new work by some major figures in the field of linguistics, addressing old debates from the perspective of current explanatory grammatical theory. These include paradigmatic relations among words, and agreeing adjectives and their grammatical source. Covering a broad range of empirical domains, the contributors of this volume examine the role of Economy in syntax and in syntactic interfaces with phonology and semantics, and their implications for processing. The evidence is taken from a great variety of languages, including Arabic dialects, Basque, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Two chapters on metrics complete honoring Carlos Pieraa€™s longstanding scholarship in linguistic theory within Spain and abroad.It should be noted that, among the many positions that characterize the verb morphology in Nimboran, there is one position ... Do we have eight (or more) diflerent verb stems and hence different verbs here, or do we have a single silent verb root with eight (or more) quite distinct uses and meanings? It ... The diflerence between English and Dutch, in this respect, appears to be more related to conventions of alphabetical sorting, and ... A more significant question, it seems to me, is how.

Title:Of Grammar, Words, and Verses
Author:Esther Torrego
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2012-04-18


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