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Explorations in Nominal Inflection

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 22.08.2008
  • Verlag: De Gruyter Mouton
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Explorations in Nominal Inflection

Explorations in Nominal Inflection is a collection of new articles that focus on nominal inflection markers in different languages. The studies are concerned with the morphological inventories of markers, their syntactic distribution, and, importantly, the interaction between the two. As a result, the contributions shed new light on the morphology/syntax interface, and on the role of morpho-syntactic features in mediating between the two components. Issues that feature prominently throughout are inflection class, case, gender, number, animacy, syncretism, iconicity, agreement, the status of paradigms, the nature of morpho-syntactic features, and the structure of nominal projections. Recurrent analytical tools involve the concepts of competition (optimality, specificity), underspecification, and economy, in various theoretical frameworks.
Gereon Müller is Professor at the German Department, University of Leipzig, Germany. Lutz Gunkel is Researcher at the Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany. Gisela Zifonun is Professor of Linguistics and head of the Grammar Group at the Instiut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany.


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: watermark
    Seitenzahl: 410
    Erscheinungsdatum: 22.08.2008
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783110197501
    Verlag: De Gruyter Mouton
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