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Syntax as an exponent of morphological features

Sadler, L and Spencer, A (2001) 'Syntax as an exponent of morphological features.' In: Booij, G and van Marle, J, (eds.) Yearbook of Morphology 2000. Springer, 71 - 96. ISBN 978-90-481-5738-9

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Abstract

In this paper we investigate a selection of issues in the morphology-syntax interface. This has been the locus of intense research activity in recent years particularly within lexicalist theories of grammar such as Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG). A central question addressed in LFG is the way that across languages or within a single language a whole host of morphological, lexical and syntactic means can be deployed to express essentially the same set of meanings or functions. One very specific example of this is seen when very similar (or even identical) grammatical meanings/functions are sometimes expressed by inflected morphological word forms and sometimes by means of syntactic constructions, that is, when a single set of grammatical properties receives synthetic and analytic expression within the same language.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Elena Pupaza
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 14:32
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:43
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11825

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