Syntax within the Word

Economy, allomorphy, and argument selection in Distributed Morphology

| Carleton University
ISBN 9789027255211 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290014 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Syntax within the Word provides a multifaceted look into the syntactic framework of Distributed Morphology (DM) within the Minimalist program. For those unfamiliar with the theory, this monograph provides an overview of DM and argues its strengths. For those more familiar with DM, this monograph provides analyses of familiar data much of which has not been treated within the framework: argument selection, stem allomorphy and suppletion, nominal compounds in English (feet-first vs. *heads-first), and the structure of the verb phrase. This monograph also proposes a future for the theory in the form of revisions to DM including: the elimination of readjustment rules, a new economy constraint (Minimize Exponence) that triggers fusion of functional heads, and a feature blocking system.

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 138]  2009.  xii, 138 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface & acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Syntax within the Word
Chapter 2. Distributed Morphology
Chapter 3. Morphological operations in DM: From spellout to PF
Part 2. On a theory of root allomorphy
Chapter 4. Root allomorphy
Chapter 5. Simplifying DM
Chapter 6. Expansion of fusion analysis
Chapter 7. Inflection in compounds
Chapter 8. Interim conclusions
Part 3. Argument selection
Chapter 9. Argument selection within Distributed Morphology
Chapter 10. MINIMIZE EXPONENCE based account of subcategorization
Chapter 11. Subcategorization expanded
Chapter 12. The nature of verbs
Chapter 13. Interim conclusions, redux
Part 4. Odds and ends
Chapter 14. Event semantics
Chapter 15. Typology and theory
Chapter 16. Conclusions
“Siddiqi proposes an innovative solution to the problem of argument structure alternations in English, capturing the insights of the syntactically-based analyses of recent years while eliminating the proliferation of zero morphemes required in previous proposals in this vein. A must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between derivational morphology and argument structure in syntactic theory.”
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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