Theory of Projection in Syntax

Theory of Projection in Syntax

by Naoki Fukui
     
 

ISBN-10: 1881526356

ISBN-13: 9781881526353

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf

The book proposes a theory of phrase structure in which structures are built by a simple adjunction operation, and specifiers are solely characterised by agreement. Having introduced some of the basic notions of the principle-and-parameters theory in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 discusses and illustrates the fundamental difference between lexical and functional categories&

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The book proposes a theory of phrase structure in which structures are built by a simple adjunction operation, and specifiers are solely characterised by agreement. Having introduced some of the basic notions of the principle-and-parameters theory in Chapter 1, Chapter 2 discusses and illustrates the fundamental difference between lexical and functional categories: Lexical categories have Lexical Conceptual Structure in the sense of Hale and Keyser (1986), whereas functional categories lack such intrinsic semantic property. Instead, functional categories possess agreement features which connect two distinct syntactic categories. Based on this fundamental difference, a new system of projection called the relativized X-bar theory is introduced. Chapter 3 explores various consequences of the projection system introduced in Chapter 2. In Chapter 4, the discussion focuses on the phrase structural properties of Japanese.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881526353
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Series:
Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes Series
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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