Lexical and Constructional Aspects of Linguistic Explanation

Lexical and Constructional Aspects of Linguistic Explanation

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This anthology draws together leading linguists, logicians, and computer scientists working on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Construction Grammar. Covering a wide array of linguistic topics and languages, the papers in this book document the singular ability of lexicalist theories of grammar to provide analyses which combine the advantages of explanatoriness, analytic precision, and thorough empirical data coverage. Topics that are discussed include: argument structure, idiomatic constructions, case and agreement, anaphora and ellipsis, syntactic locality and nonlocality, quantification, word structure, issues in processing and formalization, and unbounded dependencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575869728
Publisher: CSLI
Publication date: 01/15/2017
Series: Studies in Constraint-Based Lexicalism
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 378
File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I. Lexical Argument Structure: 1. Kinds of objecthood in Chamorro grammar 2. A composition approach to Modern Greek 'weak form' possessives 3. West Greenlandic noun incorporation in a monohierarchical theory of grammar 4. Dissociations between ARG-ST and grammatical relations Part II. Lexical and Syntactic Constructions: 5. A lexical approach to quantifier floating in French 6. German Pied-Piper infinitives 7. Inversion and constructional inheritance 8. German partial-VP topicalization revisited 9. English number names in HPSG Part III. Binding Theory: 10. Long-distance reflexives and the binding square of opposition 11. HPSG, GB, and the Balinese bind Part IV. Case and Agreement: 12. Peripheral constructions and core phenomena 13. Locus agreement in American sign language 14. On case assignment and 'adjuncts as complements' Part IV. Formal and Computational Issues: 15. The importance of being lazy 16. Inside-out constraints and description languages for HPSG 16. Strong generative capacity in HPSG 17. Off-line constraint propagation for efficient HPSG processing 17. Conjunctive semantics for semantically transparent adverbials 18. Antecedent contained ellipsis in HPSG 19. The scope-marking construction in German 20. Lexicalization of context Name index Subject index.

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