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Roots and Patterns: Hebrew Morpho-syntax / Edition 1

Roots and Patterns: Hebrew Morpho-syntax / Edition 1

by Maya Arad
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In-depth investigation of Hebrew verb morphology in light of cutting edge theories of morphology and lexical semantics

An original theory about the semantic content of roots

An account of how roots function in word-formation

A wide empirical basis containing a complete corpus of verb-creating roots in Hebrew

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402032455
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 05/08/2007
Series: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory , #63
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Roots: where syntax, morphology and the lexicon meet 1.1 Why roots? The decomposition debate. 1.2 Distributed morphology and the syntax-morphology interface. 1.3 Hebrew and the syntax-morphology interface. 1.4 The argument for the root: structure and scope of the book. Chapter 2: The noun-verb asymmetry in Hebrew: when are patterns obligatory? 2.1 Introduction: roots and features. 2.2 Hebrew roots and patterns: the verbal system. 2.3 A noun-verb asymmetry in Hebrew. 2.4 Accounting for the asymmetry: the obligatoriness of inflection? 2.5 Accounting for the asymmetry: the realization of grammatical features. 2.6 The stuff roots are made of: constraints on Hebrew verb-formation. 2.7 Summary Chapter 3: The contents of the root: Multiple Contextualized Meaning in Hebrew. 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Multiple Contextualized Meaning in Hebrew 3.3 Multiple Contextualized Meaning and the Root Hypothesis. Chapter 4: Regularity and irregularity in the Hebrew verbal system: an intermediate summary 4.1 Binyanim and their properties 4.2 Roots across patterns 4.3 Regularity and irregularity predicted and explained. Chapter 5: Roots across patterns in Hebrew: types and tokens 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Types and tokens 5.3 Verb alternations and morphological form 5.4 Binyanim as inflectional classes: Aronoff (1994) 5.5 Binyanim as representing functional heads: Doron (1999, 2003) 5.6 Binyanim and the typology of verb alternations: Haspelmath (1993) and Jacobsen (1992) Chapter 6: A Theory of Hebrew Verbal Morpho-Syntax 6.1 The Hebrew Verbal System and the Many-Many Nature of Morphology 6.2 A Theory of Hebrew verbal morpho-syntax 6.3 Summary Chapter 7:Roots in word-formation: the Root Hypothesis revisited 7.1 Roots and word-formation. 7.2 Root-derived verbs and noun-derived verbs. 7.3 In the absence of morphology: the semantic properties of denominals. 7.4 The remaining piece: verb-derived nouns. 7.5 Back to the root: the phonological properties of denominals. 7.6 Roots: between the universal and the language specific. References

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