Defaults in Morphological Theory by Nikolas GisborneDefaults in Morphological Theory by Nikolas Gisborne

Defaults in Morphological Theory

EditorNikolas Gisborne, Andrew Hippisley

Hardcover | November 25, 2017

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Chapters in this volume describe morphology using four different frameworks that have an architectural property in common: they all use defaults as a way of discovering and presenting systematicity in the least systematic component of grammar. These frameworks - Construction Morphology,Network Morphology, Paradigm-function Morphology, and Word Grammar - display key differences in how they constrain the use and scope of defaults, and in the morphological phenomena that they address. An introductory chapter presents an overview of defaults in linguistics and specifically in morphology. In subsequent chapters, key proponents of the four frameworks seek to answer questions about the role of defaults in the lexicon, including: Does a defaults-based account of language haveimplications for the architecture of the grammar, particularly the proposal that morphology is an autonomous component? How does a default differ from the canonical or prototypical in morphology? Do defaults have a psychological basis? And how do defaults help us understand language as a sign-basedsystem that is flawed, where the one to one association of form and meaning breaks down in the morphology?
Nikolas Gisborne is Professor in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. His main interests are in event structure and its relationship to morphosyntax, and language change. His theoretical work has mostly been on, and in, Word Grammar, a cognitive dependency and network-based theory of langua...
Title:Defaults in Morphological TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:November 25, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of abbreviationsList of contributors1. Nikolas Gisborne and Andrew Hippisley: Defaults in linguistics2. Geert Booij: Inheritance and motivation in Construction Morphology3. Alain Kihm: Old French declension: A Word and Paradigm approach and the role of syncretism and defaults in its rise and fall4. Dunstan Brown: Inflectional classes and containment5. Andrew Hippisley: Default inheritance and the canonical: Derivation as sign builder and sign connector6. Richard Hudson: French pronouns in cognition7. Nikolas Gisborne: Defaulting to the new Romance synthetic future8. Bertholdt Crysmann: Inferential-realizational morphology without rule blocks: An information-based approach9. Robert Malouf: Defaults and lexical prototypes10. Farrell Ackerman and Olivier Bonami: Systemic polyfunctionality and morphology-syntax interdependencies11. Stephen R. Anderson: Defaults and morphological structureReferencesIndex