Dynamic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun Incorporation

August 3, 2013|
Dynamic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun Incorporation by Michael Barrie
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This innovative analysis of noun incorporation and related linguistic phenomena does more than just give readers an insightful exploration of its subject. The author re-evaluates-and forges links between-two influential theories of phrase structure: Chomsky's Bare Phrase Structure and Richard Kayne's Antisymmetry. The text details how the two linguistic paradigms interact to cause differing patterns of noun incorporation across world languages. With a solid empirical foundation in its close reading of Northern Iroquoian languages especially, Barrie argues that noun incorporation needs no special mechanism, but results from a symmetry-breaking operation.

Drawing additional data from English, German, Persian, Tamil and the Polynesian language Niuean, this synthesis has major implications for our understanding of the formation of the verbal complex and the intra-position (roll-up) movement. It will be priority reading for students of phrase structure, as well as Iroquoian language scholars.

Title:Dynamic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun IncorporationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:198 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:198 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:August 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400736568

ISBN - 13:9789400736566

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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