Interfaces in Linguistics: New Research Perspectives

Paperback | January 2, 2011

EditorRaffaella Folli, Christiane Ulbrich

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This book explores the interaction of grammatical components in a wide variety of languages, and presents and exemplifies new experimental and analytic techniques for studying linguistic interfaces. Speaking a language requires access to the different aspects of its grammar - semantic,syntactic, phonological, pragmatic, morphological, and phonetic. Knowing how these interact is crucial to understanding the operations of any specific language and to the explanation of how language in general operates in the mind. The new research presented here combines theoretical andexperimental perspectives on one of the most productive fields in contemporary linguistics. After the editors' introduction the volume is organized along four themes: the structural properties of sentences interfacing with meaning and the lexicon; internal word structure and its effect on the syntactic and phonological components; the syntax-phonology interface and its relation to thephonetics-phonology interface; and the implications of interfaces for language acquisition and language processing. The book will interest theoretical linguists and all those in linguistics and cognitive science working on the mental operations of language.

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This book explores the interaction of grammatical components in a wide variety of languages, and presents and exemplifies new experimental and analytic techniques for studying linguistic interfaces. Speaking a language requires access to the different aspects of its grammar - semantic,syntactic, phonological, pragmatic, morphological, ...

Raffaella Folli is a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Ulster. Her research interests are theoretical and comparative syntax and language processing with special focus on the syntax-lexicon and syntax-semantics interfaces. She has published works in Linguistic Inquiry, Lingua, TICS among others, as well as in many edited vo...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:January 2, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section I: The Structural Properties of Sentences Interfacing with Meaning and the Lexicon1. Robert Truswell: Cycle Interaction of Event Structure and A' Locality2. Kyle Johnson: Determiners and Movement3. Artemis Alexiadou: Post-verbal Nominatives: an Unaccusativity Diagnostic Under Scrutiny4. Nigel Duffield: Unaccusativity in Vietnamese and Structural Consequences of Inadvertent Causes5. Matthew Whelpton: Building Resultatives in Icelandic6. Jamal Ouhalla: Categorization and the Interface Levels7. Reiko Vermeulen: Non-topical Wa-phrases in JapaneseSection II: The Morphological Properties of Words Interfacing with Syntax and Phonology8. Naoko Tomioka: Word-internal Modification Without the Syntax-Morphology Interface9. Heidi Harley: Affixation and the Mirror Principle10. Lisa Travis: Phases and Navajo Verbal Morphology11. Arsalan Kahnemuyipour and Jaklin Kornfilt: The Syntax and Prosody of Turkish "Pre-stressing" SuffixesSection III: Sound Interfacing with Structure12. Peter Ackema: Restrictions on Subject Extraction: A PF Interface Account13. Suwon Yoon: An Experimental Approach to Intervension of Wh-phrases: Prosody and Syntax Interface14. Jim Scobbie and Koen Sebregts: Acoustic, Articulatory, and Phonological Perspectives on Allophonic Variation of /r/ in Dutch15. Jonathan Howell: Second Occurrence Focus and the Acoustics of Prominence16. Sang-Cheol Ahn and Juhee Lee: Loan Adaptation of laryngeal FeaturesSection IV: Experimental Work on Interface Issues17. Andrea Gualmini: Scope Ambiguity in Child Language: Old And New Problems18. Ute Bohnacker and Christina Rosen: Interaction of Syntax and Discourse Pragmatics in Closely Related Languages: How native Swedes, Native Germans, and Swedish-Speaking Learners of German Start Their Sentences19. Chien-Jer Charles Lin: Processing (In)alienable Possessions at the Syntax-Semantics Interface20. Elsi Kaiser, Jeffrey T. Runner, Rachel S. Sussman, and Michael K. Tanenhaus: Picturing the Syntax/Semantics Interface: On-line Interpretation of Pronouns and Relfexives in Picture NPs