InterPhases: Phase-Theoretic Investigations of Linguistic Interfaces

Paperback | January 4, 2009

EditorKleanthes K. Grohmann

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This book addresses the fundamental issues in the phase-based approach to the mental computation of language that have arisen from the recent developments in the Minimalist Program. Leading linguists and promising young scholars from all over the world focus on two topics that are in thecentre of current theorizing in syntax - the interaction of syntax with the conceptual-intentional and sensorimotor interfaces, and current formulations of phase theory. Phases are a recent way of theorizing and modelling the computational system of human language in relation to the interfaces between syntactic derivation and logical form and phonological form. What exactly, for example, does Spell-Out do? Where do morphology and phonology kick in? Are these twolevels of representation sufficient, too many, or not enough? How can the interaction between syntax and prosody be formally represented? The authors discuss these and other central questions including the degree to which phases are the right way to think about the dynamic system of language. Theyconsider how far the answers are likely to come from conceptual and theoretical considerations or from experimental and empirical research, which key components might be missing, and how the system can be improved. Both in its parts and as a whole, the book explains and contributes to some of the liveliest and most central debates in contemporary linguistics.

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This book addresses the fundamental issues in the phase-based approach to the mental computation of language that have arisen from the recent developments in the Minimalist Program. Leading linguists and promising young scholars from all over the world focus on two topics that are in thecentre of current theorizing in syntax - the inte...

Kleanthes K. Grohmann is Assistant Professor of Theoretical Linguistics at the University of Cyprus. His book publications include Prolific Domains: On the Anti-Locality of Movement Dependencies (John Benjamins 2003); Peripheries: A Radical View from the Left (UMI Proquest, 2003); and Understanding Minimalism, with Norbert Hornstein a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:January 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Kleanthes K. Grohmann: Interfaces and PhasesPart I Conceptual Issues2. Wolfram Hinzen: The Successor Function + LEX = Human Language?3. Takashhi Munakata: The Division of C-I and the Nature of the Input, Multiple Transfer, and Phases4. Hedde Zeijlstra: Dislocation Effects, Uninterpretable Features, Functional Heads, and Parametric Variation: Consequences of Conflicting Interface Conditions5. Petr Biskup: Adjunction, Phase Interpretation, and Condition CPart II Articulatory Issues6. Franc Lanko Marusic: Non-Simultaneous Spell-Out in the Clausal and Nominal Domain7. Kayono Shiobara: A Phonological View of Phases8. Anthi Revithiadou and Vassilios Spyropoulos: A Dynamic Approach to the Syntax-Phonology Interface: A Case Study from Greek9. Yosuke Sato: Spelling Out Prosodic Domains: A Multiple Spell-Out AccountPart III Deletion Issues10. Jiro Inaba: Towards a Phase-Based Analysis of Post-Verbal Sentential Complements in German11. Asaf Bachrach and Roni Katzir: Right-Node Raising and Delayed Spell-Out12. Masanori Nakamura: The Ellipsis Movement Generalization and the Notion of Phase13. Howard Lasnik: Island Repair, Non-Repair, and the Organization of the GrammarReferencesAuthor IndexLanguage IndexSubject Index