Phi-Theory: Phi-Features Across Modules and Interfaces

Paperback | June 15, 2008

EditorDaniel Harbour, David Adger, Susana Bejar

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Phi-features, such as person, number, and gender, present a rare opportunity for syntacticians, morphologists and semanticists to collaborate on a research enterprise in which they all have an equal stake and which they all approach with data and insights from their own fields. This volume isthe first to attempt to bring together these different strands and styles of research. It presents the core questions, major results, and new directions of this emergent area of linguistic theory and shows how Phi Theory casts light on the nature of interfaces and the structure of the grammar. Thebook will interest scholars and students of all aspects of linguistic theory at graduate level and above.

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Phi-features, such as person, number, and gender, present a rare opportunity for syntacticians, morphologists and semanticists to collaborate on a research enterprise in which they all have an equal stake and which they all approach with data and insights from their own fields. This volume isthe first to attempt to bring together thes...

Daniel Harbour is a Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. His primary research interest is features, from interpretation to pronunciation. His publications include Morphosemantic Number (Springer 2007) and An Intelligent Person's Guide to Atheism (Duckworth 2001). David Adger is Professor of Linguistics at Queen Mary, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. David Adger and Daniel Harbour: Why Phi?2. Irene Heim: Features on Bound Pronouns3. Uli Sauerland: On the Semantic Markedness of Phi Features4. Milan Rezac: Phi-Agree and Theta-Related Case5. Susana Bejar: Conditions on Phi-Agree6. Martha McGinnis: Phi Feature Competition in Morphology and Syntax7. Daniel Harbour: Discontinuous Agreement and the Syntax Morphology Interface8. Jochen Trommer: Third Person Marking in Menominee9. Heidi Harley: When is a Syncretism More Than a Syncretism?10. Jonathan Bobaljik: Where's Phi? Agreement as a Post Syntactic Operation11. Andrew Nevins: Cross-Modular Parallels in the Study of Phon and Phi