The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces

Hardcover | March 22, 2007

EditorGillian Ramchand, Charles Reiss

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This state-of-the-art guide to some of the most exciting work in current linguistics explores how the core components of the language faculty interact. It examines how these interactions are reflected in linguistic and cognitive theory, considers what they reveal about the operations oflanguage within the mind, and looks at their reflections in expression and communication. Leading international scholars present cutting-edge accounts of developments in the interfaces between phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. They bring to bear a rich variety ofmethods and theoretical perspectives, focus on a broad array of issues and problems, and illustrate their arguments from a wide range of the world's languages. After the editors' introduction to its structure, scope, and content, the book is divided into four parts. The first, Sound, is concerned with the interfaces between phonetics and phonology, phonology and morphology, and phonology and syntax. Part II, Structure, considers the interactions of syntaxwith morphology, semantics, and the lexicon, and explores the status of the word and its representional status in the mind. Part III, Meaning, revisits the syntax-semantics interface from the perspective of compositionality, and looks at issues concerned with intonation, discourse, and context. Theauthors in the final part of the book, General Architectural Concerns, examine work on Universal Grammar, the overall model of language, and linguistic and associated theories of language and cognition. All scholars and advanced students of language will value this book, whether they are in linguistics, cognitive science, philosophy, artificial intelligence, computational science, or informatics.

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This state-of-the-art guide to some of the most exciting work in current linguistics explores how the core components of the language faculty interact. It examines how these interactions are reflected in linguistic and cognitive theory, considers what they reveal about the operations oflanguage within the mind, and looks at their refle...

Gillian Ramchand was born in Scotland, and grew up in Britain and the Caribbean. After receiving her PhD in Linguistics from Stanford University, she worked as Lecturer in General Linguistics at Oxford University for ten years, and is now Professor of Linguistics at University of Tromso. She is interested in issues at the syntax-seman...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:686 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.65 inPublished:March 22, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Gillian Ramchand and Charles Reiss: IntroductionPart I Sound2. James Scobbie: Interface and Overlap in Phonetics and Phonology3. Charles Reiss: Modularity in the SOund Domain4. Mark Hale and Madelyn Kissock: The Phonetics-Phonology Interface and the Acquisition of Perseverant Underspecification5. Orhan Orgun and Andrew Dolbey: Phonology-Morphology Interaction in a COnstraint-based Framework6. Gorka Elordieta: Segmental Phonology and Syntactic StructurePart II Structure7. Sara Rosen: Structured Events, Structured Discourse8. Marit Julien: On the Relation Between Morphology and Syntax9. Peter Svenious: 1...3-210. David Embick and Ralf Noyer: Distributed Morphology and the Syntax/Morphology Interface11. Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman: Morphology does not equal Syntax12. Edwin Williams: Dumping Lexicalism13. Thomas Stewart and Gregory Stump: Paradigm Function Morphology and the Morphology-SyntaxPart III Meaning14. James Higginbotham: Some Consequences of Compositionality15. Daniel Buring: Semantics, Intonation and Information Structure16. Christopher Potts: Conventional Implicatures: A Distinguished Class of Meanings17. David Beaver and Henk Zeevat: AccommodationPart IV Architecture18. Cedric Boeckx and Juan Uriagereka: Minimalism19. Mark Steedman: The Computation20. Jonas Kuhn: Constraint Based GrammarThe AuthorsLanguage IndexSubject and Name Index