The Syntax of Roots and the Roots of Syntax

Paperback | December 27, 2014

EditorArtemis Alexiadou, Hagit Borer, Florian Schafer

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This book investigates the nature and properties of roots, the core elements of word meaning. In particular, chapters examine the interaction of roots with syntactic structure, and the role of their semantic and morpho-phonological properties in that interaction. Issues addressed in the bookinclude the semantics and phonology of roots in isolation and in context; the categorial specification of roots; and the role of phases in word formation.Internationally recognized scholars approach these topics from a variety of theoretical backgrounds, drawing on data from languages including German, Hebrew, and Modern Greek. The book will be of interest to linguistics students and researchers of all theoretical persuasions from graduate levelupwards.

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This book investigates the nature and properties of roots, the core elements of word meaning. In particular, chapters examine the interaction of roots with syntactic structure, and the role of their semantic and morpho-phonological properties in that interaction. Issues addressed in the bookinclude the semantics and phonology of roots ...

Artemis Alexiadou is Professor of Theoretical and English Linguistics at the Universitat Stuttgart. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1994 from the University of Potsdam. Her research interests lie in theoretical and comparative syntax, morphology, and most importantly in the interface between syntax, morphology, the lexicon, a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:December 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Artemis Alexiadou, Hagit Borer, and Florian Schafer: Introduction2. Victor Acedo-Matellan and Jaume Mateu: From syntax to roots: A syntactic approach to root interpretation3. Paolo Acquaviva: The roots of nominality, the nominality of roots4. Artemis Alexiadou: Roots in transitivity alternations: Afto/auto-reflexives5. Elena Anagnostopoulou and Yota Samioti: Domains within words and their meanings: A case study6. Hagit Borer: The category of roots7. Marijke De Belder, Noam Faust, and Nicola Lampitelli: On a low and high diminutive: Evidence from Italian and Hebrew8. Edit Doron: The interaction of adjectival passive and Voice9. Angel J. Gallego: Roots and phases10. Lisa Levinson: The ontology of roots and verbs11. Jean Lowenstamm: Derivational affixes as roots, no exponence: Phasal spellout meets English stress shift12. Malka Rappaport Hovav: Building scalar changes13. Antje Rossdeutscher: When roots license and when they respect semantico-syntactic structure in verbs