Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar

In honor of Eloise Jelinek

Andrew Carnie | University of Arizona
Heidi Harley | University of Arizona
MaryAnn Willie | University of Arizona
ISBN 9789027227850 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781588113481 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027296900 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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The contributions making up this volume in honor of Eloise Jelinek are written from a formalist perspective that deals with stereotypically functionalist questions about language. Jelinek's pioneering work in formalist syntax has shown that autonomous syntax need not exist in a vacuum. Her work has highlighted the importance of incorporating the effects of discourse and information structure on the syntactic representation. This book aims to invoke Jelinek's work either in substance or spirit. The focus is on Jelinek's influential Pronominal Argument Hypothesis as an "non-configurational" language; the influence of discourse-related interface phenomena on syntactic structure; the syntactic analysis of the grammaticalization; interactions between morphology, phonology and phonetics; and foundational issues about the link between formal grammar and function of language, as well as the methodological issues underlying the different approaches to linguistics.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 62] 2003.  xii, 378 pp.
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CFK: Grammar, syntax

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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