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Title: The Syntax-Morphology Interface
Subtitle: A Study of Syncretism
Written By: GrevilleG.Corbett
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 109
Description:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Syncretism - where a single form serves two or more morphosyntactic
functions - is a persistent problem at the syntax-morphology interface. It
results from a ‘mismatch’ whereby the syntax of a language makes a
particular distinction but the morphology does not. This pioneering book
provides a full-length study of inflectional syncretism, presenting a
typology of its occurrence across a wide range of languages. The
implications of syncretism for the syntax-morphology interface have long
been recognised: it argues either for an enriched model of feature
structure (thereby preserving a direct link between function and form), or
for the independence of morphological structure from syntactic structure.

This book presents a compelling argument for the autonomy of morphology and
the resulting analysis is illustrated in a series of formal case studies
within Network Morphology. It will be welcomed by all linguists interested
in the relation between words and the larger units of which they are a part.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521102759
Prices: U.K.£ 21.99
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