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Subject: 14.1211, Books: Functional Ling: Carnie, Harley, Willie (eds)

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Date:  Tue, 29 Apr 2003 14:17:26 +0000
From:  paul at benjamins.com
Subject:  Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar: Carnie, Harley, Willie (eds)

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Date:  Tue, 29 Apr 2003 14:17:26 +0000
From:  paul at benjamins.com
Subject:  Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar: Carnie, Harley, Willie (eds)


			
Title: Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar
Subtitle: In honor of Eloise Jelinek
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 62
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
           http://www.benjamins.com/, http://www.benjamins.nl
			
Book URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA_62
Availability: Available

Editor: Andrew  Carnie, University of Arizona
Editor: Heidi B Harley, University of Pennsylvania
Editor: MaryAnn  Willie, University of Arizona

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113485, Pages: xii, 378 pp., Price: USD 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227853, Pages: xii, 378 pp., Price: EUR 120.00

Abstract:
			
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.


Table of contents

Contributors  vii
Acknowledgments  ix
Introduction: Formalizing Functionalism
     Andrew Carnie and Heidi Harley  1-8
Part I: The Pronominal Argument Hypothesis  9
On the significance of Eloise Jelinek's Pronominal Argument Hypothesis
     Kenneth L. Hale  11-43
Categories and pronominal arguments
     Emmon Bach  45-49
Doubling by Agreement in Slave (Northern Athapaskan)
     Keren Rice  51-78
Quasi objects in St'at'imcets: On the (semi-)independence of Agreement
and Case
     Henry Davis and Lisa Matthewson  79-106
Agreement, dislocation, and partial configurationality
     Mark C. Baker  107-132
Part I: Interfaces  133
Multiple multiple questions
     Molly Diesing  135-153
Attitude evaluation in complex NPs
     Lynn Nichols  155-164
Topic-Focus articulation and degrees of salience in the Prague
Dependency Treebank
     Petr Sgall, Eva Hajicová and Eva Buránová 165-177
Word order and discourse genre in Tohono O'odham
     Colleen M. Fitzgerald  179-189
The prosody of interrogative and focus constructions in Navajo
     Joyce McDonough  191-206
Subject number agreement, grammaticalization, and transitivity in the
Cupeño verb construction
     Jane H. Hill  207-226
Lexical irregularity in OT: DOT vs. Variable Constraint Ranking
     Diana Archangeli  227-244
Rapid perceptibility as a factor underlying universals of vowel
inventories
     Natasha Warner  245-261
Part I: Foundational issues  263
Argument hierarchies and the mapping principle
     Eloise Jelinek and Andrew Carnie  265-296
Focus movement and the nature of uninterpretable features
     Simin Karimi  297-306
Merge
     D. Terence Langendoen  307-318
Phonotactics and probabilistic ranking
     Michael Hammond  319-332
Deconstructing functionalist explanations of linguistic universals
     Thomas G. Bever  333-352
References  353-369
Name index  371
Subject index  373
			
Lingfield(s):   Functional & Systemic Ling (Linguistic Theories)
		Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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