24.5096, Books: Lexicon Based Phonology: Arbitrariness in Grammar: Czaplicki

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Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:52:05
From: Ulrich Lueders [lincom.europa at t-online.de]
Subject: Lexicon Based Phonology: Arbitrariness in Grammar: Czaplicki

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Title: Lexicon Based Phonology: Arbitrariness in Grammar 
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Phonology 02  

Publication Year: 2013 
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Author: Bartłomiej Czaplicki

Hardback: ISBN:  9783862885213 Pages: 237 Price: Europe EURO 128.00


Abstract:

This book explores properties of mental grammars using evidence from diachronic change and synchronic alternations and proposes a lexicon- and usage-based model of phonology and morphology. The central role in this model is afforded to the lexicon, which consists of stored surface-based representations. Morphophonological generalizations are extracted from phonetically-detailed lexical representations and represented in terms of schemas, whose strength is calculated on the basis of type frequency (i.e. the number of instances that observe a given generalization). Another factor that emerges from usage and is taken into account is token frequency (i.e. the number of instances of use of a particular item) and its impact on the strength of mental representations. 

A careful analysis of morphophonological patterns and their conditioning factors reveals that schemas have access to morphological, morphosyntactic and semantic information. Phonetic and psycholinguistic factors also affect morphological patterning. It is argued that redundancy-free approaches are inadequate in the light of irregularities that are inherent to linguistic systems. Grammars are uneconomical and do not reflect the requirements of an optimal coding system. The overarching goal of this proposal is to integrate generative and lexicon/usage-based models of grammar.

 



Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                     Morphology
                     Phonology
                     Psycholinguistics


Written In: English  (eng)

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