By Michael Barrie

This leading edge research of noun incorporation and comparable linguistic phenomena does greater than simply supply readers an insightful exploration of its topic. the writer re-evaluates—and forges hyperlinks between—two influential theories of word constitution: Chomsky’s naked word constitution and Richard Kayne’s Antisymmetry. The textual content information how the 2 linguistic paradigms have interaction to reason differing styles of noun incorporation throughout international languages. With a superb empirical starting place in its shut examining of Northern Iroquoian languages specifically, Barrie argues that noun incorporation wishes no designated mechanism, yet effects from a symmetry-breaking operation.

 

Drawing extra facts from English, German, Persian, Tamil and the Polynesian language Niuean, this synthesis has significant implications for our figuring out of the formation of the verbal advanced and the intra-position (roll-up) circulation. will probably be precedence interpreting for college kids of word constitution, in addition to Iroquoian language scholars.

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