Explorations in nominal inflection [[electronic resource] /] / edited by Gereon Müller, Lutz Gunkel, Gisela Zifonun
Berlin, : Mouton de Gruyter, 2004
1 online resource (412 p.)
Interface explorations ; ; 10
Altri autori (Persone)
Grammar, Comparative and general - Inflection
Grammar, Comparative and general - Noun
Lingua di pubblicazione
Materiale a stampa
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Nota di bibliografia
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Nota di contenuto
Front matter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Inflection Class, Gender and DP Internal Structure -- Inflection Classes and Economy -- Left of Number Animacy and Plurality in German Nouns -- Feature Sharing in DPs -- A Topological Schema for Noun Phrases in German -- On Decomposing Inflection Class Features: Syncretism in Russian Noun Inflection -- A Factorial Typology of Number Marking in Noun Phrases: The Tension between Economy and Faithfulness -- Feature Checking, Case, and Agreement in German DPs -- Feminine vs. Non-Feminine Noun Phrases in German -- Categories and Paradigms. On Under specification in Russian Declension -- Is There Any Need for the Concept of Directional Syncretism? -- Back matter
Explorations in Nominal Inflection is a collection of new articles that focus on nominal inflection markers in different languages. The studies are concerned with the morphological inventories of markers, their syntactic distribution, and, importantly, the interaction between the two. As a result, the contributions shed new light on the morphology/syntax interface, and on the role of morpho-syntactic
features in mediating between the two components. Issues that feature prominently throughout are inflection class, case, gender, number, animacy, syncretism, iconicity, agreement, the status of paradigms, the nature of morpho-syntactic features, and the structure of nominal projections. Recurrent analytical tools involve the concepts of competition (optimality, specificity), under specification, and economy, in various theoretical frameworks. James P. Blevins: Inflection Classes and Economy Bernd Wiese: Categories and Paradigms. On Under specification in Russian Declension