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Record Nr.

UNINA9910542736703321

Titolo

Explorations in nominal inflection [[electronic resource] /] / edited by Gereon Müller, Lutz Gunkel, Gisela Zifonun

Pubbl/distr/stampa

Berlin, : Mouton de Gruyter, 2004

ISBN

1-283-39652-1

9786613396525

3-11-019750-2

Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (412 p.)

Collana

Interface explorations ; ; 10

Altri autori (Persone)

MüllerGereon <1964->

GunkelLutz

ZifonunGisela

Disciplina

415.92

Soggetti

Grammar, Comparative and general - Inflection

Grammar, Comparative and general - Noun

Electronic books.

Lingua di pubblicazione

Inglese

Formato

Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico

Monografia

Note generali

Description based upon print version of record.

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

Sommario/riassunto

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