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The Resource Mirrors and microparameters : phrase structure beyond free word order, David Adger, Daniel Harbour, and Laurel J. Watkins

Mirrors and microparameters : phrase structure beyond free word order, David Adger, Daniel Harbour, and Laurel J. Watkins

Label
Mirrors and microparameters : phrase structure beyond free word order
Title
Mirrors and microparameters
Title remainder
phrase structure beyond free word order
Statement of responsibility
David Adger, Daniel Harbour, and Laurel J. Watkins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the nature of syntactic structure? Why do some languages have radically free word order ('nonconfigurationality')? Do parameters vary independently (the micro-view) or can they co-vary en masse (the macro-view)? Mirrors and Microparameters examines these questions by looking beyond the definitional criterion of nonconfigurationality - that arguments may be freely ordered, omitted, and split. Drawing on newly discovered data from Kiowa, a member of the largely undescribed Kiowa-Tanoan language family, the book reveals that classically nonconfigurational languages can nonetheless exhibit robustly configurational effects. Reconciling the cooccurrence of such freedom with such rigidity has major implications for the Principles and Parameters program. This novel approach to nonconfigurational languages challenges widespread assumptions of linguistic theory and throws light on the syntactic structures, ordering principles, and nature of parametrization that comprise Universal Grammar"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adger, David
Dewey number
497/.492
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PM1531
LC item number
.A34 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harbour, Daniel
  • Watkins, Laurel J.
Series statement
Cambridge studies in linguistics
Series volume
122
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kiowa language
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Syntax
  • Kontrastive Syntax
  • Kiowa-Sprache
Label
Mirrors and microparameters : phrase structure beyond free word order, David Adger, Daniel Harbour, and Laurel J. Watkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Nonconfigurationality and polysynthesis -- The clausal spin -- Making mirrors -- Interface properties of clausal domains -- Anti-quantification and the syntax-semantics interface -- Conclusion
Control code
647846324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511658198
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612402456
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
240245
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647846324
Label
Mirrors and microparameters : phrase structure beyond free word order, David Adger, Daniel Harbour, and Laurel J. Watkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Nonconfigurationality and polysynthesis -- The clausal spin -- Making mirrors -- Interface properties of clausal domains -- Anti-quantification and the syntax-semantics interface -- Conclusion
Control code
647846324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511658198
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612402456
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
240245
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647846324

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