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Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Morphosemantic Number:

From Kiowa Noun Classes to UG Number Features

Authors: Harbour, Daniel

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Number is a major research domain in semantics, syntax and morphology. However, no current theory of number is applicable to all three fields. In this work, Harbour argues that a unified theory is not only possible, but necessary for the study of Universal Grammar. Through insightful analysis of unfamiliar data, he shows that one and the same feature set is implicated in semantic and morphological number phenomena alike, with syntax acting as the conduit between the two. At the heart of the study is an original treatment of Kiowa, a North American language with a remarkable constellation of characteristics, including semantically based noun classification and complex agreement morphology.

This volume presents:

  • the foundations of a unified morphosemantic theory of number;
  • insight into the flow of information from the lexicon, via syntax, into the morphology;
  • wide-ranging topics: nominal semantics, noun classes, DP syntax, agreement, suppletion, complex morphology.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morphosemantic Number:
Book Subtitle
From Kiowa Noun Classes to UG Number Features
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
69
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5038-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5038-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5037-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5039-8
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 220
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