Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth

Authors: Wojdak, Rachel

  • Develops the innovative argument that affixation constitutes a means of satisfying the universal requirement that linguistic expressions be linearized
  • Brings to light new empirical data that is central to current debates on the nature of head movement
  • Presents Nuu-chah-nulth affixation as proof-of-concept for the hypothesis that syntax is "spelled out" to phonology in strictly minimal syntactic domains
  • Develops a minimalist approach to the linearization of affixal predicates in Nuu-chah-nulth
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The linearization of syntactic constructs stands at the forefront of current research on the syntax-phonology interface. This book examines the problem of linearization from a new perspective: that of the linearization of affixes. The driving proposal of this book is that affixation provides a means of satisfying the universal requirement that linguistic outputs be linearized. This hypothesis is tested against extensive original data from Nuu-chah-nulth ("Nootka"; Wakashan family), an endangered Amerindian language remarkable for its complex morphology. This volume introduces typologically rare affixation effects to current theoretical debates surrounding the division of labour between the modules of the grammar.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
73
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6548-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6548-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6549-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-2262-2
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 238
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