Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Dynamic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun Incorporation

Authors: Barrie, Michael

  • Ties together two influential theories of phrase structure, Bare Phrase Structure and Antisymmetry, in a fresh and innovative way
  • Offers an insightful and elegant analysis of noun incorporation
  • Provides a wide empirical coverage of noun incorporation and related phenomena
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This innovative analysis of noun incorporation and related linguistic phenomena does more than just give readers an insightful exploration of its subject. The author re-evaluates—and forges links between—two influential theories of phrase structure: Chomsky’s Bare Phrase Structure and Richard Kayne’s Antisymmetry. The text details how the two linguistic paradigms interact to cause differing patterns of noun incorporation across world languages. With a solid empirical foundation in its close reading of Northern Iroquoian languages especially, Barrie argues that noun incorporation needs no special mechanism, but results from a symmetry-breaking operation.

 

Drawing additional data from English, German, Persian, Tamil and the Polynesian language Niuean, this synthesis has major implications for our understanding of the formation of the verbal complex and the intra-position (roll-up) movement. It will be priority reading for students of phrase structure, as well as Iroquoian language scholars.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Barrie, Michael

    Pages 1-22

  • Theoretical Background

    Barrie, Michael

    Pages 23-52

  • Unifying Antisymmetry and Bare Phrase Structure

    Barrie, Michael

    Pages 53-91

  • Noun Incorporation in Northern Iroquoian

    Barrie, Michael

    Pages 93-126

  • Noun Incorporation and Its Kind in Other Languages

    Barrie, Michael

    Pages 127-157

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3656-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun Incorporation
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
84
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1570-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1570-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1569-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3656-6
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 198
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