Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Icelandic Morphosyntax and Argument Structure

Authors: Wood, Jim

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  • Provides a cohesive and thorough overview of Icelandic argument structure alternations
  • Shows a syntactic theory of argument structure in which the syntax is much more autonomous than in its closest relatives
  • Presents a thorough analysis of recalcitrant Icelandic “-st middles”
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This book provides a detailed study of Icelandic argument structure alternations within a syntactic theory of argument structure. Building on recent theorizing within the Minimalist Program and Distributed Morphology, the author proposes that much of what is traditionally attributed to syntax should be relegated to the interfaces, and adapts the late insertion theory of morphology to semantics. The resulting system forms sound-meaning pairs by generating hierarchical structures that can be translated into morphological representations, on the one hand, and semantic representations, on the other. The syntactic primitives, however, underdetermine both morphophonology and semantics. Without appealing to special stipulations, the theory derives constraints on the external argument of causative-alternation verbs, interpretive restrictions on nominative objects, and the optionally agentive interpretation of verbs denoting self-directed motion.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Icelandic Morphosyntax and Argument Structure
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
90
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09138-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09138-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09137-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34811-7
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 316
Number of Illustrations
76 b/w illustrations
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