Interphases Phase-Theoretic Investigations of Linguistic Interfaces Kleanthes K Grohmann

ISBN: 9780191562020

Published: June 30th 2014

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415 pages


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Interphases Phase-Theoretic Investigations of Linguistic Interfaces  by  Kleanthes K Grohmann

Interphases Phase-Theoretic Investigations of Linguistic Interfaces by Kleanthes K Grohmann
June 30th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 415 pages | ISBN: 9780191562020 | 5.27 Mb

This book addresses the fundamental issues in the phase-based approach to the mental computation of language that have arisen from the recent developments in the Minimalist Program. Leading linguists focus on phase theory and the interaction ofMoreThis book addresses the fundamental issues in the phase-based approach to the mental computation of language that have arisen from the recent developments in the Minimalist Program.

Leading linguists focus on phase theory and the interaction of syntax with the semantic and phonological interfaces. --This book addresses the fundamental issues in the phase-based approach to the mental computation of language that have arisen from the recent developments in the Minimalist Program. Leading linguists and promising young scholars from all over the world focus on two topics that are in the centre of current theorizing in syntax - the interaction of syntax with the conceptual-intentional and sensorimotor interfaces, and current formulations of phase theory.

Phases are a recent way of theorizing and modelling the computational system of human language in relation to the interfaces between syntactic derivation and logical form and phonological form. What exactly, for example, does Spell-Out do? Where do morphology and phonology kick in? Are these two levels of representation sufficient, too many, or not enough? How can the interaction between syntax and prosody be formally represented? The authors discuss these and other central questions includingthe degree to which phases are the right way to think about the dynamic system of language.

They consider how far the answers are likely to come from conceptual and theoretical considerations or from experimental and empirical research, which key components might be missing, and how the system can beimproved. Both in its parts and as a whole, the book explains and contributes to some of the liveliest and most central debates in contemporary linguistics.

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