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Contiguity Theory

Contiguity Theory

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Current Minimalist approaches to syntax claim that languages simply vary in the distribution of overt movement. Some languages have overt wh-movement, or EPP effects, or movement of the verb to T, ... More

Creating LanguageIntegrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Creating Language: Integrating Evolution, Acquisition, and Processing

Morten H. Christiansen and Nick Chater

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034319
eISBN:
9780262334778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Language is a hallmark of the human species; the flexibility and unbounded expressivity of our linguistic abilities is unique in the biological world. In this book, Morten Christiansen and Nick ... More

Distributed Morphology TodayMorphemes for Morris Halle

Distributed Morphology Today: Morphemes for Morris Halle

Ora Matushansky and Alec Marantz (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019675
eISBN:
9780262314572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019675.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book offers a snapshot of current research in Distributed Morphology, highlighting the lasting influence of Morris Halle, a pioneer in generative linguistics. Distributed Morphology, which ... More

Distributed Reduplication

Distributed Reduplication

John Frampton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013260
eISBN:
9780262258777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013260.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A convincing account of reduplicative phenomena has been a longstanding problem for rule-based theories of morphophonology. Many scholars believe that derivational phonology is incapable in principle ... More

Edge-Based Clausal SyntaxA Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure

Edge-Based Clausal Syntax: A Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure

Paul M. Postal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014816
eISBN:
9780262295482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014816.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This book rejects the notion that an English phrase of the form verb + determiner phrase [V + DP] invariably involves a grammatical relation properly characterized as a direct object. It argues ... More

Foundational Issues in Linguistic TheoryEssays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Robert Freidin, Carlos P. Otero, and Maria Luisa Zubizarreta (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Jean-Roger Vergnaud’s work on the foundational issues in linguistics has proved influential over the past three decades. At MIT in 1974, Vergnaud (now holder of the Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in ... More

Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Jeff MacSwan (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Codeswitching is the alternate use of two or more languages among bilingual interlocutors. It is distinct from borrowing, which involves the phonological and morphological integration of a word from ... More

ImpostersA Study of Pronominal Agreement

Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Normally, a speaker uses a first person singular pronoun (in English, I, me, mine, myself) to refer to himself or herself. To refer to a single addressee, a speaker uses second person pronouns (you, ... More

Introducing Arguments

Introducing Arguments

Liina Pylkkänen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162548
eISBN:
9780262281980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162548.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This concise work offers a compositional theory of verbal argument structure in natural languages that focuses on how arguments which are not “core” arguments of the verb (arguments that are not ... More

Language and Equilibrium

Language and Equilibrium

Prashant Parikh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013451
eISBN:
9780262281263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013451.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book offers a new account of meaning for natural language. It argues that equilibrium, or balance among multiple interacting forces, is a key attribute of language and meaning, and shows how to ... More

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