Form-Function Incongruity and the Architecture of Grammar

Edited by Elaine J. Francis and Laura A. Michaelis

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Edited by Elaine J. Francis and Laura A. Michaelis

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300 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2002
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781575863832 Published September 2002
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781575863849 Published September 2002
Linguistic mismatch phenomena involve semiotic functions that attach to forms in defiance of grammatical design features. Noun phrases, when used as predicates, provide one example: how do predicate nominals correspond to our theories of what nouns mean? How do such phenomena challenge traditional conceptions of grammar? How do competing theories of the syntax-semantics interface stand up when confronted with mismatch phenomena? Mismatch addresses these questions through the efforts of some of the most original thinkers in syntactic and semantic theory, exploring a wide variety of mismatch phenomena in a broad sampling of languages.
1. Mismatch: A Crucible for Linguistic Theory
Elaine J. Francis and Laura A. Michaelis
Part I: Mismatch in Complex Predicates
2. The Chimwi:ni Reflexive Puzzle: Filling a Gap in the Typology of Complex Predicates
Alex Alsina
3. Morphosemantic Mismatches and Realization-Based Lexicalism
Farrell Ackerman
4. Words by Default: The Persian Complex Predicate Construction
Adele E. Goldberg
Part II: Categorial Mismatch
5. Theoretical Implications of Grammatical Category - Grammatical Relation Mismatches
Frederick J. Newmeyer
6. Categorial Mismatch in a Multi-Modular Theory of Grammar
Etsuyo Yuasa and Elaine J. Francis
Part III: Mismatch and Coercion
7. Coercion in a Cross-linguistic Theory of Aspect
Henriëtte de Swart
8. Headless Constructions and Coercion by Construction
Laura A. Michaelis
9. Dynamic Properties of Enriched Composition
Maria Mercedes Piñango
Part IV: Mismatch in Grammar
10. Mismatches in Autonomous Modular versus Derivational Grammars
Jerrold M. Sadock
11. Mismatches in Default Inheritance
Richard Hudson
12. Cooperating Constructions
Robert Malouf
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