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Mismatch

Form-Function Incongruity and the Architecture of Grammar

Distributed for Center for the Study of Language and Information

Mismatch

Form-Function Incongruity and the Architecture of Grammar

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.

300 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2002

Lecture Notes

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics, Syntax and Semantics


Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
Index

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