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Nominals: Inside and Out

Since the early 1970s, the proper treatment and nominals and nominalization has been fundamental to syntactic theory. And yet a satisfactory approach continues to prove elusive. Working within the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar, this book discusses the precise reasons why pronouns show particular distributions, why nominalized verbs inherit the predicational power of the verbs they’re derived from, and what kind of syntactic category derived nominals should be assigned. Recent developments in LFG make it possible to examine discourse clitics and case markers as well, meaning this collection can address both "classic" nominal issues and novel new perspectives.

280 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2003

Studies in Constraint-Based Lexicalism

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King
2. Parallel Optimization in Case Systems
Hanjung Lee
3. Discourse Clitics and Constructive Morphology in Hindi
Devyani Sharma
4. Coordination and Asymmetric Agreement in Welsh
Louisa Sadler
5. Reduced Pronominals and Argument Prominence
Anna Siewierska
6. French Psych Verbs and Derived Nouns
Carmen Kelling
7. Modelling Possessor Constructions In LFG: English and Hungarian
Erika Chisarik and John Payne
8. On Oblique Arguments and Adjuncts of Hungarian Event Nominals
Tibor Laczko
9. Hybrid Constructions in Gikuyu: Agentive Nominalizations and Infinitive-gerund Constructions
John M. Mugane
Language Index
Name Index
Subject Index

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