Syntactic effects of morphological change

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Syntactic effects of morphological change

edited by David W. Lightfoot

(Oxford linguistics)

Oxford University Press, 2002

  • : pbk

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注記

Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-404) and index

内容説明・目次

巻冊次

ISBN 9780199250684

内容説明

This book presents the latest thinking on the nature and causes of language change. The authors consider how far changes in morphology (e.g. inflectional word endings) cause changes in syntax (e.g. word order). They examine such phenomena from the perspective of current syntactic and psycholinguistic theory, in particular addressing the issues raised by the hypothesis that grammatical change is driven by how children acquire language. Theoretical questions are discussed in the context of change in a wide variety of languages over a range of periods. The authors are distinguished scholars from the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and the UK.

目次

  • 1. Introduction
  • PART I: MORPHOLOGICALLY DRIVEN CHANGES
  • 2. The History of the Future
  • 3. Case and Middle English Genitive Noun Phrases
  • 4. Split Constituents Within NP in the History of English: Commentary on Allen
  • 5. Inflectional Morphology and the Loss of Verb-Second in English
  • 6. The Rise of the to Dative in Middle English
  • 7. Double Objects and Morphological Triggers for Syntactic Case
  • 8. Cue-Based Change: Inflection and Subjects in the History of Portuguese Infinitives
  • 9. Loss of Verbal Morphology and the Status of Referential Null Subjects in Brazilian Portuguese
  • 10. Loss of Overt Wh-Movement in Old Japanese
  • 11. Changes in Subject Case Marking in Icelandic
  • PART II: INDIRECT LINKS BETWEEN MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX
  • 12. A Reinterpretation of the loss of verb-second in Welsh
  • 13. The Loss of IP-Scrambling in Portuguese: Clause Structure, Word Order Variation and Change
  • PART III: INDEPENDENT CHANGES IN MOVEMENT OPERATIONS
  • 14. Residual V-to-I
  • 15. Syntax and Morphology are Different: Commentary on Jonas
  • 16. Verb-Object Order in Old English: Variation as Grammatical Competition
  • 17. VO or OV? That's the Underlying Question: Commentary on Pintzuk
  • 18. Movement, Morphology, and Learnability
  • 19. Object Shift and Holmberg's Generalization in the History of Norwegian
  • PART IV: COMPUTER SIMULATIONS
  • 20. The Computational Study of Diachronic Linguistics
  • 21. Grammar Competition and Language Change
巻冊次

: pbk ISBN 9780199250691

内容説明

David Lightfoot's collection explores a central aspect of language change: the nature and degree to which changes in morphology (inflectional word endings, for example) cause changes in syntax (for example, in word order). The 22 contributors consider such phenomena within the context of Chomsky's minimalist revision of his principles (of universal grammar) and parameters (of individual languages) theory. They also address some of the main unanswered problems associated with Professor Lightfoot's hypothesis that all grammatical change is driven by the way in which children acquire language. These questions are discussed in the context of a wide range of languages by distinguished scholars from around the world. There are 21 chapters divided into 4 parts: Morphologically Driven Changes, Indirect Links Between Morphology and Syntax, Independent Changes in Movement Operations, and Computer Simulations.

目次

  • 1. Introduction
  • PART I: MORPHOLOGICALLY DRIVEN CHANGES
  • 2. The History of the Future
  • 3. Case and Middle English Genitive Noun Phrases
  • 4. Split Constituents Within NP in the History of English: Commentary on Allen
  • 5. Inflectional Morphology and the Loss of Verb-Second in English
  • 6. The Rise of the to Dative in Middle English
  • 7. Double Objects and Morphological Triggers for Syntactic Case
  • 8. Cue-Based Change: Inflection and Subjects in the History of Portuguese Infinitives
  • 9. Loss of Verbal Morphology and the Status of Referential Null Subjects in Brazilian Portuguese
  • 10. Loss of Overt Wh-Movement in Old Japanese
  • 11. Changes in Subject Case Marking in Icelandic
  • PART II: INDIRECT LINKS BETWEEN MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX
  • 12. A Reinterpretation of the loss of verb-second in Welsh
  • 13. The Loss of IP-Scrambling in Portuguese: Clause Structure, Word Order Variation and Change
  • PART III: INDEPENDENT CHANGES IN MOVEMENT OPERATIONS
  • 14. Residual V-to-I
  • 15. Syntax and Morphology are Different: Commentary on Jonas
  • 16. Verb-Object Order in Old English: Variation as Grammatical Competition
  • 17. VO or OV? That's the Underlying Question: Commentary on Pintzuk
  • 18. Movement, Morphology, and Learnability
  • 19. Object Shift and Holmberg's Generalization in the History of Norwegian
  • PART IV: COMPUTER SIMULATIONS
  • 20. The Computational Study of Diachronic Linguistics
  • 21. Grammar Competition and Language Change

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