Download e-book for kindle: Grammatical Categories (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics) by Manzini/Savoia

By Manzini/Savoia

ISBN-10: 0521765196

ISBN-13: 9780521765190

Grammatical different types (e.g. complementizer, negation, auxiliary, case) are the most very important construction blocks of syntax and morphology. Categorization for this reason poses basic questions on grammatical buildings and in regards to the lexicon from which they're outfitted. Adopting a 'lexicalist' stance, the authors argue that lexical goods will not be epiphenomena, yet quite characterize the mapping of sound to which means (and vice versa) that classical conceptions suggest. Their rule-governed mix creates phrases, words and sentences - established by means of the 'categories' which are the article of the current inquiry. They argue that the excellence among sensible and non-functional different types, among content material phrases and inflections, isn't as deeply rooted in grammar as is frequently suggestion. of their argumentation they lay the emphasis on empirical facts, drawn in general from dialectal version within the Romance languages, in addition to from Albanian.

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