Advances in the Theory of the Lexicon (Interface by Dieter Wunderlich

By Dieter Wunderlich

The ebook investigates the interface constitution of the lexicon from a variety of views, together with typology and processing. It surveys paintings on verb sessions, verb-noun similarities, semantic representations, options and buildings of polysynthetic languages, study at the processing of inflectional and derivational components, and new paintings on inheritance-based community types. The publication might be of curiosity to researchers and complicated scholars in all fields of linguistics and within the cognitive sciences.

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Advances in the Theory of the Lexicon (Interface Explorations)

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Chomsky, Noam 1955 The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory. , Harvard University and MIT (Published in part 1975, New York: Plenum). 1957 Syntactic Structures. The Hague/Paris: Mouton. 1965 Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 1970 a Remarks on nominalizations. A. S. ), 184–221. Waltham: Ginn & Co (Reprinted in Chomsky 1972b: 11–61). 1970 b Deep structure, surface structure, and semantic interpretation. In Studies in General and Oriental Linguistics Presented to Shiro Hattori an the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday, R.

Chomsky 1981: 93) Summarizing, we can state that the conception of the lexicon as described in Chomsky (1981) marks progress in comparison to former views of the lexicon in Generative Grammar, since basic syntactic properties of words (especially their valency) are specified in the lexicon, which plays a “central role in the syntax by virtue of the projection principle” (Chomsky 1981: 92). On the other hand, Chomsky (1981) still considers the lexicon to be the place where primarily idiosyncrasies of language structure are stated.

Neef 2005b: 5) GRAMMAR phonology morphology syntax semantics LEXICON surface forms According to this conception, a linguistic (surface) form is grammatical if it obeys all relevant conditions of well-formedness. These conditions are spread over several linguistic modules that are defined with respect to the relevant domains. Phonology deals with the distribution of elements that have the potential to distinguish meanings, morphology deals with words as 50 Martin Neef and Heinz Vater the smallest freely occurring signs as combinations of form and meaning, syntax is concerned with the combination of words to phrases and sentences, while semantics is the locus for questions of meaning of linguistic expressions.

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