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Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order

Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order

by Theresa Biberauer and Michelle Sheehan
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Publication Date: 05/12/2013
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This book considers the implications of cross-linguistic word-order patterns for linguistic theory. One of the salient results of Joseph Greenberg's pioneering work in language typology was the notion of a 'harmonic' word-order type, whereby if the verb appears at the left or right edge of the verb phrase, other heads (e.g. prepositions, nouns) also tend to do so. Today, however, there is recognition in both the typological and generative literature that very
many, and possibly even the majority of languages, fail to be fully harmonic in the sense that all head-complement pairs pattern alike. But does this imply limitless variation? The chapters in this volume,
written by international scholars, discuss the issues arising from this basic question, drawing on data from typologically distinct disharmonic languages, including Mandarin Chinese, Basque, Mocheno (a Tyrolean variety spoken in Northern Italy), French, English, Hixkaryana (a Cariban language), Khalkha Mongolian, Uyghur Turkic, and Afrikaans.The volume begins with a substantial introduction to the study of word order and its relation to linguistic theory. It is then
divided into sections on the nature of disharmony; the role of prosody; the question of Antisymmetry and novel alternatives to Antisymmetry; and the Final-over-Final Constraint. Aside from introducing new
empirical findings, the volume also offers a range of new perspectives on disharmonic word orders, the status of word order in linguistic theory, and theoretical accounts of typological gaps.
ISBN:
9780199684359
9780199684359
Category:
Grammar
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
05-12-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
550
Dimensions (mm):
236x162x39mm
Weight:
0.98kg

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