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Lexical and Constructional Aspects of Linguistic Explanation cover

Lexical and Constructional Aspects of Linguistic Explanation

edited by Gert Webelhuth, Jean-Pierre Koenig, and Andreas Kathol

This anthology draws together leading linguists, logicians, and computer scientists working on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Construction Grammar. Covering a wide array of linguistic topics and languages, the papers in this book document the singular ability of lexicalist theories of grammar to provide analyses which combine the advantages of explanatoriness, analytic precision, and thorough empirical data coverage. Topics that are discussed include: argument structure, idiomatic constructions, case and agreement, anaphora and ellipsis, syntactic locality and nonlocality, quantification, word structure, issues in processing and formalization, and unbounded dependencies.

Gert Webelhuth is an associate professor of linguistics at the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jean-Pierre Koenig is an assistant professor of linguistics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Andreas Kathol is an assistant professor of linguistics at the Unversity of California, Berkeley.


  • Contributors

  • 1 Introduction
    Gert Webelhuth, Jean-Pierre Koenig, and Andreas Kathol
  • Part I Lexical Argument Structure

  • 2 Kinds of Objecthood in Chamorro Grammar
    Michael Dukes
  • 3 A Composition Approach to Modern Greek ‘Weak Form’ Possessives
    Dimitra Kolliakou
  • 4 West Greenlandic Noun Incorporation in a Monohierachical Theory of Grammar
    Robert Malouf
  • 5 Dissociations Between ArG-ST and Grammatical Relations
    Christopher D. Manning and Ivan A. Sag
  • Part II Lexical and Syntactic Constructions

  • 6 A Lexical Approach to Quantifier Floating in French
    Anne Abeillé and Danièle Godard
  • 7 German Pied-Piped Infinitives
    Kordula De Kuthy
  • 8 Inversion and Constructional Inheritance
    Charles J. Fillmore
  • 9 German Partial-VP Topicalization Revisited
    Walt Detmar Meurers
  • 10 English Number Names in HPSG
    Jeffrey D. Smith
  • Part III Binding Theory

  • 11 Long-Distance Reflexives and the Binding Square of Opposition
    António Brancoand Palmira Marrafa
  • 12 HPSG, GB, and the Balinese Bind
    Stephen Wechsler
  • Part IV Case and Agreement

  • 13 Peripheral COnstructions and Core Phenomena
    Emily Bender and Dan Flickinger
  • 14 Locus Agreement in American Sign Language
    Kearsy Cormier, Stephen Wechsler, and Richard P. Meier
  • 15 On Case Assignment and “Adjunct as Complements”
    Adam Przepiórkowski
  • Part V Formal and Computational Issues

  • 16 The Importance of Being Lazy
    Thilo Götz and Walt Detmar Meures
  • 17 Inside-Out Constraints and Description Languages for HPSG
    Jean-Pierre Koenig
  • 18 Strong Generative Capacity in HPSG
    Carl J. Pollard
  • 19 Off-line Constraint Propogation for Efficient HPSG Processing
    Walt Detmar Meurers and Guido Minnen
  • Part VI Semantics and Pragmatics

  • 20 Conjunctive Semantics for Semantically Transparent Adverbials
    David P. Baxter
  • 21 Antecednt Contained Ellipsis in HPSG
    Howard Gregory and Shalom Lappin
  • 22 The Scope-Marking Construction in German
    Andreas Kathol
  • 23 Lexicalization of Context
    Graham Wilcock
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index


ISBN (Paperback): 1575861526 (9781575861524)
ISBN (Cloth): 1575861534 (9781575861531)
ISBN (Electronic): 1575869721 (9781575869728)

Subject: Linguistics; Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG); Lexical Grammar

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