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Projecting Morphology

edited by Louisa Sadler and Andrew Spencer

The strict separation of syntax and morphology along with the rejection of derivational operations in structural syntax are two of several principles in contemporary lexicalist theories. The syntactic theory of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) recognizes that this separation between syntax and morphology applies only to a structural domain but also that both are equal, interacting, and competing contributors in a functional domain.

This book discusses the role of morphology in LFG, reintroducing two seminal papers on the impact of the development of LFG on morphology, while presenting new papers on current morphological issues. Theoretical issues addressed include the relationship between synthetic and analytic exponents of functional features; the need for a separate projection of m-structures; the nature of morphosyntactic paradigms; optimality theory's role in LFG morphology; and the use of LFG architecture in morphological description.

Louisa Sadler and Andrew Spencer are professors in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.


  • Contributors
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • 1 Introduction Louisa Sadler and Andrew Spencer
  • 2 Multilingual Processing of Auxiliaries within LFG Miriam Butt, María-Eugina Niño, Frédérique Segond
  • 3 Tense in LFG: Syntax and Morphology Anette Frank and Annie Zaenen
  • 4 Morphology: an overview of central concepts Andrew Spencer
  • 5 Paradigms and Periphrasic Expression Farrell Ackerman and Gregory Stump
  • 6 Relating Morphology to Syntax Louisa Sadler and Rachel Nordlinger
  • 7 Syntactic Information and its Morphological Expression Peter Sellsr
  • Subject Index
  • Language Index


ISBN (Paperback): 1575864703 (9781575864709)
ISBN (Cloth): 157586469X (9781575864693)
ISBN (Electronic): 1575869284 (9781575869285)

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