Interfaces of Morphology. A Festschrift for Susan Olsen

7 Oct


Interfaces of Morphology. A Festschrift for Susan Olsen

Ed. by Härtl, Holden

AKADEMIE VERLAG, De Gruyter, 2013

The morphological system as a core component of the language faculty organizes a number of structure-building operations and constitutes the basis of lexical productivity as a central trait of human language. Here, word-formation represents a classical domain, which decisively participates in the creation and memorization of novel concepts. What is hotly discussed is the status of morphology. The debate centers around questions about the autonomy of morphological processes and, in particular, if word-formation could, in fact, be fused with syntactic or semantic-conceptual levels of the language system. Is it reason-able to postulate a separate morphological system in view of the fact that several mechanisms which are traditionally regarded as morphological are systematically mirrored in other components of the language system such as, e.g., syntax or phonology? Against this background, the current volume fills a critical gap in the research on this topic as it brings together various perspectives on interfacing areas of morphol-ogy. The approaches focus on the interplay between different types of grammatical and non-linguistic information in general as well as on the formation and modification of words and lexical units. Morpho-syntactic, semantic, phonological as well as textual aspects are examined from a broad disciplinary spec-trum in order to contribute to an investigation of lexical creativity and flexibility from perspectives of system-theoretical and cognitive-scientific linguistics as well as computer linguistics and literary science.

Front Matter

Morphological mismatches in discontinuous noun phrases

On indefinite NPs participating in the German predicate complex

English particle verbs are complex heads: Evidence from nominalization

D-Linking vs. degree: Inflected and uninflected welch in exclamatives and rhetorical questions

Reflexivization and intensification in syntax and lexicon

Don’t mince your words: In defense of lexical integrity

Expertengeprüft und vom Experten geprüft: Zur Semantik von Nomen-Partizip II-Komposita und ihrer präpositionalen Partner

Arguments of non-heads

Aspekte des Absentivs: Wir sind Sue gratulieren — Zum Problem der Lokalisierung im Absentiv

Semantische Kongruenz

Selektion und Interpretation morpho-syntaktischer Einheiten

Secondary stress in morphologically complex words in Faroese: A word game

On participles of German verbs borrowed from English

Morphological code-mixing: The case of Zulu agreement in English

English — synthetic, analytic and synthetic again? Are we going round in circles? The cases of the reduced auxiliaries have and will

Corpus-based modeling of the semantic transparency of noun-noun compounds

Why say yes in Joyce? Molly Bloom’s yes because in the “Penelope” episode of Ulysses



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