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Author Giegerich, Heinz J., author.

Title Lexical structures : compounding and the modules of grammar / Heinz J. Giegerich.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Edinburgh studies in theoretical linguistics ; 1
Edinburgh studies in theoretical linguistics ; 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Bringing together the subjects of English compounding and Chomsky's theory of Lexicalism, Heinz Giegerich demonstrates in this new study the impossibility of drawing a line between compounds and phrases, and therefore between the lexicon and the syntax, the two grammatical modules of Lexicalism. Proposing a new model of grammatical modularity, where the lexicon and the syntax overlap 'like slates on a roof', Giegerich examines long-standing and unresolved questions about the difference between English compounds and phrases. With its detailed study of compound words in English and its comprehensive analysis of Lexicalism's theoretical framework, this book will be of profound interest for all researchers and students with an interest in English linguistics, and in morphological, syntactic or phonological theory.
Contents Title page; Copyright; Contents; Preamble; Chapter 1 The grammar of adjectival attribution ; Chapter 2 Associative attribution ; Chapter 3 A mythology of fore-stress, end-stress and tree geometry ; Chapter 4 Interlude: the porous nature of lexical stratification ; Chapter 5 Lexical integrity? ; References; Authors index ; Subjects index.
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Subject English language -- Compound words.
English language -- Word formation.
English language -- Terms and phrases.
English language -- Syntax.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Terms and phrases.
Other Form: Print version: Giegerich, Heinz J. Lexical Structures. : Edinburgh University Press, ©2015 9781474408158
ISBN 0748630554 (electronic bk.)
9780748630554 (electronic bk.)