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AuthorToivonen, Ida. author
TitleNon-Projecting Words [electronic resource] : A Case Study of Swedish Particles / by Ida Toivonen
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0053-6
Descript XV, 237 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Focusing primarily on Swedish, a Germanic language whose particles have not previously been studied extensively, Non-Projecting Words: A Case Study on Swedish Particles develops a theory of non-projecting words in which particles are morphologically independent words that do not project phrases. Particles have long constituted a puzzle for Germanic syntax, as they exhibit properties of both morphological and syntactic constructs. Although non-projecting words have appeared in the literature before, it has gone largely unnoticed that such structures violate the basic tenets of X-bar theory. This work identifies these violations and develops a formally explicit revision of X-bar theory that can accommodate the requisite "weak" projections. The resulting theory, stated in terms of Lexical-Functional Grammar, also yields a novel classification of clitics, and it sheds new light on a range of recent theoretical proposals, including economy, multi-word constructions, and the primitives of lexical semantics. At an abstract level, we see that the modular, parallel-projection architecture of LFG is essential to the description of a variety of otherwise recalcitrant facts about non-projecting words


CONTENT

1. Introduction -- 1. Particles And Xโ{128}{153}-Theory -- 2. Swedish Clause Structure -- 3. Overview -- 2. Empirical Motivation -- 1. Particles As Non-Projecting Words -- 2. Arguments Against An XP Analysis -- 3. Arguments Against A Morphological Analysis -- 4. Particles and Clitics -- 5. Summary -- 3. Phrase Structure -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Xโ{128}{153}-Structure -- 3. Xโ{128}{153}-Principles -- 4. C-Structure To F-Structure Mappings -- 5. Linear Order -- 6. Economy of Expression -- 7. Summary of The C-Structure Theory -- 9. Conclusion -- 4. Verbal Particles In The Swedish VP -- 1. The C-Structure. -- 2. The Structure-Function Mapping -- 3. Head-Adjunction -- 4. Recursion -- 5. Economy And Swedish Particles -- 6. Word Order: Apparent Problems -- 7. Summary -- 5. The Meaning of Swedish Particles -- 1. Resultsative Particles -- 2. Aspectual Particles -- 3. Idiomatic Verb-Particle Combinations -- 4. Summary -- 6. Other Germanic Languages -- 1. Danish -- 2. German -- 3. English -- 4. The Complex Particle Construction -- 5. An Overview of Germanic Particles -- 7. Conclusion -- 1. Xโ{128}{153}-Theory -- 2. Economy Of Expression -- 3. The Structure-Function Mapping -- 4. Resultative Predication -- 5. Clitics -- 6. Summary -- Appendix A. Economy of Expression -- 1. The Economy Principle -- 2. Economy and Swedish Clause Structure -- 2.1. Object shift -- 2.2. V2 and Economy -- References -- Index Of Names -- Index Of Subjects


Linguistics Comparative linguistics Germanic languages Grammar Scandinavian languages Syntax Linguistics Grammar Syntax Theoretical Linguistics Scandinavian Comparative Linguistics Germanic Languages



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