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Basque Auxiliaries and the Structure of Spellout

  • Includes comprehensive treatment of markedness and second-position phenomena within Distributed Morphology

  • Discusses synthesis of diverse existing cross-linguistic morphology research into a coherent and predictive theory

  • Contains monograph-length treatment of an entire inflectional system?


Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Karlos Arregi, Andrew Nevins
    Pages 1-47
  3. Karlos Arregi, Andrew Nevins
    Pages 49-109
  4. Karlos Arregi, Andrew Nevins
    Pages 111-199
  5. Karlos Arregi, Andrew Nevins
    Pages 201-235
  6. Karlos Arregi, Andrew Nevins
    Pages 237-340
  7. Karlos Arregi, Andrew Nevins
    Pages 341-360
  8. Karlos Arregi, Andrew Nevins
    Pages 361-374
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 375-418

About this book


This comprehensive treatment of several phenomena in Distributed Morphology explores a number of topics of high relevance to current linguistic theory. It examines the structure of the syntactic and postsyntactic components of word formation, and the role of hierarchical, featural, and linear restrictions within the auxiliary systems of several varieties of Basque.

The postsyntactic component is modeled as a highly articulated system that accounts for what is shared and what exhibits variation across Basque dialects. The emphasis is on a principled ordering of postsyntactic operations based on their intrinsic properties, and on the relationship between representations in the Spellout component of grammar with other grammatical modules. The analyses in the book treat related phenomena in other languages and thereby have much to offer for a general morphology readership, as well as those interested in the syntax-morphology interface, the theory of Distributed Morphology, and Basque.


Allomorphy Basque dialects Biscayan dialect Clitic placement Distributed Morphology Lekeitio dialect Morphological word Morphosyntactic markedness Ondarru dialect Postsyntactic component Syntax morphology Word formation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of LinguisticsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Dept. LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Morphotactics
  • Book Subtitle Basque Auxiliaries and the Structure of Spellout
  • Authors Karlos Arregi
    Andrew Nevins
  • Series Title Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies Natural Language
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-3888-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-8182-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-3889-8
  • Series ISSN 0924-4670
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 420
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Syntax
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