The Linearization Of Affixes: Evidence From Nuu-Chah-Nulth

  • Rachel¬†Wojdak

Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pages 1-25
  3. Pages 27-68
  4. Pages 187-216
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-234

About this book

Introduction

The linearization of syntactic constructs stands at the forefront of current research on the syntax-phonology interface. This book examines the problem of linearization from a new perspective: that of the linearization of affixes. The driving proposal of this book is that affixation provides a means of satisfying the universal requirement that linguistic outputs be linearized. This hypothesis is tested against extensive original data from Nuu-chah-nulth ("Nootka"; Wakashan family), an endangered Amerindian language remarkable for its complex morphology. This volume introduces typologically rare affixation effects to current theoretical debates surrounding the division of labour between the modules of the grammar.

Keywords

Affix Derivation Proposition Syntax Verb adjective adverbial complements grammar infinitive language morphology objects subject syntactic

Authors and affiliations

  • Rachel¬†Wojdak
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6548-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6549-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6548-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4670
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