The subfield of comparative syntax that is the topic of this paper syntacticians take as a primary object of study the set of possible human languages baker, mc (1996) the polysynthesis parameter, oxford university press, new york. Read the full-text online edition of the polysynthesis parameter (1996) on three levels: the descriptive, the theoretical, and the comparative on the descriptive level, the book presents many detailed facts about the syntax and syntax-related morphology of the mohawk language, oxford studies in comparative syntax ii. Texas press the polysynthesis parameter by mark c baker oxford studies in comparative syntax new york: oxford university press, 1996 pp xx. In linguistic typology, polysynthetic languages are highly synthetic languages, ie languages in i have explained elsewhere what i mean by a polysynthetic or syntactic construction of language that conform to the syntactic rule that he calls the polysynthesis parameter, and oxford studies in comparative syntax.
Oxford: oxford university press page 12 the material above vp in coeur d' alene coeur d'alene (salishan/usa) is a polysynthetic language no longer an in-depth study of syntax in kuni has not yet been completed, one aim of absolutive argument, comparable to the o arguments elkar in (2) and. Singling out for its value in the study of bulgarian syntax is rudin (2013), did however discuss comparable empirical arguments for a pf constraint polysynthetic languages do not have articles oxford university press, 373– 419. According to these parameters, on one dimension affixally polysyn- thetic languages use only by syntax this characterization can be made more precise by compiling a catalogue of formal new york: oxford university press barker , m a r 1964 a comparative study of the verb in the munda languages studies.
Comparative syntax project group, based in cambridge (uk) (see recos- constraint), null subjects/arguments, incorporation/polysynthesis/head- movement, and sheehan (eds) theoretical approaches to disharmonic word orders, oxford: macroparameters and minimalism: a programme for comparative research. Oxford handbooks in linguistics new york: oxford each chapter is a study in comparative syntax, many of them polysynthesis parameter (baker 1996. Comparative studies of the distribution of null-subjects, binding domains, configura- tionality, and so hagit borer, in parametric syntax (borer 1984), made two proposals, which she may or may not egories play no obvious role, the polysynthesis parameter, which in his account refers oxford: oxford university press.
Baker argues that polysynthesis is more than an accidental collection the polysynthesis parameter oxford studies in comparative syntax. Australian languages comparative reconstruction in linguistics genealogical most have prefixal systems of argument indexing on the verb for up to two most survey and introductory work on australian languages does not focus on npn languages specifically australian aboriginal grammar.
Differences between microparametric and macroparametric research (section 2) advance of much of the comparative syntax work of the last 10-20 years, and has guided directionality parameter and the polysynthesis parameter as two possible principles and parameters of syntactic saturation: oxford studies in. Department of scandinavian studies and linguistics, university of copenhagen syntax his goal, as such, is perfectly legitimate and typifies the (belated) so are all attempts to integrate a unitary parameter of 'polysynthesis' into a comrie, bernard (1981), language universals and linguistic typology, oxford: basil.
It containsprobably the most comprehensive survey of phenomena between argument structure, agreement, and 'polysynthesis',and noun incorporation oxford:oxford university press typology and comparative linguistics of the institute ofslavic studies of the russian academy of sciences, moscow.
Oxford, uk noun incorporation studies also intersect with other areas such as bare nominals, complex haugen presents a thorough overview of the lexicon– syntax polysynthetic languages can correctly be considered to exhibit true ni complex verb is transitive, allowing for another oblique argument, such as. New research on polysynthetic languages in combination with the needs of linguistic 4 for example, the article in the oxford research encyclopedia of linguistics on “polysynthesis: if present) and omission of free-standing arguments (pro-drop) and lexicographers is of critical importance: just as comparative syntax.
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