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Author Harbour, Daniel.

Title Morphosemantic number : from Kiowa noun classes to UG number features / by Daniel Harbour
Published Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 216 pages)
Series Studies in natural language and linguistic theory ; v. 69
Studies in natural language and linguistic theory ; v. 69
Contents AGREEMENT AND SUPPLETION. 4.1 Suppletion -- 4.1.1 Number-sensitive predicates -- 4.1.2 Clarification -- 4.2 Analysis of the Basic Cases -- 4.2.1 Assumptions -- 4.2.2 Analysis -- 4.2.3 Summary -- 4.3 Inversive mismatches -- 4.3.1 Minus-valued classes -- 4.3.2 Plus-valued class -- 4.4 Group-induced mismatches -- 4.4.1 Collectives -- 4.4.2 Mass nouns -- 4.5 Harder cases -- 4.5.1 Pluralia-tantum-induced mismatches -- 4.5.2 Animate- and reflexive-induced mismatches -- 4.6 Conclusion -- 4.7 Appendix: Adverbs built on suppletive roots -- CH. THE AGREEMENT PREFIX. 5.1 Preliminaries -- 5.1.1 Theoretical assumptions -- 5.2 Reduction of explicanda -- 5.2.1 'any'. 5.2.2 More x deletion -- 5.2.3 Animate/reflexive deletion -- Person deletion / 5.2.4 Impoverishment -- More person deletion / 5.2.5 Impoverishment -- Subregularities / 5.3 Segmentation I -- Segments / 5.4 Segmentation II
Cover -- TOCable of Contents -- Abstract -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations and notational conventions -- Kiowa phonemes and orthography -- CH. FRAMEWORK. 1.1 Aim: A morphosemantic theory of number -- 1.2 Main claim and overview -- 'Morphosemantic'. 1.4 Framework / 1.3 Conceptual clarification -- 1.5 Overview of Kiowa structure -- 1.5.1 Sources -- 1.5.2 The people -- 1.5.3 The language -- 1.5.4 Orthography -- Meaning and features / CH. KIOWA'S NOUN CLASSES. 2.1 Overview -- 2.2 Preliminaries -- 2.3 The noun classes -- 2.3.1 The SDP class -- 2.3.2 The SDI class -- 2.3.3 The IDP class -- 2.3.4 The IDS class -- 2.3.5 The IDI class -- 2.3.6 The SDS class -- 2.3.7 The PPP class -- 2.3.8 The SSS class -- 2.3.9 The SII class -- 2.4 Semantic coherence of the classes -- 2.4.1 The animate classes -- 2.4.2 The main vegetal classes -- 2.4.3 Symmetric non-constant classes -- 2.4.4 Symmetric constant classes -- 2.4.5 The default class -- 2.4.6 Summary -- 2.5 Against a tenth class -- 2.6 Phonological incoherence -- 2.6.1 Inverse allophones -- 2.6.2 Thematic nouns -- 2.6.3 Conclusion -- CH. NUMBER FEATURES. 3.1 Referential cardinality -- 3.1.1 Natural classes -- 3.1.2 Definitions -- 3.2 Class -- 3.2.1 Classification by cardinality features -- Mnemonics / 3.2.2 ClassP and number on D. 3.2.3 Derivations I -- More inverse marking / 3.2.4 Derivations II -- 3.2.5 Summary -- 3.3 Mnemonic naturalness -- 3.4 Spurious S/P. 3.4.1 Types of grouphood -- Grouphood / 3.4.2 Derivations III -- 3.4.3 Summary -- 3.5 Mass nouns -- 3.5.1 Conjunction -- 3.6 Conclusion -- Missing mnemonics / 3.7 Appendix -- 3.7.1 Beyond Merrifield's method -- Formal demonstrations / 3.8 Appendix -- 3.8.1 Cardinality -- 3.8.2 Grouphood -- CH
Summary "Number is a major research domain in semantics, syntax and morphology. However, no current theory of number is applicable to all three fields. In this work, Harbour argues that a unified theory is not only possible, but necessary for the study of Universal Grammar. Through analysis of unfamiliar data, he shows that one and the same feature set is implicated in semantic and morphological number phenomena alike, with syntax acting as the conduit between the two. At the heart of the study is an original treatment of Kiowa, a North American language with a remarkable constellation of characteristics, including semantically based noun classification and complex agreement morphology."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-213) and index
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Morphosyntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Number.
Kiowa language -- Grammar.
Semantics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1402050372 (Cloth)
1402050380
9781402050374 (Cloth)
9781402050381