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Title The discourse potential of underspecified structures / edited by Anita Steube
Published Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 611 pages) : illustrations
Series Language, context, and cognition ; v. 8
Language, context, and cognition ; v. 8.
Contents Frontmatter; Contents; Introduction; Underspecification in the Lexicon: The Indo-European Root Cconcept; Multiple suffixes and nominal word formation in Indo-European languages; The Structure of the Indo-European Lexicon: Nominal Word Formation and the Secondary Lexicon; Underspecification and the noun/verb distinction: Late Archaic Chinese and Khmer; Underspecification and Coercion: Nouns and Nominalizations in German; What Kind of Events Do Achievements Describe?; Right Boundary Achievements under Conative Negation; Negating Right Boundary Achievements (Comments on Malink)
Summary The volume demonstrates the interdependence of man?s language capacity and his other conceptual capacities. This enables linguistic structures to be minimalised, and for extra-linguistic domains to provide much of the interpretations of sound and meaning. Underspecification is demonstrated in the word formation of Indo-European, Late Archaic Chinese and modern Khmer; on the word- and sentence levels by the event structures of German; and in the information structure predominantly of languages with the so-called free word order: German, Slavic languages, Arabic compared with English and the ton
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 598-599) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Underspecification (Linguistics)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative.
Underspecification (Linguistics)
Grammaire comparée et générale.
Form Electronic book
Author Steube, Anita.
LC no. 2008029788
ISBN 9783110209303