Lexical Structures (Edinburgh Studies in Theoretical by Heinz J Giegerich

By Heinz J Giegerich

Bringing jointly the topics of English compounding and Chomsky's concept of Lexicalism, Heinz Giegerich demonstrates during this new learn the impossibility of drawing a line among compounds and words, and for this reason among the lexicon and the syntax, the 2 grammatical modules of Lexicalism. offering a brand new version of grammatical modularity, the place the lexicon and the syntax overlap 'like slates on a roof', Giegerich examines long-standing and unresolved questions about the adaptation among English compounds and words. With its specific research of compound phrases in English and its entire research of Lexicalism's theoretical framework, Lexical buildings: Compounding and the Modules of Grammar will be of profound curiosity for all researchers and scholars with an curiosity in English linguistics, and in morphological, syntactic or phonological theory.

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