Lexical-Functional Syntax

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Lexical-Functional Syntax, 2nd Edition, the definitive text for Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) with a focus on syntax, is updated to reflect recent developments in the field.

  • Provides both an introduction to LFG and a synthesis of major theoretical developments in lexical-functional syntax over the past few decades
  • Includes in-depth discussions of a large number of syntactic phenomena from typologically diverse languages
  • Features extensive problem sets and solutions in each chapter to aid in self-study
  • Incorporates reader feedback from the 1st Edition to correct errors and enhance clarity
 

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Contents

Movement Paradoxes
11
Contents
17
Formally Modeling the Architecture
39
Monotonicity and Some of Its Consequences
73
Inflectional Morphology and Phrase Structure Variation
87
Endocentricity and Heads
129
Pronoun Incorporation and Agreement
151
Topicalization and Scrambling
196
Anaphoric Control
309
From Argument Structure to Functional Structure
324
Problem Sets and Solutions
349
Problem Set 3
370
Problem Set 5
391
Problem Set 6
417
Solutions to Selected Problems
436
References for the Problems
461

Binding Predication and Control
227
Types of Bound Anaphors
254
Predication Relations
286

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About the author (2015)

Joan Bresnan is Sadie Dernham Patek Professor in Humanities Emerita at Stanford University and a Senior Researcher at Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information. One of the principal architects of lexical-functional grammar, Bresnan is a former President of the Linguistic Society of America, an inaugural Fellow of the LSA, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society, a Fellow of the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, and a Guggenheim Fellow.

Ash Asudeh is University Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Oxford, Hugh Price Fellow at Jesus College, and Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. He is a recipient of an Early Researcher Award from the Province of Ontario and the E.W. Beth Prize. He is the author of The Logic of Pronominal Resumption (2012).

Ida Toivonen is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Carleton University. She has published on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; and is the author of Non-Projecting Words (2001), and co-editor of Saami Linguistics (2007).

Stephen Wechsler is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas. He is the author of The Semantic Basis of Argument Structure (1995), and co-author of The Many Faces of Agreement (2003).

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