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By David Adger

ISBN-10: 0262018616

ISBN-13: 9780262018616

ISBN-10: 0262518309

ISBN-13: 9780262518307

In A Syntax of Substance, David Adger proposes a brand new method of word constitution that eschews useful heads and labels constructions exocentrically. His thought concurrently simplifies the syntactic method and restricts the variety of attainable buildings, ruling out the ever present (remnant) roll-up derivations and forcing a separation of arguments from their obvious heads. This new procedure has a few empirical results, which Adger explores within the area of relational nominals throughout diverse language households, together with Germanic, Romance, Celtic, Polynesian, and Semitic. He indicates that the relationality of such nouns as hand, edge, or mother -- which appear to have as a part of their which means a relation among ingredients -- is really a part of the syntactic illustration within which they're used instead of an inherent a part of their which means. This empirical end result follows at once from the hot syntactic method, as does a singular research of PP enhances to nouns and possessors. Given this, he argues that nouns can, commonly, be regarded as easily requirements of substance, differentiating them from real predicates. A Syntax of Substance deals an cutting edge contribution to debates in theoretical syntax in regards to the nature of syntactic representations and the way they connect with semantic interpretation and linear order.

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