By Peter Ackema
The phenomena mentioned via the authors diversity from man made compounding in English to contract alternations in Arabic and complementizer contract in dialects of Dutch. Their exposition combines insights from lexicalism and disbursed morphology, and is expressed in phrases available to students and complicated scholars. - precise exploration of interfaces of morphology with syntax and phonology - large empirical scope with many new observations - theoretically cutting edge and significant - available to scholars with chapters designed to be used in instructing
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A a a a a bath bath bath bath bath in the shape of a table to put on a table for washing tables made out of tables to use before sitting at a table '' What we will discuss here is the interpretation of incorporated nouns themselves, not whether they can somehow be linked (with respect to their reference) to syntactic constituents of a particular type. It seems to be uncontroversial that incorporated nouns cannot be related to syntactic subjects or adjuncts, although, as we will see, they can be interpreted as subjects or adjuncts themselves.
Blauw; verftj hij alleen John paints always everything red. Blue faints he only de deur [t; tj]. the door 'John always paints everything red. ' There seems to be ample evidence, then, for the existence of two different types of complex X°s: one type is generated in morphology and the other in syntax. The co-existence of syntactically and morphologically complex heads poses a challenge to the idea that both are derived in the same way, by headto-head movement. We know of one account that deals with this issue.
22 Beyond Morphology interpreted as 'being declared bankrupt'. The status of such examples is comparable to the parallel cases in (9a',b') which do involve deverbal nominals. (9) a. [The physicist's Nobel prize so clearly undeservedly] surprised the academic world, a'. [The physicist's promotion so clearly undeservedly] surprised the academic world. b. [John's bankruptcy so suddenly] dismayed us. b . [John's application for a loan so suddenly] dismayed us. Besides the alleged possibility of stranding, Fu et al.