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Roots and Patterns Hebrew Morpho-Syntax

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ISBN-10: 1402032455

ISBN-13: 9781402032455

Edition: 2005

Authors: Maya Arad

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This book is simultaneously a theoretical study in morphosyntax and an in-depth empirical study of Hebrew. Based on Hebrew data, the book defends the status of the root as a lexical and phonological unit and argues that roots, rather than verbs or nouns, are the primitives of word formation. A central claim made throughout the book is the role of locality in word formation, teasing apart word formation from roots and word formation from existing words syntactically, semantically and phonologically. The book focuses on Hebrew, a language with rich verb morphology, where both roots and noun- and verb-creating morphology are morphologically transparent. The study of Hebrew verbs is based on a…    
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 7/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Roots: where syntax, morphology and the lexicon meet
Why roots? The decomposition debate
Distributed morphology and the syntax-morphology interface
Hebrew and the syntax-morphology interface
The argument for the root: structure and scope of the book
The noun-verb asymmetry in Hebrew: when are patterns obligatory?
Introduction: roots and features
Hebrew roots and patterns: the verbal system
A noun-verb asymmetry in Hebrew
Accounting for the asymmetry: the obligatoriness of inflection?
Accounting for the asymmetry: the realization of grammatical features
The stuff roots are made of: constraints on Hebrew verb-formation
The contents of the root: Multiple Contextualized Meaning in Hebrew
Multiple Contextualized Meaning in Hebrew
Multiple Contextualized Meaning and the Root Hypothesis
Regularity and irregularity in the Hebrew verbal system: an intermediate summary
Binyanim and their properties
Roots across patterns
Regularity and irregularity predicted and explained
Roots across patterns in Hebrew: types and tokens
Types and tokens
Verb alternations and morphological form
Binyanim as inflectional classes: Aronoff (1994)
Binyanim as representing functional heads: Doron (1999, 2003)
Binyanim and the typology of verb alternations: Haspelmath (1993) and Jacobsen (1992)
A Theory of Hebrew Verbal Morpho-Syntax
The Hebrew Verbal System and the Many-Many Nature of Morphology
A Theory of Hebrew verbal morpho-syntax
Roots in word-formation: the Root Hypothesis revisited
Roots and word-formation
Root-derived verbs and noun-derived verbs
In the absence of morphology: the semantic properties of denominals
The remaining piece: verb-derived nouns
Back to the root: the phonological properties of denominals
Roots: between the universal and the language specific. References