Word Grammar. New perspectives on a theory of language structure.

edited by Kensei Sugayama and Richard A. Hudson

Continuum 2006

ISBN 0-8264-8645-2 (hardback) £71.25 from Amazon

 

last changed 7 March 2006

Table of contents

Contents

Contributors xi

Preface xiii

            Kensei Sugayama

Introduction     1

1.         What is Word Grammar?        3

            Richard Hudson

1.         A Brief Overview of the Theory         3

2.         Historical Background            5

3.         The Cognitive Network           7

4.         Default Inheritance      12

5.         The Language Network           13

6.         The Utterance Network           15

7.         Morphology     18

8.         Syntax  21

9.         Semantics        2-1

10.       Processing       27

11.       Conclusions     28

 

Part I

Word Grammar Approaches to Linguistic Analysis:

Its explanatory power and applications 33

 

2.         Case Agreement in Ancient Greek: Implications for a theory of covert elements

            Chet Creider and Richard Hudson

1.         Introduction     35

2.         The Data          35

3.         The Analysis of Case Agreement        11

4.         Non-Existent Entities in Cognition and in Language    12

5.         Extensions to Other Parts of Grammar            13

6.         Comparison with PRO and pro           19

7.         Comparison with Other PRO-free Analyses   50

8.         Conclusions     52

3. Understood Objects in English and Japanese with Reference to Eat and Taberu: A Word Grammar account      54

            Kensei Sugayama

1. Introduction   54

2. Word Grammar   56

3.  Eat in English         58

1.  Taberu in Japanese 60

5.  Conclusion 63

 

4.  The Grammar of Be To: From a Word Grammar point of view     67

            Kensei Sugayama

1. Introduction and the Problem          67

2. Category of Be        68

3. Modal Be in Word Grammar          69

4. Morphological Aspects       70

5. Syntactic Aspects    71

6. Semantics of the Be To Construction           72

7. Should To be Counted as Part of the Lexical Item? 75

8. A Word Grammar Analysis of the Be To Construction       77

9. Conclusion  81

 

5. Linking in Word Grammar  83       

            Jasper Holmes

1.  Linking in Word Grammar: The syntax semantics principle           83

2.  The Event Type Hierarchy: The framework; event types; roles and relations 103

3.         Conclusion      114

 

6. Word Grammar and Syntactic Code-Mixing Research        117

            Eva Eppler     

1. Introduction 117

2. Constituent Structure Grammar Approaches to Intra-Sentential Code-Mixing            118

3.  A Word Grammar Approach to Code-Mixing        121

4. Word Order in Mixed and Monolingua1 ‘Subordinate’ Clauses     128

5. Summary and Conclusion    139

 

7.         Word Grammar Surface Structures and HPSG Order Domains          143

            Takafumi Maekawa

1. Introduction    145

2. A Word Grammar Approach           116

3. An Approach in Constructional HPSG: Ginzburg and Sag 2000     151

4. A Linearization HPSG Approach    160

5. Concluding Remarks           165

Part II

Towards a Better Word Grammar       169

8.  Structural and Distributional Heads           171

            Andrew Rosta

1. Introduction   171

2. Structural Heads      172

3. Distributional Heads 172

4. That-Clauses  174

5. Extent Operators  174

6. Surrogates versus Proxies 177

7. Focusing Subjuncts: just, only, even  179

8. Pied-piping  181

9. Degree Words  181

10. Attributive Adjectives  182

11. Determiner Phrases  182

12. The type of Construction  184

13. Inside-out Interrogatives  185

14. ‘Empty Categories’  187

15. Coordination  189

16. Correlatives 191

17. Dependency Types 191

18. Conclusion 199

 

9. Factoring Out the Subject Dependency

            Nikolas Gisborne

1. Introduction

2. Dimensions of Subjecthood

3. The Locative Inversion Data

4. Factored Out Subjects

5. Conclusions

 

Conclusion

            Kensei Sugayama

 

Author Index

Subject Index