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Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Hagit Borer


This book explores the difference between words however defined and structures however constructed. It sets out to demonstrate over three volumes — of which this is the first — that the explanation of linguistic competence should be shifted from lexical entry to syntactic structure, from memory of words to manipulation of rules. Its reformulation of how grammar and lexicon interact has profound implications for linguistic, philosophical, and psychological theories about human mind and language. The book departs from both language specific constructional approaches and lexicalist approaches to ... More

Keywords: syntactic structure, mind and language, language variation, inflections, nominal structure, type-shifting, proper names, mass-count distinction, definite article, morpho-phonological

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263905
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hagit Borer, author
University of Southern California
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