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Structuring Sense Volume 2: The Normal Course of Events

Hagit Borer


This is the second volume of three in the Structuring Sense series. This three-volume book sets out to demonstrate 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 important implications for linguistic, philosophical, and psychological theories about the human mind and language. The book departs from both language specific constructional approaches and lexicalist approaches to argue that universal hierarchical structures determine in ... More

Keywords: lexical entry, syntactic structure, memory, grammar, lexicon, human mind, language, universal hierarchical structures, inflectional material, event structure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263929
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hagit Borer, author
University of Southern California
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