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Structuring Sense: Volume III: Taking Form

Hagit Borer


This book is volume III of a trilogy which explores the difference between words however defined and structures however constructed. The trilogy sets out to demonstrate that the explanation of linguistic competence should be shifted from lexical entries to syntactic structure, from the memorizing of listed information to the manipulation of grammatical rules. Its reformulation of how grammar and listed items interact has profound implications for linguistic, philosophical, and psychological theories about the human mind and language. The book departs from both constructional approaches to synt ... More

Keywords: morphology, morphosyntax, work formation, morpheme, functional structure, syntactic category, nominalization, exo-skeletal model, inflection, derivation, root, morphophonology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263936
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hagit Borer, author
Professor of Linguistics, Queen Mary, University of London