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Beyond Morphology: Interface Conditions on Word Formation

Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman


This book proposes a theory of the syntax-morphology interface. A radically modular view of grammar is defended: the grammar contains separate ‘macromodules’ that deal with the wellformedness of syntactic, phonological, and semantic structures, respectively. The structures produced in the respective macromodules are not derivationally related. Rather there is a set of correspondence rules that regulate, for example, what parts of a syntactic structure can correspond to what parts of a phonological structure and vice versa. Within the ‘macromodules’, there are separate submodules that deal with ... More

Keywords: modularity, syntax, morphology, interfaces, submodules, marcomodules

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199267286
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Ackema, author
University of Edinburgh
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Ad Neeleman, author
University College London
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