A Guide to Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface Theories: How by Tobias Scheer

By Tobias Scheer

This booklet stories the heritage of the interface among morpho-syntax and phonology approximately seeing that international struggle II. Structuralist and generative interface pondering is gifted chronologically, but additionally conception through conception from the perspective of a traditionally observer who even though within the final 3rd of the publication distills classes that allows you to examine present-day interface theories, and to set up a list of houses right interface thought should still or mustn't ever have. The booklet additionally introduces modularity, the rationalist idea of the (human) cognitive process that underlies the generative method of language, from a Cognitive technology standpoint. Modularity is used as a referee for interface theories within the ebook. eventually, the booklet locates the interface debate within the panorama of present minimalist syntax and section conception and fosters intermodular argumentation: how will we use homes of morpho-syntactic concept so as to argue for or opposed to competing theories of phonology (and vice-versa)?

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516 3. Faculty psychology married with computation theory (von Neumann - Turing) .............................................................. 517 602 603 Table of contents – detail § xxxiii page 604 Chapter 4 The modular architecture of the mind: how it works 605 1. Higher and lower cognitive functions, modules and the central system............................................................................... 519 2. How much of the mind is modular?.............................................

4. Halle & Vergnaud and Kaye: restoration of SPE – everything is cyclic.................................................. 5. Distributed Morphology is entirely agnostic in phonological matters .................................................. 3. The word-spell-out mystery.................................................. 1. Cyclic spell-out of words but no phonological traces? 2. Wrong data or an on/off switch for Phase Impenetrability ...........................................................

1. Chomsky (1981) calls GB-subtheories modules without comment ............................................................................... 2. Perception of GB-modules in non-linguistic quarters: puzzlement............................................................................ 548 5. Minimalism and biolinguistics do away with GB modules ......... 1. Minimalism: GB-subtheories have to go .............................. 2. Grammar reduces to morpho-syntax: PF and LF are neither language- nor species-specific ..................................

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