The polysynthesis parameter mc baker oxford university press, 1996 1528, 1996 lexical categories: verbs, nouns and adjectives mc baker cambridge university press, 2003 1482, 2003 the mirror principle and morphosyntactic explanation m baker linguistic inquiry 16 (3), 373-415, 1985 1259, 1985 the atoms of. A grammar of kadiweu with special reference to the polysynthesis parameter filomena sandalo author filomena sandalo reproduced with permission of the copyright owner further reproduction prohibited without permission reproduced with permission of the copyright owner further reproduction prohibited without. Furthermore, the roles of polypersonalism, noun incorpora- tion and verb root serialization are considered a classification of different polysynthesis types is proposed on the basis ofthe word-formational type and the internal organization of a verb form according to these parameters, on one dimension affixally polysyn. Recently, mark c baker has suggested formally defining polysynthesis as a macro-parameter within noam chomsky's principles and parameters theory of grammar other linguists question the basic utility of the concept for typology since it covers many separate morphological types that have little else in common. In hale 1983), since a positive value for the polysynthesis parameter treats full arguments as mere adjuncts, with corresponding freedom of occurrence and head-initial languages are claimed never to be either ergative or topic promi- nent, since the branch leading to the ergative case parameter originates from the setting. Read the full-text online edition of the polysynthesis parameter (1996.
The polysynthesis parameter / mark c baker series title oxford studies in comparative syntax imprint new york : oxford university press, 1996 isbn 0195093070 0195093089 (pbk) restrictions online version licensed for access by u of t users catalogue key 1465563 includes bibliographical references and index. The polysynthesis parameter by mark c baker oxford studies in comparative syntax new york: oxford university press, 1996 pp xx + 556 $9500 (cloth) $4500 (paper) the title of this book may mislead readers by suggesting that baker offers an ac- count of the wide range of languages that have at one time. This book investigates in detail the grammar of polysynthetic languages--those with very complex verbal morphology baker argues that polysynthesis is more than an accidental collection of morphological processes rather, it is a systematic way of representing predicate-argument relationships that is parallel to but distinct.
Full-text (pdf) | the polysynthesis parameter | researchgate, the professional network for scientists. For others (within the generative camp) it is an independent category or parameter with far-reaching theoretical ramifications (cf baker, 1996) it has been argued back and forth whether noun incorporation is morphological or syntactic ( see sadock, 1986) the truth may depend both on definition and on particular language. The polysynthesis parameter has 7 ratings and 1 review andrew said: a classic on the nature of polysynthetic languages using extensive data from mohawk.
York at buffalo the polysynthesis parameter is an investigation into the nature of polysynthesis within a formal principles-and-parameters framework the languages defined as polysynthetic by the author (hereafter b) have certain distinctive properties, which he classifies into two broad categor. 1 the polysynthesis parameter and the grammar of mohawk baker (1995) builds his analysis on a characterization of a class of languages he calls polysynthetic, where his usage of the term is rather non-traditional the rather loose sense of “polysynthesis” in traditional grammar is little more than that of “ having really.
One of the most salient features of georgian is the baroque complexity of its verbal system compared to even most highly synthetic languages, the georgian verb excels in the density of categories that may be marked or cross-referenced on the verb (table 1) it is therefore striking that outside of the caucasological. Ac effects are thus another instance in which an apparent macroparameter turns out, on closer inspection, to be a microparameter instead, as in prominent cases such as the pro-drop parameter and the polysynthesis parameter (kayne 2005, baker 2008a) © 2017 by the massachusetts institute of technology will oxford.