<b>Morphology and syntax: demarcation and interaction</b>

Geert Booij

in The Grammar of Words

Second edition

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780199226245
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191710360 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

 Morphology and syntax: demarcation and interaction

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Morphology and syntax must be demarcated it must be determined if a sequence of word constituents is a complex word or a phrase. The principle of Lexical Integrity serves this purpose: word constituents cannot be operated upon by syntactic processes. However, phrases can form parts of complex word such as compounds. Morphological processes also determine the valency of complex words, and can change their argument structure.

Keywords: lexical integrity; no-phrase-constraint; linking rule; valency change; constructional idiom

Chapter.  7216 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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