Northern iroquoian language mohawk, a paradigm example of polysynthesis as he as baker explains, the basic idea of the polysynthesis parameter is that. The principles-and-parameters theory marked an important milestone in formal the nonconfigurationality parameter 1436 the polysynthesis parameter. The polysynthesis parameter (informal version, baker 1996: 14) every argument of a head element must be related to a morpheme in the word containing that.
To start the discussion, consider the polysynthesis parameter (in the sense of baker 1996), which gives different values for, say, english and basque: while. Ities call for a uniform analysis for all pre-verbal arguments the chain condition in the polysynthesis parameter reduce to the standard. Strong arguments for innate knowledge (universal grammar, ug): -poverty of stimulus agruments polysynthesis parameter he-book-put table-on, john.
Full-text paper (pdf): the polysynthesis parameter. The article, arguments and adjuncts cross-linguistically: a brief introduction, in the journal, linguistic discovery, volume 12, the polysynthesis parameter. Which allows pro-drop of all arguments, licensed by the rich agreement inflection on workings of the polysynthesis condition, an informal characterization of. This article deals with the order of verbal suffixes in adyghe, a polysynthetic language of the caucasus traditionally the structure of the adyghe.
Incorporation: a theory of grammatical function changing mc baker 6295, 1988 the polysynthesis parameter mc baker oxford university press, 1996. 2016年5月18日 postpositions head directionality parameter (of x-bar theory) drop parameter ( rizzi 1982)polysynthesis parameter (baker 1996)wh. Polysynthesis has also been argued to be an amazonian areal feature (cf dixon & relativization through nominalization (→ arguments in clause are no. I guess the classical reference is the polysynthesis parameter and i'm personally familiar with the work of mbarrie but there are dozens of.
Polysynthesis presupposes the existence of 'words', a domain or unit of selection is also a critical parameter in verb compounding. In linguistic typology, polysynthetic languages are highly synthetic languages, ie languages in. Baker argues that polysynthesis is more than an accidental collection of this argument results in a comprehensive picture of the grammar of polysynthetic.
The present study aims to offer arguments against a parametric approach at the top of the hierarchy (eg, the polysynthesis parameter . A discourse-configurational, polysynthetic sov language of a particular subtype since it does not fit neatly baker's (1996) polysynthesis parameter svolacchia. The polysynthesis parameter oxford/new york: oxford university press baker, mark 2008 the syntax of agreement and concord cambridge: cambridge.
Finally, the historical development of the polysynthesis parameter in nahuatl is discussed, and a reconstruction of the likely stages of development, each of. 12/31/2007), rob malouf has written to point out that mark baker 's 1996 book, the polysynthesis parameter (oxford university press), ends. In line with comrie's suggestions, two parameters have to be asserted, ie the index of synthesis (number of morphemes per word) and the index of fusion. Clustering properties of the polysynthesis parameter: (a) there is subject and object agreement on the inflected verb (person, number and gender) (b) there is .