By Andrew Carnie
The contributions making up this quantity in honor of Eloise Jelinek are written from a formalist point of view that offers with stereotypically functionalist questions about language. Jelinek's pioneering paintings in formalist syntax has proven that self reliant syntax don't need to exist in a vacuum. Her paintings has highlighted the significance of incorporating the results of discourse and knowledge constitution at the syntactic illustration. This booklet goals to invoke Jelinek's paintings both in substance or spirit. the point of interest is on Jelinek's influential Pronominal Argument speculation as an "non-configurational" language; the impression of discourse-related interface phenomena on syntactic constitution; the syntactic research of the grammaticalization; interactions among morphology, phonology and phonetics; and foundational concerns in regards to the hyperlink among formal grammar and serve as of language, in addition to the methodological matters underlying the various techniques to linguistics.
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Nu’ a’ni pono-tuy-va. poss form of the noun kuktönsi ‘heel’) is in the nominative case, as expected. No part of the subject nominal is “incorporated”. In (48b), by contrast, the possessor (nu’ ‘I’) appears in the nominative, while the lexical head (pono ‘stomach’) appears as an incorporate. An alternative in which the lexical head appeared incorporated, without a case marked associate, is impossible in Hopi, so far as I know. If the case marked associate is satisfying the EPP, and if the EPP requires raising, then nu’ ‘I’ is raised in (48b).
35 36 Ken Hale b. Wa’-ke-nakt-a-hnínu-’. ” (Baker 1996: 279) (44) a. Nu’ i-t taavo-t niina. ” b. Um qa hìita tap-nina? , where it is instead an adjunct to the clause, in the polysynthetic Mohawk, or is a fully case-marked object in the conﬁgurational language Hopi). In the (b)-variants, on the other hand, the lexical head of the nominal argument, a bare nominal (incorporate) appears adjacent to the verb within the VS (adjacent except for the Mohawk incremental element -a-, irrelevant to the point at issue here).
Unergative) verbs, the pronominal argument is the speciﬁer of v itself, hence external to the projection of the lexical verb V, as in (23). On the signiﬁcance of Eloise Jelinek’s Pronominal Argument Hypothesis 3. Resolving the deep-surface disparities In the spirit (though not the letter) of Baker (1996), I assume that in a Pronominal Argument language, the case requirements of direct arguments are satisﬁed in situ. It is part and parcel of the tightly organized syntactic word-like conjunct sector of the Navajo verb that the arguments are licensed in their thematic positions.
Formal Approaches to Function in Grammar: In Honor of Eloise Jelinek by Andrew Carnie