Agreement and Its Failures (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs by Omer Preminger

By Omer Preminger

In this e-book, Omer Preminger investigates how the compulsory nature of predicate-argument contract is enforced by way of the grammar. Preminger argues that an empirically enough idea of predicate-argument contract calls for recourse to an operation, whose obligatoriness is a grammatical primitive now not reducible to representational homes, yet whose profitable fruits isn't enforced through the grammar. Preminger's argument counters modern ways that locate the obligatoriness of predicate-argument contract enforced via representational capability. the main well-known of those is Chomsky's "interpretability"-based inspiration, within which the obligatoriness of predicate-argument contract is enforced via derivational time bombs. Preminger provides an empirical argument opposed to modern methods that search to derive the compulsory nature of predicate-argument contract completely from derivational time bombs. He deals in its place an alternate account in accordance with the thought of obligatory operations better suited for the evidence. The an important information includes utterances that inescapably contain attempted-but-failed contract and are still absolutely grammatical. Preminger combines an in depth empirical research of contract phenomena within the Kichean (Mayan) languages, Zulu (Bantu), Basque, Icelandic, and French with an intensive and rigorous theoretical exploration of the far-reaching outcomes of those info. the result's a unique concept that has profound implications for the formalism that the idea of grammar makes use of to derive compulsory methods and properties.

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