Chapter 13 - 13 13.1 The Interpretation of the Lexicon,...

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13 The Interpretation of the Lexicon, Morphology, and Syntax 13.1 INRODUCTION: THE INTERFACE BETWEEN MODULES Exploring the nature of the relationship between morphology and syntax Nature of idioms is an important part of the investigation; they raise the questions about the interaction between syntax and morphology Idioms – lexical entities that function very much like a single word although they contain several words and are comparable to syntactic phrases or clauses How are idioms to be distinguished from phrases? How do lexical objects differ from syntactic objects? Are they generated using rules that are essentially different? Look more specifically at compounds because of the greater importance of compounding as a method of word-building in English, and compounds raise more acutely the issue of the interpenetration of morphology, the lexicon and syntax Prototypical compound – a word made up of at least two bases which can occur elsewhere as independent words
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Chapter 13 - 13 13.1 The Interpretation of the Lexicon,...

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