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Hagit Borer

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263905

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.001.0001

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Some Concluding Notes on Language Variation

Some Concluding Notes on Language Variation

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(p.261) 9 Some Concluding Notes on Language Variation
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Structuring Sense Volume I
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Hagit Borer (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0009

This chapter presents summarizing comments on language variation. It argues that the actual functional hierarchy associated with grammars is uniform and is grounded primarily (although not exclusively) in interpretation (D is for reference, T is for tense, E is for event, etc.). Within this system, morphology — or inflectional marking — is but an optional system of phonological realizations which may or may not be associated with this functional structure, and certainly does not motivate its existence in any way. Language variation is largely reducible to phonological properties of direct range assigners, on the one hand, and to the availability, in specific languages, of phonological instantiations for particular range-assignment combinations on the other.

Keywords:   language variation, functional hierarchy, morphonological system, grammar

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