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The Substance of Language Volume III: Phonology-Syntax Analogies

John M. Anderson


As has been variously discussed in the past, phonology and syntax manifest analogical structural properties. This volume is concerned with establishing something of the extent of these and the factors limiting them. These analogies are based on perceived similarities between the two planes of languages and the common cognitive apparatus that structures them. They reflect similarities between the respective mental domains that are represented grammatically by phonology and syntax: sound-perception and cognition. And limitations on analogy similarly reflect the differing demands of these domains ... More

Keywords: structural analogy, groundedness, universal grammar, dependency, harmony, categorization, contrastivity, grammaticalization, derivationality, recursiveness

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199608331
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608331.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. Anderson, author
University of Edinburgh

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