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By Dieter Wunderlich

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The publication investigates the interface constitution of the lexicon from numerous views, together with typology and processing. It surveys paintings on verb sessions, verb-noun similarities, semantic representations, thoughts and buildings of polysynthetic languages, study at the processing of inflectional and derivational components, and new paintings on inheritance-based community versions. The e-book might be of curiosity to researchers and complicated scholars in all fields of linguistics and within the cognitive sciences.

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The structuralist lexicon, thus, is the domain of linguistic irregularities while the grammar of a language encompasses the regular aspects. Contrary to the definitions of the term lexicon given in ch. 1, the structuralist lexicon is not equivalent to the vocabulary of a language. This is because the regular aspects of the vocabulary do not belong to the lexicon but to grammar, more exactly to morphology as the system of regularities of word structure. Nevertheless, there is a close connection between the lexicon and the unit word that at least suggests treating the lexicon as equivalent to the vocabu———–———————————————————————————— 6 7 “When the phonology of a language has been established, there remains the task of telling what meanings are attached to the several phonetic forms.

Thus, there is no -ung-derivate *Fahrung from fahren (although Befahrung ‘driving on’ can be derived from befahren ‘to drive on’), and there is no -erderivate from stehlen ‘to steal’ (since *Stehler is blocked by the existence of Dieb ‘thief’). Syntactic explanations for these facts cannot be given. Chomsky calls his now favored view the ‘lexicalist position’ indicating that he does not want to treat complex words ‘somewhere’ in the base, but exactly in the lexicon. An alternative he does not discuss would be to assume a distinct morphological component of grammar.

Thus, there is no -ung-derivate *Fahrung from fahren (although Befahrung ‘driving on’ can be derived from befahren ‘to drive on’), and there is no -erderivate from stehlen ‘to steal’ (since *Stehler is blocked by the existence of Dieb ‘thief’). Syntactic explanations for these facts cannot be given. Chomsky calls his now favored view the ‘lexicalist position’ indicating that he does not want to treat complex words ‘somewhere’ in the base, but exactly in the lexicon. An alternative he does not discuss would be to assume a distinct morphological component of grammar.

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