LFG Morphosyntax

Some not-so recent work on Morphology, Syntax and the Morphology/Syntax Interface

** Please be warned: This page is rather out of date, and some of the links may not work. For more up-to-date references, check out the proceedings of the annual LFG Conference and the LFG Bibliography. **

There is a very great deal of work in morphosyntax in LFG and this page cannot provide a comprehensive listing of even all the recent work (so apologies in advance for all omissions) or even to mention all the various themes under which this work can be grouped. Instead, I hvae picked out a few themes which I think figure rather prominently in recent work. These include the independent contribution of morphology to functional structure, the relationship between inflectional morphology and syntax (and the notion of functional category), the interaction between morphology and syntax as external means of expression (including notions of competition and blocking) and the morpho-syntactic interface (including definitions of wordhood, and complex predication).

Some information about recent work on argument structure and lexical mapping theory is also available.


The Morphology-Syntax Interface:

Syntactic Categories, Head Movement and Split Inflection

On the Notion of Predicate and Complex Predicates

On Strictly Morphological Issues

On The Morphology-F-structure Mapping


Some information about recent work on argument structure and lexical mapping theory is also available.
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