Journal article Open Access

Functional categories, X-bar-theory, and grammaticalization theory

Haspelmath, Martin


DataCite XML Export

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<resource xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://datacite.org/schema/kernel-4" xsi:schemaLocation="http://datacite.org/schema/kernel-4 http://schema.datacite.org/meta/kernel-4.1/metadata.xsd">
  <identifier identifierType="URL">https://zenodo.org/record/227094</identifier>
  <creators>
    <creator>
      <creatorName>Haspelmath, Martin</creatorName>
      <givenName>Martin</givenName>
      <familyName>Haspelmath</familyName>
      <affiliation>Freie Universität Berlin</affiliation>
    </creator>
  </creators>
  <titles>
    <title>Functional categories, X-bar-theory, and grammaticalization theory</title>
  </titles>
  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>1994</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>functional category, grammaticalization, X-bar theory</subject>
  </subjects>
  <dates>
    <date dateType="Issued">1994-03-01</date>
  </dates>
  <resourceType resourceTypeGeneral="JournalArticle"/>
  <alternateIdentifiers>
    <alternateIdentifier alternateIdentifierType="url">https://zenodo.org/record/227094</alternateIdentifier>
  </alternateIdentifiers>
  <relatedIdentifiers>
    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsIdenticalTo">10.1524/stuf.1994.47.1.3</relatedIdentifier>
  </relatedIdentifiers>
  <rightsList>
    <rights rightsURI="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
  </rightsList>
  <descriptions>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;ABSTRACT: The paper reviews a number of parallels between grammaticalization theory and Chomskyan syntax that are not apparent because of the radically different ways of talking in these two research traditions. First, the recently rediscovered ‘functional categories’ evidently correspond to highly grammaticalized elements. Second, neither functional categories nor highly grammaticalized elements are restricted to either word or affix status. Third, several functional categories have head status both from the point of view of Chomskyan syntax and from the point of view of grammaticalization theory. However, these parallels break down when determiners are concerned, and the treatment of head and dependent marking is also different in both approaches. The reason seems to be that Chomskyan syntax primarily aims at formal elegance and therefore sometimes makes arbitrary choices which are overgeneralized.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
  </descriptions>
</resource>
59
95
views
downloads
Views 59
Downloads 95
Data volume 242.4 MB
Unique views 57
Unique downloads 93

Share

Cite as