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Expecting the Unexpected: Exceptions in Grammar

Ed. by Simon, Horst J. / Wiese, Heike

Series:Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 216

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

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    Publication Date:
    March 2011
    Copyright year:
    2011
    ISBN
    978-3-11-021909-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Every linguistic theory has to come to grips with a fundamental property of human language: the existence of exceptions, i.e. phenomena that do not follow the standard patterns one observes otherwise. The contributions to this volume discuss and exemplify a variety of approaches to exceptionality within different formal and non-formal frameworks.

    Topics include criteria for exceptionality, the diachronic rise of exceptions, the relevance of different grammatical subsystems and their interaction in the explanation of exceptions, and the crucial characteristics of grammatical models that can accommodate exceptions. A special feature of the book is that the articles are accompanied by peer-commentaries and responses thereupon, thus opening up the papers to further discussion.

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    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    vii, 450 pages
    34 Fig. 21 Tables
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    General Linguistics

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    Horst J. Simon, King's College London, UK; Heike Wiese, University ofPotsdam, Germany.

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