Network Core Mechanisms of Exponence

Givón, Talmy (1979)

Abstract

In this article Givón suggests that the forms of speech are to be seen as being located on clines and as shifting between poles, such as child/adult, creole/standard, unplanned/planned, pragmatic/syntactic. In each pair, the first is “loose” and the second “fixed” or “tight”, and according to Givón change generally has to take place in the direction of the tighter pole. The cline he proposes to explain the emergence of morphology is the following: discourse > syntax > morphology > morphophonemics > zero (Givón 1979: 109).

Givonn:1979
authorGivón, Talmy
year1979
titleFrom discourse to syntax: Grammar as a processing strategy
entrytypeincollection
editorGivón, Talmy
booktitleSyntax and Semantics
volume1, Discourse and Syntax
addressNew York
publisherAcademic Press
pages81-112

BibTeX

@incollection{Givonn:1979,
    author = {Givón, Talmy},
    year = {1979},
    title = {From discourse to syntax: Grammar as a processing strategy},
    booktitle = {Syntax and Semantics},
    editor = {Givón, Talmy},
    volume = {1, Discourse and Syntax},
    address = {New York},
    publisher = {Academic Press},
    pages = {81-112},
}
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