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dc.title Primary vs. secondary vocabulary en
dc.contributor.author Emonds, Joseph Embley
dc.relation.ispartof From Theory to Practice 2012: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.identifier.issn 1805-9899 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-276-3
dc.date.issued 2013
utb.relation.volume 4
dc.citation.spage 37
dc.citation.epage 55
dc.event.title 4th International Conference on Anglophone Studies
dc.event.location Zlín
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2012-09-05
dc.event.edate 2012-09-06
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB) cs
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.relation.uri http://conference.uaa.utb.cz/tp2012/FromTheoryToPractice2012.pdf
dc.subject Borer Conjecture en
dc.subject grammatical lexicon en
dc.subject indirect objects en
dc.subject irregular inflection en
dc.subject particular grammars en
dc.subject post-verbal particles en
dc.subject primary vocabulary en
dc.subject secondary vocabulary en
dc.description.abstract English vocabulary is divided: a Germanic core inherited from Germanic sources and a second vocabulary borrowed from the Romance family and Classical Greek. Several synchronic criteria divide the two vocabularies. The primary vocabulary still conforms to the general Proto-Germanic rule; stress can only fall on a morpheme's first syllable. In contrast, its secondary vocabulary stress patterns follow Chomsky and Halle's (1968) "Main stress rule" often referred to as the "Romance stress rule." There are several correlations between this stress-based division and morpho-syntactic properties; secondary vocabulary always exhibits regular productive inflection and an analytic grading of adjectives. This study focuses especially on syntactic differences: only primary vocabulary verbs freely combine with post-verbal particles of direction and allow double objects with no preposition. These general properties seem hard to express in lexical terms. Nonetheless, a device proposed here seems to capture both these English-particular characteristics: Secondary vocabulary verbs do not lexically select complements whose lexical heads have the feature +DIRECTION. Though at first glance this condition seems too strong, the essay argues that this restriction can stand when indirect objects are structurally properly analyzed. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1003557
utb.identifier.obdid 43870071
utb.identifier.wok 000325381100003
utb.source d-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-29T09:49:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-29T09:49:06Z
utb.identifier.utb-sysno 68812
utb.contributor.internalauthor Emonds, Joseph Embley
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