Expecting the Unexpected: Exceptions in Grammar (Trends in by Horst J. Simon,Heike Wiese

By Horst J. Simon,Heike Wiese

Every linguistic idea has to return to grips with a basic estate of human language: the life of exceptions, i.e. phenomena that don't stick to the normal styles one observes in a different way. The contributions to this quantity talk about and exemplify a number of techniques to exceptionality inside diversified formal and non-formal frameworks.

Topics contain standards for exceptionality, the diachronic upward push of exceptions, the relevance of alternative grammatical subsystems and their interplay within the clarification of exceptions, and the an important features of grammatical types which could accommodate exceptions. a distinct characteristic of the e-book is that the articles are observed via peer-commentaries and responses thereupon, hence commencing up the papers to extra discussion.

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