Sunday, February 7, 2021

Three Facebook Threads on Morphology

Here are three Facebook threads on morphology. They contain many posts by various linguists on the topic of morphology, and in particular the relation between syntax and morphology. I have learned a lot from my colleagues by participating in these dialogues. Since I often have a difficult time locating these posts, I thought I would post them on my blog for ease of reference:

February 5, 2021

Once again I heard somebody today say that DM assumes "syntax all the way down".

December 26, 2019

All by Richard Kayne. This seems like a viable alternative approach to morphology that nobody (at least other than Richie and me to some extent) is really exploring.

February 9, 2016

Morphology/Syntax students: the idea that word formation takes place in the syntax is not due to DM. It was a view that was pushed strongly by Baker and Pollock and others in the 80s, and has been the dominant view amongst most PP syntacticians since then ...

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