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A peer-reviewed research journal publishing articles in formal phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. The journal has been in continuous publication since 1976.
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Formal Approaches to Functional Categories, edited by Anna Maria Di Sciullo.
This special issue assembles theoretical and experimental studies on functional categories, their features and their projections, based on the formal approach to these objects explored in Generative Grammar since its beginnings. Taken together, the articles examine the role of these objects in syntactic derivations and at the interfaces, their incidence in linguistic variation, language acquisition and neurodiversity. The articles offer new insights on the role of these objects in conceptual mapping and in externalization of linguistic expressions, as well as in cross-modular syntax-phonology variation. Alternative derivational analyses of variation in the C layer are proposed. Challenges to the parallelism between DP and CP are addressed and dismissed. An articulated functional structure is further motivated for the derivation of locative pronouns with or without the externalization of the locative head. The early comprehension of functional categories by children, their incidence in the processing of recursive structures, as well as their dismantling in specific language profiles in major mental disorders further highlight the role of these elements in the understanding of language as internal to the mind.
Issues in Preparation
Volume 43, 1-2: Barcelona Workshop on Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology
This issue, edited by Lorena Castillo and Anna Paradis, brings together a selection of the papers presented at the 15th Workshop on Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology (WoSSP), held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, on June 28-29, 2018. The conference provided an opportunity for graduate students who wished to present their work in progress and to exchange ideas within different formal approaches to linguistic phenomena. The workshop promoted the establishment of bonds among this generation of young linguists, allowing them to receive valuable feedback from well-known linguists whose work has had a significant impact on different areas of generative grammar.
The collected contributions explore a wide-range of topics in semantics, syntax, and morphology. The authors touch on core issues related to Case, agreement, binding, clitics, and the left periphery. Ultimately, all the articles in this collection explore different natural languages, and together they constitute a path towards the improvement of our understanding of the faculty of language.
Volume 43, 3-4: Current Issues in Morphology
This issue, edited by Greg Stump and Géraldine Walther, will explore the theoretical significance of inflectional paradigms and will be based on papers presented at the 2014 International Morphology Conference that was held in Budapest in late May/early June, 2015. The best papers from that conference will be chosen for publication.
Volume 44, 1-2: Dependency Grammars
This issue, edited by Tim Osborne, will examine the theoretical significance of inflectional paradigms and will be based on papers presented at the International Morphology Conference that was held in Budapest in late May/early June, 2015. The best papers from that conference will be chosen for publication.