Inflectional affixes & clitics in Kaska (Northern Athabaskan)

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/126635
Title:
Inflectional affixes & clitics in Kaska (Northern Athabaskan)
Author:
O'Donnell, Meghan
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Special Volume Dedicated to the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/126635
Abstract:
This paper argues for a specific hierarchical syntactic structure for Kaska, a Northern Athabaskan language spoken in the southern Yukon Territory and northeastern British Columbia. The arguments herein are grounded in Minimalist Syntax (Chomsky 1995; Collins 1997) and Distributed Morphology (Halle & Marantz 1994; Harley & Noyer 1999). Traditionally, Athabaskan morphology has exemplified templatic morphology, which by definition, has no meaningful correspondence between the underlying, morpho-syntactic hierarchy and the surface, morpho-phonological linear form. Using the derivation of transitive sentences, this paper shows that, in Kaska, there is a direct, meaningful correspondence between the hierarchical syntactic structure and the linear order of morphemes within the verb complex at spell-out.
Type:
text; Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0894-4539

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dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Meghanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-31T16:51:52Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-31T16:51:52Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/126635-
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues for a specific hierarchical syntactic structure for Kaska, a Northern Athabaskan language spoken in the southern Yukon Territory and northeastern British Columbia. The arguments herein are grounded in Minimalist Syntax (Chomsky 1995; Collins 1997) and Distributed Morphology (Halle & Marantz 1994; Harley & Noyer 1999). Traditionally, Athabaskan morphology has exemplified templatic morphology, which by definition, has no meaningful correspondence between the underlying, morpho-syntactic hierarchy and the surface, morpho-phonological linear form. Using the derivation of transitive sentences, this paper shows that, in Kaska, there is a direct, meaningful correspondence between the hierarchical syntactic structure and the linear order of morphemes within the verb complex at spell-out.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.titleInflectional affixes & clitics in Kaska (Northern Athabaskan)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papers: Working Papers in Linguistics, Special Volume Dedicated to the Indigenous Languages of the Americasen_US
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