Stephen R. Anderson

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The first volume in a new series. This volume discusses the analysis of verse metrics and, more generally, the sound structure of all spoken language. While phonological theory remains a central concern for most of the authors of this coherent collection of articles, the emphasis is placed on metrical theory, formulating and illustrating metrical principles(More)
This book proposes a theory of the distribution of adverbial adjuncts in a Principles and Parameters framework, claiming that there are few syntactic principles specific to adverbials; rather, for the most part, adverbials adjoin freely to any projection. Adjuncts' possible hierarchical positions are determined by whether they can receive a proper(More)
One of the early classics in generative grammar, published in the same year as Chomsky's Syntactic Structures, was a paper by Morris Halle (1957) " In Defense of the Number Two. " The present paper might be seen as a further attempt to substantiate the linguistic significance of " two, " this time in the ordinal sense of " second " rather than that of(More)
This article addresses the issue of how clitic elements come to occupy the positions they do in the surface forms of sentences. The empirical basis for the proposals here comes primarily from languages of the South Slavic family, but the treatment is intended to be more general. The background against which I would like to set this problem is the speciic(More)
This article addresses the issue of how clitic elements come to occupy the positions they do in the surface forms of sentences. The empirical basis for the proposals here comes primarily from languages of the South Slavic family, but the treatment i s i n tended to be more general. The background against which I w ould like to set this problem is the(More)
In the early years of the development of a theory of generative grammar (roughly 1955 through the early 1970s), a striking difference between the research problems that characterized the emerging field and those that had occupied its predecessors was the precipitous decline of the study of morphology. The principles of word structure can be divided roughly(More)
A number of years ago, I presented an analysis of parts of the inflectional system of the Algonquian language Potawatomi (Anderson 1977), based on descriptive material of Charles Hockett (1948, 1966) and intended to illustrate some general points about the nature of inflectional systems. Essentially the same analysis appeared with some minor refinements in(More)