MORPHOLOGY/SYNTAX: a hypothesis which entails that syntactic
transformations operate on syntactic constituents only, and can only
insert or delete designated elements. This means that transformations
cannot be used to insert, delete, permute, or substitute subparts of words.
The lexicalist hypothesis comes in two versions: (a) a weak version which
says that transformations cannot be used in derivational morphology
(= Weak Lexicalist Hypothesis), and (b) a strong version which says that
transformations can also not be used in the domain of
inflection (= Strong Lexicalist Hypothesis).
Recently, the lexicalist hypothesis has been challenged by
syntactic incorporation hypothesis.
|LIT.||Chomsky, N. (1970)|
Jackendoff, R. (1972)
Roeper, T. and D. Siegel (1978)
Spencer, A. (1991)
Wasow, T. (1977)