The Linguistic Variation Yearbook is exclusively devoted to the study of the nature and scope of linguistic variation from the point of view of the minimalist program. In this perspective, the yearbook aims at going beyond the traditional tension between explanatory and descriptive adequacy. It seeks in particular to investigate to what extent the study of linguistic variation can shed light on the broader issue of language particular vs. language universal properties and design. The Linguistic Variation Yearbook publishes annually a collection of (invited) articles on a theme that is current in and important to the research on linguistic variation within the generative framework. The focus is on comparative studies, such as research on typology and dialect variation.
1. Introduction (by van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen); 2. Antisymmetry and the lexicon (by Kayne, Richard S.); 3. Tense marking in the nominal domain: Implications for grammar architecture (by Alexiadou, Artemis); 4. Copy-reflexive and copy-control constructions: A movement analysis (by Boeckx, Cedric); 5. Sequence of tense in (French) child language (by Demirdache, Hamida); 6. Preposition stranding, passivisation, and extraction from adjuncts in Germanic (by Truswell, Robert); 7. Variation in the expression of universal quantification and free choice: The case of Hausa koo-wh expressions (by Zimmermann, Malte); 8. Collective numeral constructions in Dutch: Remarkable plurals, regular syntax and silent nouns (by Corver, Norbert); 9. Language Index; 10. Subject index