Phrasal and Clausal Architecture: Syntactic derivation and interpretation. In honor of Joseph E. Emonds (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 101)

Phrasal and Clausal Architecture: Syntactic derivation and interpretation. In honor of Joseph E. Emonds (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 101)

By: Wendy K. Wilkins (editor), Simin Karimi (editor), Vida Samiian (editor)Hardback

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The present collection includes papers that address a wide range of syntactic phenomena. In some, the authors discuss such major syntactic properties as clausal architecture, syntactic labels and derivation, and the nature of features and their role with respect to movement, agreement, and event-related constructions. In addition, several papers offer syntax-based discussions of aspects of acquisition, pedagogy, and neurolinguistics, addressing issues related to case marking, negation, thematic relations, and more. Several papers report on new findings relevant to less commonly investigated languages, and all provide valuable observations related to natural language syntactic properties, many of which are universal in their implications. The authors challenge several aspects of recent syntactic theory, broaden the applicable scope of others, and introduce important and provocative analyses that bear on current issues in linguistics.


1. Phrasal and clausal architecture: Syntactic description and interpretation (by Karimi, Simin); 2. Restructuring and clausal architecture in Kannada (by Agbayani, Brian); 3. The position of adverbials (by Baltin, Mark); 4. Bare, generic, mass, and referential Arabic DPs (by Fassi Fehri, Abdelkader); 5. The possessor raising construction and the interpretation of subject (by Hasegawa, Nobuko); 6. Syntactic labels and their derivations (by Hendrick, Randall); 7. Separating "Focus Movement" from Focus (by Horvath, Julia); 8. In search for Phases (by Johnson, Kyle); 9. Wh-movement, interpretation, and optionality in Persian (by Karimi, Simin); 10. Structure preservingness, internal Merge, and the strict locality of triads (by Koster, Jan); 11. Using description to teach (about) prescription (by Lobeck, Anne); 12. 'More complicated and hence, rarer': A look at grammatical complexity and cross-linguistic rarity (by Newmeyer, Frederick J.); 13. Prescriptive grammar: Taking the long view (by Ostler, Rosemarie Whitney); 14. The syntax of valuation and the interpretability of features (by Pesetsky, David); 15. Linear sequencing strategies or UG-defined hierarchical structures in L2 acquisition?: A reply to Meisel (by Schwartz, Bonnie D.); 16. Minimalism vs. organic syntax (by Vainikka, Anne); 17. Location and locality (by Riemsdijk, Henk van); 18. Conceptual space (by Wakefield, Jennie L.); 19. 'Adjunct theta-roles' and the configurational determination of roles (by Zagona, Karen); 20. Author index; 21. Subject index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027233653
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9789027233653
  • weight: 900
  • ISBN10: 9027233659

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