The articles in this volume deal with various phenomena which have been covered traditionally by the term scrambling. The analyses presented here refer to the most recent developments in generative grammar (the so-called Barriers-framework developed in Chomsky 1986). Some of the topics discussed are: the movement vs the base structure approach to scrambling, the correlation between the possibility of scrambling and certain infinitive structures, scrambling and ergativity, barriers and domains for scrambling.
1. I. Introduction; 2. Scrambling Theories (by Grewendorf, Gunther); 3. II. Scrambling and Configurationality; 4. Diagnostics for Structure (by Webelhuth, Gert); 5. Stranding (by Besten, Hans den); 6. Topicalization and Other Puzzles of German Syntax (by Haider, Hubert); 7. Scrambling as NP-Movement (by Fanselow, Gisbert); 8. III. Scrambling and the Structure of Infinitives; 9. Status Government and Coherence in German (by Stechow, Arnim von); 10. Head Movement and Scrambling Domains (by Prinzhorn, Martin); 11. The Infinitival Prefix "zu" as INFL (by Evers, Arnold Ernest); 12. Scrambling and Minimality (by Sternefeld, Wolfgang); 13. IV. Scrambling and Ergativity; 14. Two Classes of Intransitive Adjectives in Italian (by Cinque, Guglielmo); 15. Small pro in German (by Grewendorf, Gunther); 16. V. Barriers and Domains; 17. Long Movement from Verb-Second-Complements in German (by Staudacher, Peter); 18. Interpretive Islands: Evidence for Connectedness and Global Harmony in Logical form (by Bayer, Josef); 19. Issues in the Theory of Inheritance (by Toman, Jindrich)