The main topic of this volume is the phrase structural analysis of noun phrases and sentences. This analysis is based on recent ideas within the Government and Binding framework and makes crucial use of such modules as Theta assignment, Binding Theory, Case assignment, as well as different definitions of the notion Barrier. The ten papers deal with certain aspects of English and German noun phrases.
1. Preface; 2. Coherent Infinitives in German: Restructuring vs. IP-Complementation (by Fanselow, Gisbert); 3. Parallels in the Syntactic Realization of the Arguments of Verbs and Their Nominalizations (by Bhatt, Christa); 4. AGR(eement) in the German Noun Phrase (by Olsen, Susan); 5. Subjacency Effects Without Movement: The Case of Pronominal Adverbs in Dutch (by Klein, Maarten); 6. Theta-Marking, Barriers and Verb-Second in German (by Ruffer, Norbert); 7. Verbal Substantives in German (by Abraham, Werner); 8. Morphological Case and Abstract Case: Evidence from the German Genitive Construction (by Schachtl, Stefanie); 9. Finite Infinitives in Modern Greek (by Felix, Sascha); 10. Q as a Functional Category (by Lobel, Elisabeth); 11. A Note on Split Topicalization in German (by Tappe, Hans Thilo)