The Syntax Of Verb Initial Languages

Author by : Andrew Carnie Assistant Professor of Linguistics University of Arizona
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.


Verb First

Author by : Andrew Carnie
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Benjamins Publishing
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Description : This collection of papers brings together the most recent crosslinguistic research on the syntax of verb-initial languages. Authors with a variety of theoretical perspectives pursue the questions of how verb-initial order is derived, and how these derivations play into the characteristic syntax of these languages. Major themes in the volume include the role of syntactic category in languages with verb-initial order; the different mechanisms of deriving V-initial order; and the universal correlates of the order. This book should be of interest to scholars who work on theoretical approaches to word order derivation, typologists, and those who work on the particular grammars of Celtic, Zapotec, Mixtec, Polynesian, Austronesian, Mayan, Salish, Aboriginal, and Nilotic languages.


The Syntax Of Verb Initial Languages

Author by : Andrew Carnie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.


Syntax Of Verb Initial Languages The Oxford Studies In Comparative Syntax

Author by : Andrew Carnie
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Description : This volume contains 12 chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, and Biblical Hebrew.


The Syntax Of Welsh

Author by : Robert D. Borsley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Welsh, like the other Celtic languages, is best known amongst linguists for its verb-initial word order and its use of initial consonant mutations. However it has many more characteristics which are of interest to syntacticians. This book, first published in 2007, provides a concise and accessible overview of the major syntactic phenomena of Welsh. A broad variety of topics are covered, including finite and infinitival clauses, noun phrases, agreement and tense, word order, clause structure, dialect variation, and the language's historical Celtic background. Drawing on work carried out in both Principles and Parameters theory and Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, it takes contemporary colloquial Welsh as its starting point and draws contrasts with a range of literary and dialectal forms of the language, as well as earlier forms (Middle Welsh) were appropriate. An engaging guide to all that is interesting about Welsh syntax, this book will be welcomed by syntactic theorists, typologists, historical linguists and Celticists alike.


Word Order In Discourse

Author by : Pamela Downing
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Benjamins Publishing
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Description : This volume brings together a collection of 18 papers dealing with the problem of word order variation in discourse. Word order variation has often been treated as an essentially unpredictable phenomenon, a matter of selecting randomly one of the set of possible orders generated by the grammar. However, as the papers in this collection show, word order variation is not random, but rather governed by principles which can be subjected to scientific investigation and are common to all languages.The papers in this volume discuss word order variation in a diverse collection of languages and from a number of perspectives, including experimental and quantitative text based studies. A number of papers address the problem of deciding which order is 'basic' among the alternatives. The volume will be of interest to typologists, to other linguists interested in problems of word order variation, and to those interested in discourse syntax.


Syntax

Author by : Andrew Carnie
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, thesecond edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive andaccessible introduction to the major issues in Principles andParameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, thelexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions. Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all ofwhich have been annotated for level and skill type Features three new chapters on advanced topics including vPshells, object shells, control, gapping and ellipsis and anadditional chapter on advanced topics in binding Offers a brief survey of both Lexical-Functional Grammar andHead-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar Succeeds in strengthening the reader's foundational knowledge,and prepares them for more advanced study Supported by an instructor's manual and online resources forstudents and instructors, available at ahref="http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/carnie"www.blackwellpublishing.com/carnie/a


The Typology Of Parts Of Speech Systems

Author by : David Beck
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Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Limits Of Syntactic Variation

Author by : Theresa Biberauer
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Benjamins Publishing
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Description : Against the background of the past half century’s typological and generative work on comparative syntax, this volume brings together 16 papers considering what we have learned and may still be able to learn about the nature and extent of syntactic variation. More specifically, it offers a multi-perspective critique of the Principles and Parameters approach to syntactic variation, evaluating the merits and shortcomings of the pre-Minimalist phase of this enterprise and considering and illustrating the possibilities opened up by recent empirical and theoretical advances. Contributions focus on four central topics: firstly, the question of the locus of variation, whether the attested variation may plausibly be understood in parametric terms and, if so, what form such parameters might take; secondly, the fate of one of the most prominent early parameters, the Null Subject Parameter; thirdly, the matter of parametric clusters more generally; and finally, acquisition issues.


The Pragmatics Of Word Order

Author by : Doris L. Payne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis may shed new light on long-standing problems in general linguistics.