Microparametric Syntax and Dialect Variation

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Richard Kayne’s introduction to this volume stresses that comparative work on the syntax of very closely related languages and dialects is a research tool promising to provide both a broad understanding of parameters at their finest-grained and an approach to the question of the minimal units of syntactic variation. The 11 articles in this collection demonstrate the use of this tool in analyzing microparametric variation, principally with reference to Chomsky’s Minimalist program, in a variety of languages. Topics include se/si constructions, hypothetical infinitives and adverbial quantifiers in French and other Romance languages; that-trace variation, Scandinavian possessive constructions, reflexives and subject-verb agreement in Icelandic & Faroese, and verb clusters in continental West Germanic dialects; anaphoric agreement in Labrador Inuttut; negative particle questions in Chinese; imperative inversion in Belfast English; and the second person singular interrogative in the traditional vernacular of Bolton.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 139]  1996.  xviii, 269 pp.
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Table of Contents
Microparametric syntax: Some introductory remarks
Richard S. Kayne
ix
Une analyse microparamétrique des moyens dans les langues romanes
Jean-Marc Authier and Lisa A. Reed
1
Tracing that-trace variation
Philip Branigan
25
Negative particle questions: A dialectal comparison
Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng, James Huang and Jane Tang
41
Imperative inversion in Belfast English
Alison Henry
79
Scandinavian Possessive constructions from a Northern Swedish viewpoint
Anders Holmberg and Görel Sandström
95
The anaphoric agreement morpheme in Labrador Inuttut
Alana Johns
121
Hypothetical infinitives and crosslinguistic variation in continental and Québec French
France Martineau and Virginia Motapanyane
145
The second person singular interrogative in the traditional vernacular of the Bolton Metropolitan area
Graham Shorrocks
169
Reflexives, pronouns and subject/V agreement in Icelandic and Faroese
Knut Tarald Taraldsen
189
Adverbial quantifiers and dialectal variation in a minimalist framework
Marie-Thérèse Vinet
213
Verb clusters in continental West Germanic dialects
C. Jan-Wouter Zwart
229
General index
259
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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