Imperative Clauses in Generative Grammar
Studies in honour of Frits Beukema
Wim van der Wurff | Newcastle University
This volume contains ten articles exploring a wide range of issues in the analysis of the imperative clause from a generative perspective. The language data investigated in detail in the articles come from Dutch, English, German, (old) Scandinavian, Spanish, and South Slavic; there is further significant discussion of data from other Germanic and Romance languages. The phenomena addressed (in several cases in more than one article, leading to some lively debate about contentious issues) include the following: the nature and interpretation of imperative subjects; the properties of participial imperatives; clitic behavior; restrictions on topicalization; word order; null arguments; negative imperatives; and imperatives in embedded clauses. The volume has a substantial introduction, sketching the results of earlier generative work on the topic (most of it scattered across disparate outlets), the issues left open by this earlier work, and the contribution to further insight and understanding made by the book's articles.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 103] 2007. viii, 352 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
List of contributors | pp. vii–viii
Imperative clauses in generative grammar: An introductionWim van der Wurff | pp. 1–94
On the periphery of imperative and declarative clauses in Dutch and GermanSjef Barbiers | pp. 95–112
Featuring the subject in Dutch imperativesHans Bennis | pp. 113–134
Clitic climbing in Spanish imperativesMarcel den Dikken and Mariví Blasco | pp. 135–152
Topics in imperativesHilda Koopman | pp. 153–180
Embedded imperativesChrister Platzack | pp. 181–203
How to say no and don’t: Negative imperatives in Romance and GermanicGertjan Postma and Wim van der Wurff | pp. 205–249
Analysing word order in the English imperativeEric Potsdam | pp. 251–271
On participial imperativesJohan Rooryck and Gertjan Postma | pp. 273–296
‘Inverted’ imperativesLaura Rupp | pp. 297–322
Pronominal clitics and imperatives in South SlavicOlga Mišeska Tomić | pp. 323–339
Index of languages | pp. 341–342
Index of names | pp. 343–346
Index of subjects | pp. 347–352
“Interesting novel data and largely compelling arguments are presented in a highly perspicuous way. The introduction is one of the best overviews of the topic available. If I were to conclude with an imperative, it would definitely be a call to pay attention to this valuable collection.”
Magdalena Schwager, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, in Journal of Linguistics 44, 2008
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van Elswyk, Peter
2014. Pidgin verbs: Infinitives or imperatives?. In Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encounters [Creole Language Library, 47], ► pp. 141 ff.
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2007003848 | Marc record