Imperative Clauses in Generative Grammar

Studies in honour of Frits Beukema

| Newcastle University
ISBN 9789027233677 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027292315 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Imperative clauses in generative grammar: An introduction
Wim van der Wurff
On the periphery of imperative and declarative clauses in Dutch and German
Sjef Barbiers
Featuring the subject in Dutch imperatives
Hans Bennis
Clitic climbing in Spanish imperatives
Marcel den Dikken and Mariví Blasco
Topics in imperatives
Hilda Koopman
Embedded imperatives
Christer Platzack
How to say no and don’t : Negative imperatives in Romance and Germanic
Gertjan Postma and Wim van der Wurff
Analysing word order in the English imperative
Eric Potsdam
On participial imperatives
Johan Rooryck and Gertjan Postma
‘Inverted’ imperatives
Laura Rupp
Pronominal clitics and imperatives in South Slavic
Olga Mišeska Tomić
Index of languages
Index of names
Index of subjects
“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.”
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