Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the Determiner Phrase

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This volume presents a cross-section of current research on the internal syntax of ‘Determiner Phrases` (DPs), with special emphasis on the analysis of DPs modified by genitival, adjectival and other non-finite attributes. Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the DP illustrates clearly the ongoing debate over older and more recent approaches to the syntax of DPs in particular in the wake of the minimalist program (Chomsky 1995) and Kayne’s antisymmetry hypothesis (Kayne 1994). The relative theoretical coherence among the contributions permits detailed comparison of specific syntactic proposals, providing a solid basis for further debate. Several of the papers address the syntactic questions in parallel with related semantic or morphological issues. The value of this collection to the study of Universal Grammar is also underlined by its comparative bias. Analyses of Germanic, Romance and Balkan languages figure prominently, and a number of new empirical generalizations within and between languages are discussed.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 22]  1998.  vi, 388 pp
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Table of Contents
List of Contributors
vi
Introduction
Artemis Alexiadou and Chris Wilder
1
On the deficient/strong Opposition in Possessive Systems
Anna Cardinaletti
17
Possessors, Articles and Definiteness
Maaike Schoorlemmer
55
Possession in Germanic
Lars-Olof Delsing
87
Attributive Genitive Constructions in German
Thomas Lindauer
109
Case Underspecification in Morphology, Syntax and the Lexicon
Peter Gallmann
141
Predicate Inversion in DP
Marcel den Dikken
177
Predicate Movement in Pseudopartitive Constructions
Norbert Corver
215
A Theory of Kinds, Partitives and of/z Possessives
Roberto Zamparelli
259
Adjectival Modification and Multiple Determiners
Artemis Alexiadou and Chris Wilder
305
Fragments of Balkan Nominal Structure
Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova and Giuliana Giusti
333
A Note on Rigidity
Juan Uriagereka
361
Subject Index
383
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  98035296