Formal Studies in Slovenian Syntax

In honor of Janez Orešnik

Franc Lanko Marušič | University of Nova Gorica
Rok Žaucer | University of Nova Gorica
ISBN 9789027257192 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027266286 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Although in the early days of generative linguistics Slovenian was rarely called on in the development of theoretical models, the attention it gets has subsequently grown, so that by now it has contributed to generative linguistics a fair share of theoretically important data. With 13 chapters that all build on Slovenian data, this book sets a new milestone. The topics discussed in the volume range from Slovenian clitics, which are called on to shed new light on the intriguing Person-Case Constraint and to provide part of the evidence for a new generalization relating the presence of the definite article and Wackernagel clitics, to functional elements such as the future auxiliary and possibility modals, the latter of which are discussed also from the perspective of language change. Even within the relatively well-researched topics like wh-movement, new findings are presented, both in relation to the structure of the left periphery and to the syntax of relative clauses.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 236] 2016.  vi, 335 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“Honouring the godfather of Slovenian generative grammar, this compact volume contains twelve original contributions from a veritable Who’s Who in the field plus an extraordinarily useful introduction by the editors that traces back and recapitulates the main themes that Slovenian has contributed to the Chomskian morphosyntactic symphony. With Slovenian as the basso continuo but with plenty of comparative-linguistic contributions throughout, the book brings perspectives on the left periphery of the clause, on auxiliaries, negation and verbs, and on the noun phrase, clitics and complex pronouns together into a harmonious whole that strikes chords both familiar and novel to Slavicists and generativists alike.”
“The publication of this book is a major event in Slavic linguistics. A glance at the table of contents engenders high expectations: the contributors are a who’s who of Slovenian generative linguistics, and the topics encompass the hot issues in Slavic syntax. And reading the articles does not disappoint. It is gratifying to see so much excellent work on one ‘minor’ Slavic language: a sign of the current vitality of generative Slavic linguistics as a whole [...]. This book is a mandatory read for new and seasoned scholars in the field of heritage language acquisition, as it provides the reader with a synthesis of theoretical and empirical knowledge relevant to researchers and practitioners who work with heritage language bilinguals.”

Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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