Current Issues in Syntactic Cartography

A crosslinguistic perspective

| Beijing Language and Culture University
| Collège de France
ISBN 9789027208903 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This book illustrates recent developments in cartographic studies, seen from a comparative perspective. The different chapters explore various aspects of theoretical and descriptive syntax, bearing on such topics as selection, causativity, binding, light verb constructions, the structure of the high and low peripheral zones. Syntactic issues in the study of dialects and ancient languages are also addressed. The languages investigated include French, Hebrew, Standard Dutch and the Ghent dialect, Etruscan, Japanese, English, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and the Teochew dialect. The intended readers of this book include researchers and students working on natural language syntax, the interface between syntax and semantics/pragmatics, and comparative and typological linguistics, as well as scholars interested in particular languages such as East Asian and Romance languages.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 267]  Expected September 2021.  vi, 324 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Chapter 1. Introduction: On the comparative basis of cartographic studies
Luigi Rizzi and Fuzhen Si
Section I. Theoretical and descriptive issues in syntactic cartography
Chapter 2. Cartography and selection in subjunctives and interrogatives
Ur Shlonsky
Chapter 3. The syntax and information-structural semantics of negative inversion in English and their implications for the theory of focus
Masatoshi Honda
Chapter 4. Invariant die and adverbial resumption in the Ghent dialect
Karen De Clercq and Liliane Haegeman
Chapter 5. Uncovering the left periphery of Etruscan: Some theoretical insights
Giuseppe Samo and Massimiliano Canuti
Chapter 6. Subject drop in how come questions in English
Yoshio Endo
Chapter 7. Causativity alternation in the lower field
Mohamed Naji
Chapter 8. Another argument for the differences among wa-marked phrases
Koichiro Nakamura
Section II. Theoretical and descriptive issues in syntactic cartography
Chapter 9. Quantifictional binding without surface c-command in Mandarin Chinese
C.-T. James Huang and Jo-wang Lin
Chapter 10. Towards a cartography of light verbs
Fuzhen Si
Chapter 11. Attitudinal applicative in action
Seng-Hian Lau and Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai
Chapter 12. Multiple counterparts of Mandarin qu (go) in Teochew and their cartographic distributions: A new perspective into its multiple syntactic functions and grammaticalization process
Zhuosi Luo
Chapter 13. On the syntactic representation of Chinese you () in “you + VP” construction
Fuqiang Li
List of Contributors
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021016876 | Marc record