Theoretical Approaches to Universals

ORCID logoArtemis Alexiadou | University of Potsdam
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The present volume has its origin in the GLOW conference on Universals hosted in Berlin in March 1999. The papers in this volume are concerned both with formal as well as with substantive universals. All the contributions attempt to identify universal properties of the language faculty, as well as the source of cross-linguistic variation. They cover a wide range of empirical phenomena across languages such as locality, deletion, verb classes, XP-split constructions, Quantifier Raising, the EPP, the Person Case Constraint etc. Some of the articles pay particular attention to the organization of the grammar, the type of operations that are effective, the role of features in determining variation, and primitive notions of phrase-structure (c-command, Agree etc.). Others show how structural differences capture semantic and morphological differences within a language and across languages, and how these are the ultimate source of linguistic variation.

The book is of primary interest to researchers and students in syntactic theory, comparative syntax, and linguistic variation.

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 49] 2002.  viii, 319 pp.
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“The editor of this volume has done a marvellous job of putting together all these articles. The introduction is very helpfull, not only in setting out what the volume is about, but also in reviewing the issues involved in Universals and the history of the topic so far. The book is superbly edited.”
Highly recommended to anyone interested in the recent advances in the basic issues of the generative grammar.
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