This book proposes that the two “independent” conditions on argumenthood, namely, case and referentiality, are strongly correlated and have to be associated with each other in syntax as syntactic features. It shows that languages exhibit variation in the way this association is implemented in their syntax, which presents an explanation for the differences observed in their phrase structure in terms of (non-)configurationality. Thus, this book not only presents an innovative overarching theory for case and referentiality, but also aims to bring a new look at the issues of (non-)configurationality. It specifically argues for parameterization of functional categories associated with case and referentiality, which has certain implications not only for the acquisition but also for the diachronic development of functional categories. Providing rich comparative data from typologically different languages such as Turkish, Chinese, Hungarian, English and Japanese, this book is of particular interest to typologists as well.
“This book is probably the first published doctoral thesis on Turkish syntax since Erguvanli (1984), and is thus very valuable for Turkish Studies, for linguistic typology, and for theoretical syntax.”
Jaklin Kornfilt,Syracuse University, in Journal of Linguistics 43, 2007
“This is definitely one of the most extensive studies of Turkish clause structure that has ever been published. While reading it one feels that all the pieces of the puzzle that have been around for the last couple of decades finally come together and form the big picture.”
Nihan Ketrez,Yale University, on Linguist List Vol. 16-2897, 2005
2012. Forms of predication in Sakha (Turkic): Will the true lexical predicates please stand up?. Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique 57:2 ► pp. 177 ff.
Barrie, Michael & Eric Mathieu
2016. Noun incorporation and phrasal movement. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 34:1 ► pp. 1 ff.
2022. Ergativity in Tabasaran: A Reply to Woolford 2015. Linguistic Inquiry 53:4 ► pp. 707 ff.
Bylinina, Lisa & Podobryaev, Alexander
2020. Plurality in Buriat and Structurally Constrained Alternatives. Journal of Semantics 37:1 ► pp. 117 ff.
2015. Differential object marking in Standard Turkish and Caucasian Urum. STUF - Language Typology and Universals 68:4 ► pp. 421 ff.
Cagri, Ilhan M.
2009. Arguing against subject incorporation in Turkish relative clauses. Lingua 119:2 ► pp. 359 ff.
CHONDROGIANNI, VASILIKI, THEODOROS MARINIS, SUSAN EDWARDS & ELMA BLOM
2015. Production and on-line comprehension of definite articles and clitic pronouns by Greek sequential bilingual children and monolingual children with specific language impairment. Applied Psycholinguistics 36:5 ► pp. 1155 ff.
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