The Function of Function Words and Functional Categories

| The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
| The College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
ISBN 9789027228024 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027294333 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
This volume brings together papers which address a range of issues regarding the syntax of function words and functional categories in the Germanic languages. The works offered in this volume derive specifically from comparative studies of Germanic; at the same time they all bear directly on long-standing problems in syntactic theory and universal grammar. The contributions include novel theoretical and empirical approaches to infinitives, the syntax and acquisition of Verb Second, the structure and interpretation of present tense, the syntax and semantics of reflexives, the relationship between expletive syntax and the EPP, the syntax of possession, and the DP-internal syntax of pronouns. Some contributions present the results of experimental research which provide an entirely fresh perspective on previously unchallenged claims.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 78]  2005.  vii, 292 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Function of Function Words and Functional Categories
Marcel den Dikken and Christina Tortora
Verb second as a function of Merge
C. Jan-Wouter Zwart
Nonnative acquisition of Verb Second: On the empirical underpinnings of universal L2 claims
Ute Bohnacker
Clause Union and Clausal Position
Josef Bayer, Tanja Schmid and Markus Bader
Explaining Expl
Marc Richards and Theresa Biberauer
Reflexives in contexts of reduced valency: German vs. Dutch
Marika Lekakou
Simple Tense
Guido Vanden Wyngaerd
Possessor licensing, definiteness and case in Scandinavian
Marit Julien
Pronouns are Determiners After All
Dorian Roehrs
“I enjoyed reading this exciting book as thoroughly as very few collective volumes in recent years. To start with the basics, the solid and firm hand of the two editors shows through the impeccable editing throughout the book: from the selection of the papers included to the impressive absence of formatting discrepancies and typos.”
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