The Function of Function Words and Functional Categories

ORCID logoMarcel den Dikken | The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Christina Tortora | 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
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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
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“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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2019. Three Typological Differences Between the North and the West Germanic DPs. Journal of Germanic Linguistics 31:4  pp. 363 ff. DOI logo

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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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