Interfaces in Grammar

Jianhua Hu | Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Haihua Pan | The Chinese University of Hong Kong
ISBN 9789027202482 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027262684 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This volume is an important contribution to the theoretical and empirical study of the interactions of grammatical components in Chinese and other languages. With contributions by Edward L. Keenan, Henk van Riemsdijk, Alain Rouveret, and scholars in Chinese Linguistics, this volume investigates the common structural properties that may be considered as possible candidates for UG. It addresses syntactic and semantic issues such as anaphora universals over non-isomorphic languages, the role that the forces of attraction and repulsion play in the grammar of natural languages, computational and semantic aspects of resumption, the dichotomy between inner and outer reflexive adverbials, system repairing strategies at interfaces, the v-copy construction in Chinese, the scope of disjunction, interactions between focus, negation and event quantification, null object constructions and VP-Ellipsis, child language acquisition of nominal structure, word order and referentiality as well as second language acquisition of interface properties in Chinese double NP constructions. This volume will be of interest to students and researchers of syntax, semantics, theoretical linguistics, and language acquisition, as well as scholars in Chinese linguistics.
[Language Faculty and Beyond, 15] 2019.  vi, 371 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[T]he range of syntactic, semantic, and interface properties explored with ample crosslinguistic evidence makes for a compelling series of theoretically neat packages that undoubtedly will serve to stimulate ideas for future research. [...] This is certainly a breath of fresh air for those who are worried about English-centered research in Generative and Minimalist traditions.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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