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The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax

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Marcel den Dikken, Howard Lasnik, Terje Lohndal, Frederick Newmeyer, Željko Bošković, Hans Broekhuis, Ellen Woolford, Peter Sells, James Blevins, Ivan Sag, Robert Frank, Gillian Ramchand, Caroline Heycock, Norbert Corver, Luigi Rizzi, Artemis Alexiadou, Samuel David Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, Miki Obata, T. Daniel Seely, Ken Safir, Maria Polinsky, Mark Baker, Antje Lahne, Jeroen van Craenenbroeck, Jason Merchant, Karen Zagona, Hedde Zeijlstra, Veneeta Dayal, Daniel Büring, Sjef Barbiers, Rosalind Thornton, Stephen Crain, Jon Sprouse, Ellen F. Lau
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  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521769860

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  • Syntax – the study of sentence structure – has been at the centre of generative linguistics from its inception and has developed rapidly and in various directions. The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax provides a historical context for what is happening in the field of generative syntax today, a survey of the various generative approaches to syntactic structure available in the literature and an overview of the state of the art in the principal modules of the theory and the interfaces with semantics, phonology, information structure and sentence processing, as well as linguistic variation and language acquisition. This indispensable resource for advanced students, professional linguists (generative and non-generative alike) and scholars in related fields of inquiry presents a comprehensive survey of the field of generative syntactic research in all its variety, written by leading experts and providing a proper sense of the range of syntactic theories calling themselves generative.

    • Provides the reader with a comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date picture of the complex field of generative syntax today
    • Discusses the relative strengths of mainstream as well as non-mainstream approaches to generative syntax
    • Includes 23 chapters written by leading researchers in the field
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    "This magisterial overview of the historical development and current state of generative syntax is balanced, wide-ranging, intermittently controversial, always constructive, and consistently useful to neophyte and seasoned researcher alike." Neil Smith, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, UCL

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521769860
    • length: 1163 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 56 mm
    • weight: 1.9kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Background:
    1. Introduction Marcel den Dikken
    2. Brief overview of the history of generative syntax Howard Lasnik and Terje Lohndal
    3. Goals and methods of generative syntax Frederick Newmeyer
    Part II. Modern Generative Approaches to the Study of Sentence Structure:
    4. Principles and parameters theory and minimalism Željko Bošković
    5. Minimalism and optimality theory Hans Broekhuis and Ellen Woolford
    6. Lexical-functional grammar Peter Sells
    7. Phrase structure grammar James Blevins and Ivan Sag
    8. Tree adjoining grammar Robert Frank
    Part III. Syntactic Structures:
    9. Argument structure and argument structure alternations Gillian Ramchand
    10. The syntax of predication Caroline Heycock
    11. Lexical categories and (extended) projection Norbert Corver
    12. The functional structure of the sentence, and cartography Luigi Rizzi
    13. Adverbial and adjectival modification Artemis Alexiadou
    Part IV. Syntactic Processes: Their Nature, Locality, and Motivation:
    14. Economy of derivation and representation Samuel David Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, Miki Obata and T. Daniel Seely
    15. Syntax, binding and patterns of anaphora Ken Safir
    16. Raising and control Maria Polinsky
    17. Agreement and case Mark Baker
    18. The locality of syntactic dependencies Marcel den Dikken and Antje Lahne
    Part V. Syntax and the Internal Interfaces:
    19. Ellipsis phenomena Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Jason Merchant
    20. Tense, aspect and modality Karen Zagona
    21. Negation and negative polarity Hedde Zeijlstra
    22. The syntax of scope and quantification Veneeta Dayal
    23. Syntax, information structure and prosody Daniel Büring
    Part VI. Syntax and the External Interfaces:
    24. Microsyntactic variation Sjef Barbiers
    25. Parameters: the pluses and the minuses Rosalind Thornton and Stephen Crain
    26. Syntax and the brain Jon Sprouse and Ellen F. Lau.

  • Editor

    Marcel den Dikken, City University of New York
    Marcel den Dikken is a professor of linguistics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

    Contributors

    Marcel den Dikken, Howard Lasnik, Terje Lohndal, Frederick Newmeyer, Željko Bošković, Hans Broekhuis, Ellen Woolford, Peter Sells, James Blevins, Ivan Sag, Robert Frank, Gillian Ramchand, Caroline Heycock, Norbert Corver, Luigi Rizzi, Artemis Alexiadou, Samuel David Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, Miki Obata, T. Daniel Seely, Ken Safir, Maria Polinsky, Mark Baker, Antje Lahne, Jeroen van Craenenbroeck, Jason Merchant, Karen Zagona, Hedde Zeijlstra, Veneeta Dayal, Daniel Büring, Sjef Barbiers, Rosalind Thornton, Stephen Crain, Jon Sprouse, Ellen F. Lau

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