The Bloomsbury Companion to Syntax

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-03-14
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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The Continuum Companion to Syntax and Syntactic Theory  is the definitive guide to a key area of linguistic study.

Author Biography

Silvia Luraghi is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pavia, Italy.

Claudia Parodi is Professor of Spanish Linguistics at UCLA, USA.

Table of Contents

Contributors \ Introduction \ Part 1. ResearchMethods in Syntax \ 1.1. Hypothesisformation William Croft \ 1.2. Hypothesis testingin the Minimalist Program Marc Baker \ 1.3. Field methods in syntactic research MarianneMithun \ 1.4. Corpus methods Maria Freddi \ Part 2. Current Issues and Research inSyntax \ 2.1. Constituents Marja-LiisaHelasvuo \ 2.2. X-bar structure and Minimalism JairoNunes \ 2.3. The structureof NPs Giuseppe Longobardi and Giuseppina Silvestri \ 2.4. Word order Pamela Munro \ 2.5. ScramblingFrancisco Ordoñez \ 2.6. On V2 types CeciliaPoletto \ 2.7. Clitics Silvia Luraghi 2.8. Changing the subject:Shifting notions about subjecthood in Generative Grammar Tim Stowell \ 2.9. Alignment and grammatical relations DorisPayne \ 2.10. Passives andantipassives Edward Keenan \ 2.11. Middlesand reflexives Leonid Kulikov \ 2.12. Causatives: Structure, type anddistribution Jae Jung Song \ 2.13. CoordinationCaterina Mauri \ 2.14. Wh-movement LuisLopez \ 2.15. Complementation ClaudiaParodi and Carlos Quicoli \ 2.16. Adverbialsubordination Holger Diessel \ 2.17. Negation Liliane Haegeman and TerjeLohndal \ 2.18. Syntactic change Thorhallur Eythorsson \ 2.19.Acquisition of syntax Maria Teresa Guasti \ Part 3. New Directions in SyntacticResearch \ 3.1. Usage and syntax Paul Hopper \ 3.2. Construction Grammar and the syntax/semantics interface LauraMichaelis \ 3.3. Topic, Focus and the cartography of the left periphery LuigiRizzi \ 3.4. Optimality Theory as apossible framework for the Minimalism Program Vieri Samek-Lodovici \ Appendix: Resourcesin syntax Maria Freddi and Silvia Luraghi \ Glossary \ Bibliography

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