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Routledge Leading Linguists


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The books in this series, Routledge Leading Linguists, draw together some of the seminal essays from the most important linguists of the last decades. Each book covers one scholar, making the best of his or her work readily accessible and available in one place for the first time.

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Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order

Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order

1st Edition

By Shigeru Miyagawa
February 27, 2015

Over the years, a major strand of Miyagawa's research has been to study how syntax, case marking, and argument structure interact. In particular, Miyagawa's work addresses the nature of the relationship between syntax and argument structure, and how case marking and other phenomena help to ...

Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology

Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology

1st Edition

By Edwin Williams
April 22, 2014

Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology presents a theory of the architecture of the human linguistic system that differs from all current theories on four key points. First, the theory rests on a modular separation of word syntax from phrasal syntax, where word syntax corresponds roughly to...

On Shell Structure

On Shell Structure

1st Edition

By Richard K. Larson
February 21, 2014

This volume collects together core papers by Richard K. Larson developing what has since come to be known as the "VP Shell" or "Split VP" analysis of sentential structure. The volume includes five previously published papers together with two major unpublished works from the same period: "Light ...

Theoretical Comparative Syntax Studies in Macroparameters

Theoretical Comparative Syntax: Studies in Macroparameters

1st Edition

By Naoki Fukui
December 11, 2013

Collected for the first time in a single volume, these essays and articles by Naoki Fukui form an outline of some of the most significant and formative contributions to syntactic theory. Focusing particularly on the typological differences between English/type language and Japanese/type languages, ...

The Equilibrium of Human Syntax Symmetries in the Brain

The Equilibrium of Human Syntax: Symmetries in the Brain

1st Edition

By Andrea Moro
December 19, 2012

This book assembles a collection of papers in two different domains: formal syntax and neurolinguistics. Here Moro provides evidence that the two fields are becoming more and more interconnected and that the new fascinating empirical questions and results in the latter field cannot be obtained ...

Between Syntax and Semantics

Between Syntax and Semantics

1st Edition

By C.T. James Huang
August 06, 2013

This indispensable volume contains articles that represent the best of Huang's work on the syntax-semantics interface over the last two decades. It includes three general topics: (a) questions, indefinites and quantification, (b) anaphora, (c) lexical structure and the syntax of events....

Structures and Strategies

Structures and Strategies

1st Edition

By Adriana Belletti
August 06, 2013

Following crucial insights on the functional structure of the clause and recent developments within the cartographic projects and minimalism, this book addresses various central themes in Italian and Romance syntax ranging from verb syntax and the syntax of verb-related phenomena of agreement and ...

Essays in Syntactic Theory

Essays in Syntactic Theory

1st Edition

By Samuel David Epstein
September 10, 2012

The essays in this important collection explore wide-ranging aspects of the syntax and semantics of human languages. Key topics covered include movement phenomena and the syntax of logical form, methods in generative linguistics and the role of rules vs. principles in syntactic theory. This volume ...

Configurations of Sentential Complementation Perspectives from Romance Languages

Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance Languages

1st Edition

By Johan Rooryck
September 10, 2012

The investigation of sentential complementation focuses on properties of sentences that are embedded in other sentences. This book brings together a variety of studies on this topic in the framework of generative grammar.The first part of the book focuses on infinitival complements. The author ...

The Syntax of Specifiers and Heads Collected Essays of Hilda J. Koopman

The Syntax of Specifiers and Heads: Collected Essays of Hilda J. Koopman

1st Edition

By Hilda J Koopman
November 14, 2012

Specifiers and Heads covers such topics as: * interpretation and distribution of pronouns * ECP effects * specifiers and phrase structure * the role and functioning of head movement * the architecture of grammar Each chapter draws syntactic arguments from phenomena in a broad range of languages and...

Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition

Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition

1st Edition

By Luigi Rizzi
September 10, 2012

In this collection of essays, the author addresses the central issues in syntax theory, comparative syntax and the theoretically conscious study of language acquisition. Key topics are explored, including the properties of null elements and the theory of parameters. Some of the essays presented ...

Towards an Elegant Syntax

Towards an Elegant Syntax

1st Edition

By Michael Brody
September 10, 2012

This collection of essays, written between 1980 and 2001, places the search for theoretical elegance at centre stage. The author shows that although the conceptual difference between 'elegance' and the minimalist search for 'perfection' may appear to be subtle, its consequences are in fact wide ...

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