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The Routledge Handbook of Syntax

Edited By Andrew Carnie, Dan Siddiqi, Yosuke Sato Copyright 2014
    734 Pages
    by Routledge

    734 Pages
    by Routledge

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    The study of syntax over the last half century has seen a remarkable expansion of the boundaries of human knowledge about the structure of natural language. The Routledge Handbook of Syntax presents a comprehensive survey of the major theoretical and empirical advances in the dynamically evolving field of syntax from a variety of perspectives, both within the dominant generative paradigm and between syntacticians working within generative grammar and those working in functionalist and related approaches.

    The Handbook covers key issues within the field that include:

    • core areas of syntactic empirical investigation,

    • contemporary approaches to syntactic theory,

    • interfaces of syntax with other components of the human language system,

    • experimental and computational approaches to syntax.

    Bringing together renowned linguistic scientists and cutting-edge scholars from across the discipline and providing a balanced yet comprehensive overview of the field, The Routledge Handbook of Syntax is essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students working in syntactic theory.

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    Editor’s Introduction



    Part 1 Constituency, Categories and Structure

    1. Merge, Labeling and Projection
    2. Naoki Fukui and Hiroki Narita

    3. Argument Structure
    4. Jaume Mateu

    5. The Integration, Proliferation and Expansion of Functional Categories,
    6. Lisa deMena Travis

    7. Functional Structure Inside Nominal Phrases
    8. Jeffrey Punske

    9. The Syntax of Adjectives
    10. Artemis Alexiadou

      6 The Syntax of Adverbs,

      Thomas Ernst

      Part 2 Syntactic Phenomena

    11. Head Movement
    12. Michael Barrie and Éric Mathieu

    13. Case and Grammatical Relations
    14. Maria Polinsky and Omer Preminger

    15. A-bar Movement
    16. Norvin Richards

    17. The Syntax of Ellipsis and Related Phenomena
    18. Masaya Yoshida, Chizuru Nakao and Iván Ortega-Santos

    19. Binding Theory
    20. Robert Truswell

    21. Control Theory
    22. Norbert Hornstein and Jairo Nunes

    23. Scrambling
    24. Yosuke Sato and Nobu Goto

    25. Noun Incorporation, Nonconfigurationality, and Polysynthesis
    26. Kumiko Murasugi

      Part 3 Syntactic Interfaces

    27. The Syntax-Semantics/Pragmatics Interface
    28. Sylvia L.R. Schreiner

    29. The Syntax-Lexicon Interface
    30. Peter Ackema

    31. The Morphology-Syntax Interface
    32. Daniel Siddiqi

    33. Prosodic Domains and Syntax-Phonology Interface
    34. Dobashi Yoshihito

      Part 4 Syntax in Context

    35. Syntactic Change
    36. Ian Roberts

    37. Syntax in Forward and in Reverse: Form, Memory, and Language Processing
    38. Matt Wagers

    39. Major Theories in Acquisition of Syntax Research
    40. Susannah Kirby

    41. The Evolutionary Origins of Syntax

    Maggie Tallerman

    Part 5 Theoretical Approaches to Syntax

    23. The History of Syntax

    Peter Culicover

    24. Comparative Syntax

    Martin Haspelmath

    25 Principles and Parameters/Minimalism

    Juan Uriagereka and Terje Lohndal

    26 Head Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

    Felix Bildhauer

    27 Lexical-Functional Grammar

    George Aaron Broadwall

    28 Role and Reference Grammar

    Robert Van Valin

    29 Dependency Grammar

    Timothy Osborne

    30 Morphosyntax in Functional Discourse Grammar

    Lachlan MacKenzie

    31 Construction Grammar

    Seizi Iwata

    32 Categorial Grammar

    Mark Steedman



    Andrew Carnie is Professor of Linguistics and Dean of the Graduate College at the University of Arizona, USA.

    Yosuke Sato is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Department of English Language and Literature of the National University of Singapore.

    Daniel Siddiqi is an Associate Professor of Linguistics, Cognitive Science, and English at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

    "The Handbook brings together thoughtful and judicious essays by outstanding scholars, covering the many aspects of syntax that have been explored and developed extensively in recent years. It is sure to be of great value to a wide range of users, from students to those engaged in advanced research, as well as to others who want to gain some sense of current ideas about the nature of language. A very welcome and impressive contribution."
    Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

    "This is an excellent book, both rich in detail and beautifully clear and accessible. The most important phenomena and theoretical issues in generative grammar are discussed in an even-handed and interesting way. The combination of historical perspective, theoretical and methodological breadth, and up-to-date insights makes it a must-read for graduate students, and a valuable resource for specialists."
    Elizabeth Cowper, University of Toronto, Canada

    "...[The Routledge Handbook of Syntax] is overall a stellar addition to the growing body of survey literature that deserves a special slot on every syntactician’s book shelf, and is sure to leave its mark on many future syntax syllabi."
    Dennis Ott, University of Ottawa, Canada, The LINGUIST List