Routledge Leading Linguists

Series Editor: Carlos Otero

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.

  • Typological Studies

    Word Order and Relative Clauses

    By Guglielmo Cinque

    In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis the relative clause in relation to the position of the verb vis à vis his object; a general…

    Paperback – 2015-06-07
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  • Explorations in Maximizing Syntactic Minimization

    By Samuel D. Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, T. Daniel Seely

    This volume presents a series of papers written by Epstein, Kitahara and Seely, each of which explores fundamental linguistic questions and analytical mechanisms proposed in recent minimalist work, specifically concerning recent analyses by Noam Chomsky. The collection includes eight papers by…

    Hardback – 2015-04-26
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  • Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order

    By Shigeru Miyagawa

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-02-26
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  • Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology

    By Edwin Williams

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-21
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  • On Shell Structure

    By Richard K. Larson

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-02-20
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  • Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies

    The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context

    Edited by Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley

    Eloise Jelinek was a leading authority on syntactic and semantic theory, information structure, and several Native American languages (including Lummi, Yaqui, and Navajo). She was one of the very first generative linguists who brought the theoretical implications of the properties of typologically…

    Hardback – 2014-02-19
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  • Theoretical Comparative Syntax

    Studies in Macroparameters

    By Naoki Fukui

    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,…

    Paperback – 2013-12-11
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  • Primitive Elements of Grammatical Theory

    Papers by Jean-Roger Vergnaud and His Collaborators

    Edited by Katherine McKinney-Bock, Maria Luisa Zubizarreta

    This book is a compilation of manuscripts and publications from 2001-2010 by Jean-Roger Vergnaud, in collaboration with colleagues and students. This work is guided by the scientific belief that broader mathematical principles should guide linguistic inquiry, as they guide classical biology and…

    Hardback – 2013-10-17
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  • Between Syntax and Semantics

    By C.T. James Huang

    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.…

    Paperback – 2013-08-05
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  • Structures and Strategies

    By Adriana Belletti

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-08-05
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  • The Equilibrium of Human Syntax

    Symmetries in the Brain

    By Andrea Moro

    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…

    Hardback – 2012-12-18
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  • The Syntax of Specifiers and Heads

    Collected Essays of Hilda J. Koopman

    By Hilda J Koopman

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-11-14
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  • Towards an Elegant Syntax

    By Michael Brody

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-10-07
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  • Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition

    By Luigi Rizzi

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-09-11
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  • Configurations of Sentential Complementation

    Perspectives from Romance Languages

    By Johan Rooryck

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-09-11
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  • Essays in Syntactic Theory

    By Samuel David Epstein

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-09-11
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  • Generative Grammar

    Theory and its History

    By Robert Freidin

    Generative Grammar presents a substantial contribution to the field of linguistics in drawing together for the first time the author's most significant work on the theory of generative grammar. The essays collected here display Freidin's role in moving the theory forward in terms of new proposals,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-13
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  • Derivations

    Exploring the Dynamics of Syntax

    By Juan Uriagereka

    Derivations draws together some of the most influential work of one of the world's leading syntactitians, Juan Uriagekera. These essays provide several empirical analyses and technical solutions within the Minimalist Program. The book persues a naturalistic take on Minimalism, explicitly connecting…

    Paperback – 2011-12-12
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  • Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement

    By Cedric Boeckx

    This volume brings together various strands of research focusing on aspects of the syntax of agreement, and the role that agreement plays in linguistic theory. The essays collected here show how and why agreement has emerged in recent years as the central theoretical construct in minimalism.…

    Paperback – 2011-08-14
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  • A Unification of Morphology and Syntax

    Investigations into Romance and Albanian Dialects

    By M. Rita Manzini, Leonardo M. Savoia

    This highly original and innovative analysis focuses on the morphosyntax of dialects comprising Italy, Corsica and the Italian and Romansch-speaking areas of Switzerland. The empirical base used in the book includes a wealth of previously unknown or understudied data from a variety of Romansch…

    Hardback – 2006-11-20
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  • Minimalist Investigations in Linguistic Theory

    By Howard Lasnik

    Professor Howard Lasnik is one of the world's leading theoretical linguists. He has produced influential and important work in areas such as syntactic theory, logical form, and learnability. This collection of essays draws together some of his best work from his substantial contribution to…

    Paperback – 2004-08-18
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  • Partitions and Atoms of Clause Structure

    Subjects, Agreement, Case and Clitics

    By Dominique Sportiche

    This collection brings together some of Dominique Sportiche's best work, including essays that are published here for the first time. The articles discuss the architecture of syntax in natural languages and Sportiche suggests that languages do not differ at all in their syntactic organization. This…

    Hardback – 1998-06-17
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