Parameters and Functional Heads: Essays in Comparative Syntax

Paperback | April 25, 1996

EditorAdriana Belletti, Luigi Rizzi

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The essays collected in this volume, most previously unpublished, address a number of closely interconnected issues raised by the comparative syntax of functional heads within the Principles-and-Parameters approach. The general theory of head movement, the properties of derived structurescreated by incorporation, and the parameterization involved are the main theoretical foci. One major empirical area which is addressed concerns head movement in configurations involving certain kinds of operator-like elements, for example, the different manifestations of Verb Second phenomena in Whand other constructions and the syntax of negative heads and specifiers. In addition, properties of functional heads and head movement in nominal and clausal structures and the causative construction are investigated.

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The essays collected in this volume, most previously unpublished, address a number of closely interconnected issues raised by the comparative syntax of functional heads within the Principles-and-Parameters approach. The general theory of head movement, the properties of derived structurescreated by incorporation, and the parameterizati...

Adriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi are both at University of Geneva.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.02 × 0.67 inPublished:April 25, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195087941

ISBN - 13:9780195087949

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"This book may be mainly of interest to the formal theorist, but the insights gained are relevant to the non-major languages that field linguists are working on as well."--Notes on Linguistics