Structures and Beyond: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures Volume 3

Paperback | September 22, 2004

EditorAdriana BellettibyAdriana Belletti

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This is the third volume in the subset of volumes in the comparative syntax series devoted to the cartography of syntactic structures. Adriana Belletti has collected articles by top linguists that were originally presented at a workshop at the University of Siena in conjunction with a visit by Noam Chomsky. The articles go beyond mapping syntactic and semantic/pragmatic properties, also touching on broader questions, particularlyrelated to the Minimalist Program and other recent theoretical developments. Contributors include Adriana Belletti, Alfonso Caramazza, Gennaro Chierchia, Guglielmo Cinque, Noam Chomsky, Richard Kayne, Jacques Mehler, Marina Nespor, Luigi Rizzi, Kevin Shapiro, and Michael Starke.

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This is the third volume in the subset of volumes in the comparative syntax series devoted to the cartography of syntactic structures. Adriana Belletti has collected articles by top linguists that were originally presented at a workshop at the University of Siena in conjunction with a visit by Noam Chomsky. The articles go beyond mapp...

Adriana Belletti is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Siena.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:September 22, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Adriana Belletti: Introduction1. Alfonso Caramazza and Kevin Shapiro: Language Categories in the Brain: Evidence From Aphasia2. Gennaro Chierchia: Scalar Implicatures, Polarity Phenomena, and the Syntax/Pragmatics Interface3. Noam Chomsky: Beyond Explanatory Adequacy4. Guglielmo Cinque: 'Restructuring' and Functional Structure5. Richard Kayne: Prepositions as Probes6. Jacques Mehler and Marina Nespor: Linguistic Rhythm and the Acquisition of Language7. Luigi Rizzi: Locality and Left Periphery8. Michael Starke: On the Inexistence of Specifiers and the Nature of Heads

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"This varied collection of papers is an invaluable contribution to linguistic knowledge, drawing on very different and current issues in linguistic theory. Furthermore, it also addresses a very important issue that has not been tackled before: the contrast between the cartographic approach andMinimalism. ...offer[s] an invaluable example of these different approaches at work, which will certainly inspire students and more experienced linguists alike."