The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Syntax by Giglielmo CinqueThe Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Syntax by Giglielmo Cinque

The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Syntax

EditorGiglielmo Cinque, Richard S. Kayne

Paperback | April 15, 2008

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Comparison across formal languages is an essential part of formal linguistics. The study of closely-related varieties has proven extremely useful in comparing differences that might otherwise appear unrealted, and has helped to identify the core principles of Universal Grammar. Thiscomprehensive handbook serves two functions. It will provide a general and theoretical introduction to comparative syntax, its methodology, and its relation to other domains of linguistic inquiry; and it will provide a systematic selection of the best comparative work being done today on thoselanguage groups and families where substantial progress has been achieved. With top-notch editors and contributors from around the world, this volume will be an essential resource for scholars and students in formal linguistics.
Giglielmo Cinque is at University of Venice, Italy. Richard S. Kayne is at New York University.
Title:The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative SyntaxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Richard Kayne: Some Notes of Comparative Syntax with Special Reference to English and French2. Luigi Rizzi: On the Grammatical Basis of Language Development: A Case Study3. Arhonto Terzi: Comparative Syntax and Language Disordered4. Enoch Olade Aboh: Object Shift, Verb Movement, and Verb Reduplication5. R. Amritavalli and K. A. Jayaseelan: Finiteness and Negation in Dravidian6. Paolo Beninca and Cecila Poletto: On Some Descriptive Generalizations in Romance7. Lisa L.-S. Cheng and Rint Sybesma: Classifiers in Four Varieties of Chinese8. Michel DeGraff: Morphology and Word Order in "Creolization" and Beyond9. Steven Franks: Slavic Languages10. Anders Holmberg and Christer Platzack: The Scandinavian Languages11. Alain Kihm: Noun Class, Gender, and the Lexicon-Syntax-Morphology Interfaces: A Comparative Study of Niger-Congo and Romance Languages12. Jaklin Kornfilt: Agreement and Its Placement in Turkic Non-Subject Relative Clauses13. Nicola Munaro and Jean-Yves Pollock: Qu'est-ce-que (qu)-est-ce que? A Case Study in Comparative Romance Interrogative Syntax14. Jamal Ouhalla: Clitic-placement, Grammaticalization, and Reanalysis in Berber15. Eduardo Raposo and Juan Uriagereka: Clitic Placement in Western Iberian: A Minimalist View16. Keren Rice and Leslie Saxon: Comparative Athapaskan Syntax: Arguments and Projections17. Gemma Rigau: Number Agreement Variation in Catalan Dialects18. Andrew Simpson: Calssifiers and DP Structure in Southeast Asia19. Maggie Tallerman: The Celtic Languages20. John Whitman: Preverbal Elements in Korean and Japanese21. Jan-Wouter Zwart: Continental West-Germanic Languages

Editorial Reviews

"All the papers in this volume are of a very high standard...most [of the] papers present novel data and offer new insights leadin g to novel analyses."--LinguistList