The Syntax of the Celtic Languages: A Comparative Perspective by Robert D. BorsleyThe Syntax of the Celtic Languages: A Comparative Perspective by Robert D. Borsley

The Syntax of the Celtic Languages: A Comparative Perspective

EditorRobert D. Borsley, Ian Roberts

Paperback | November 24, 2005

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Leading researchers examine the Celtic languages in comparative perspective, making reference to European and Arabic languages; they use the insights of principles-and-parameters theory. A substantial introduction makes the volume accessible to theoreticians unfamiliar with the Celtic languages and to specialists. The book makes a strong contribution to linguistic theory and to our understanding of the Celtic languages.
Title:The Syntax of the Celtic Languages: A Comparative PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:November 24, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521023246

ISBN - 13:9780521023245

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Table of Contents

Introduction Robert D. Borsley and Ian Roberts; 1. Long head movement in Breton Robert D. Borsley, Maria-Luisa Rivero and Janig Stephens; 2. Some syntactic effects of suppletion in the Celtic copulas Randall Hendrick; 3. Fronting constructions in Welsh Maggie Tallerman; 4. Bod in the present tense and in other tenses Alain Rouveret; 5. Pronominal enclisis in VSO languages Ian Roberts and Ur Shlonsky; 6. Aspect, agreement and measure phrases in Scottish Gaelic David Adger; 7. A minimalist approach to some problems of Irish word order Jonathan David Bobaljik and Andrew Carnie; 8. Subjects and subject position in Irish James McCloskey; 9. Negation in Irish and the representation of monotone decreasing quantifiers Paolo Acquaviva; 10. On structural invariance and lexical diversity in VSO Languages: arguments from Irish noun phrases Nigel Duffield; References.

Editorial Reviews

"...they cover considerable ground, and the volume is a valuable contribution to the existing literature on Celtic syntax." Máire B. Noonan, Canadian Journal of Linguistics