The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

Paperback | June 15, 2000

EditorAndrew Carnie, Eithne Guilfoyle

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This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy,Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debatesand explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.

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This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy,Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety ...

Andrew Carnie is at University of Arizona. Eithne Guilfoyle is at University of Calgary.
Format:PaperbackPublished:June 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195132238

ISBN - 13:9780195132236

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