Verb Movement by David LightfootVerb Movement by David Lightfoot

Verb Movement

EditorDavid Lightfoot, Norbert Hornstein

Paperback | April 29, 1994

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Work on the movement of phrase categories, mostly Noun Phrases, has been a central element of syntactic theorizing almost since the earliest work on generative grammar. Work on the movement of lexical elements, heads, has been much less central until recent years. Verb movement is now, however, the center of current research in syntax. Parallel to the theoretical interest has been the attention focused on the description of verb-second languages and on the movement operations that place the verb in its "second" position. This volume represents the latest work from many of the leading researchers in an important field, and draws on analyses from a wide range of languages. It will have a significant impact on its field.
Title:Verb MovementFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:404 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:April 29, 1994Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521456614

ISBN - 13:9780521456616

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Table of Contents

Preface David Lightfoot and Norbert Hornstein; 1. Verb movement: an introduction Adriana Belletti; 2. Verb positions: evidence from Italian Jamal Ouhalla; 3. Verb movement and word order in Arabic Peter Coopmans; 4. Comments on the paper by Ouhalla Beatrice Santorini; 5. Some similarities and differences between Icelandic and Yiddish Kjartan Ottósson; 6. Comments on the paper by Santorini Sten Vikner; 7. Finite verb movement in Scandinavian embedded clauses Höskuldur Thráinsson; 8. Comments on the paper by Vikner Randall Hendrick; 9. The Brythonic copula and head raising Edwin Williams; 10. A reinterpretation of evidence for verb movement in French Ian Roberts; 11. Two types of head movement in Romance Sabine Iatridou; 12. Comments on the paper by Roberts Hilda Koopman; 13. Licensing heads Juan Uriagereka; 14. Comments on the paper by Koopman Amy Weinberg; 15. Finiteness and head movement in early child grammars Ken Wexler; 16. Comments on the paper by Wexler Amy Weinberg; References; Index.