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  • Parameters and Universalsby Richard S. Kayne

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 87.99

    This is a collection of previously published essays on comparative syntax by the distinguished linguist Richard Kayne. The papers cover issues of comparative syntax as they are applied to French, Italian, and other Romance languages and dialects, together forming a strongly cohesive set that will be valuable to both scholars and students. more...

  • Restructuring and Functional Headsby Guglielmo Cinque

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 59.99

    This volume collects the recent published articles of Guglielmo Cinque of the University of Venice, one of the world's top linguists. The book is divided into two sections, the first on restructuring, a central topic in Romance syntax and with connections to other language groups as well. The second part focuses on the consequences of treating clausal... more...

  • Structures and Beyondby Adriana Belletti

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 59.99

    Adriana Belletti here collects work presented by top scholars at a workshop at the University of Siena in connection with a visit by Noam Chomsky. These eight articles go beyond strictly mapping syntactic properties, touching on broader theoretical questions related to Chomsky's Minimalist Program in particular. The reputation of the contributors,... more...

  • Tense and Aspectby Alessandra Giorgi; Fabio Pianesi

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99

    The authors bridge the gap between the semantic and syntactic properties of verb tense and aspect, and suggest a unified account of tense and aspect using Chomsky's Principles and Parameters Framework. They compare tense and aspect systems in Romance languages with Germanic ones. more...

  • The Emergence and Development of SVO Patterning in Latin and Frenchby Brigitte L. M. Bauer

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 124.99

    This book analyzes--in terms of branching--the pervasive reorganization of Latin syntactic and morphological structures: in the development from Latin to French, a shift can be observed from the archaic, left-branching structures (which Latin inherited from Proto-Indo-European) to modern right-branching equivalents. Brigitte Bauer presents a detailed... more...

  • The Logic of Markednessby Edwin L. Battistella

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99

    Theories of language espoused by linguists during much of this century have assumed that there is a hierarchy to the elements of language such that certain constructions, rules, and features are unmarked while others are marked ; "play" for example, is unmarked or neutral, while "played" or "player" is marked. This opposition, referred to as markedness... more...

  • Auxiliariesby Bernd Heine

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 179.99

    Offering a new perspective on auxiliaries in particular and language structure in general, this study argues that language cannot be explained satisfactorily with reference to linguistic variables alone; what is required in addition are extra-linguistic parameters relating to how we perceive the world around us, and how we utilize the linguistic resources... more...

  • Clause Structure and Language Changeby Adrian Battye; Ian Roberts

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 134.99

    The Principles-and-Parameters approach to linguistic theory has triggered an enormous amount of work in comparative syntax over the last decade or so. A natural consequence of the growth in synchronic comparative work has been a renewed interest in questions of diachronic syntax, and this collection testifies to that trend. These papers focus on questions... more...

  • Double Caseby Frans Plank

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 184.99

    Suffixaufnahme is an unusual pattern of multiple case marking due to agreement: a nominal that is already case-marked for its own adnominal function in addition copies the case of the nominal to which it is to be related. The essays in this collection comprehensively examine this little known phenomenon in all areas where it is (or was) attested--most... more...

  • Ellipsisby Anne Lobeck

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 164.99

    This book elaborates a theory of ellipsis that sheds new light on a well-known phenomenon, bringing it under the aegis of general and universal principles. Lobeck argues that ellipted categories in IP (VP Ellipsis), DP (N' Ellipsis), and CP (Sluicing) are empty, non-referential pronominals, subject to the same licensing and identification conditions... more...