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- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99
This treatise elaborates a theory of ellipsis which brings the phenomenon under the aegis of very general and universal principles. It argues that the Empty Category Principle (ECP) constrains the distribution of ellipsis, just as it constrains the distributions of traces and null pronouns. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 41.99
Collects the articles of Guglielmo Cinque of the University of Venice. This 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 functional heads as members of a universal hierarchy. more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99
Adriana Belletti here collects work by scholars presented at the University of Siena in connection with a visit by Noam Chomsky. The book's eight articles touch on broader theoretical questions related to Chomsky's Minimalist Program in particular. Contributors include Guglielmo Cinque, Richard Kayne, Luigi Rizzi, Noam Chomsky, and others. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 74.99
The authors bridge the gap between the semantic and syntactic properties of verb tense and aspect, suggest a unified account of tense and aspect using Chomsky's Principles and Parameters Framework and compare tense and aspect systems in Romance languages with Germanic ones. In the OXFORD STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE SYNTAX series. more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 107.99
This treatise argues that there has been an evolution in Romance syntax and morphology from left-branching structures (subject-object-verb) to right-branching structures (subject-verb-object). It uses data from child language acquisition studies to back up this claim. more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 109.99
This work studies the concept of markedness in the Prague School structuralism of Roman Jakobson, its importation into generative linguistics and its development in Chomsky's "principles and parameters" framework. It traces how structuralist and generative linguistics have drawn on the concept. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99
This volume contains 12 chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, and Biblical Hebrew. more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 164.99
Tense and aspect, linguistic markers signifying relations in time, have been peculiarly resistant to linguistic classification and explanation. The aim of this study is to enable students, teachers and scholars to understand the use of verb forms in particular languages. more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 109.00
Extending ideas from frameworks like Relevance Theory and Dynamic Syntax, the author upholds a radical position on modelling linguistic competence. In illustration, he presents a detailed study of a key meeting point of grammar and pragmatics: focus, in particular its syntactic expression in Hungarian. more...
- Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 123.00
This volume combines different perspectives on case-marking: (1) typological and descriptive approaches of various types and instances of case-marking in the languages of the world as well as comparison with languages that express similar types of relations without morphological case-marking; (2) formal analyses in different theoretical frameworks... more...