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by Raffaella Zanuttini,Héctor Campos,Elena Herburger,Paul H. Portner




Presenting cutting-edge research in syntax and semantics, this important volume furthers theoretical claims in generative linguistics and represents a significant addition to present scholarship in the field. Leading scholars present crosslinguistic studies dealing with clausal architecture, negation, and tense and aspect, and the issue of whether a statistical model can by itself capture the richness of human linguistic abilities. Taken together, these contributions elegantly show how theoretical tools can propel our understanding of language beyond pretheoretical descriptions, especially when combined with the insight and skills of linguists who can analyze difficult and complex data.Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics covers a range of topics currently at the center of lively debate in the linguistic literature, such as the structure of the left periphery of the clause, the proper treatment of negative polarity items, and the role of statistical learning in building a model of linguistic competence. The ten original contributions offer an excellent balance of novel empirical description and theoretical analysis, applied to a wide range of languages, including Dutch, German, Irish English, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, and a number of medieval Romance languages. Scholars and students of semantics, syntax, and linguistic theory will find it to be a valuable resource for ongoing scholarship and advanced study.
Download Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics: Negation, Tense, and Clausal Architecture (Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics) epub
ISBN: 1589010809
ISBN13: 978-1589010802
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
Author: Raffaella Zanuttini,Héctor Campos,Elena Herburger,Paul H. Portner
Language: English
Publisher: Georgetown University Press (May 23, 2006)
Pages: 254 pages
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