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Arguments and Structure : Studies on the Architecture of the Sentence - Teun Hoekstra

Arguments and Structure

Studies on the Architecture of the Sentence

By: Teun Hoekstra, Sjef Barbiers (Editor), Jenny Doetjes (Editor), Marcel den Dikken (Editor), Gertjan Postma (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th December 2004
ISBN: 9783110179538
Number Of Pages: 431
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This book contains 14 articles by Teun Hoekstra (1953-1998) on core issues in syntactic theory. Some articles focus on the structure of DP, others on the structure of the sentence as a whole, while others still deal explicitly with the parallels between the two. The papers are distributed over four sections: "Argument structure", "T-chains", "The morphosyntax of verbal and nominal projections" and "Small clauses". More than half of the articles in this book are published here for the first time or appear for the first time in English. Hoekstra's work is characterized by a fundamental interest in the central questions of syntactic theory, most notably the relation between argument structure and X-bar structure. This concentrated interest led to a deep understanding of the notion of transitivity, with respect to both the status of the external argument and that of the internal argument, where "status" refers to both the content and the licensing. In this collection of papers, Hoekstra reports on his insights in these matters. As far as content and licensing of the external argument is concerned, this collection contains papers on the relation between passives and their active counterparts, the parallels between possessives and transitives and the differences and similarities between past participles and infinitives. As to the internal argument, we find papers addressing sentential complementation, verbal affixation and resultatives. And there is a whole section on tense, and its role in keeping the sentence together. One of the papers in this collection is Hoekstra's classic, but hitherto unpublished "Small clauses everywhere" (more than 70 pages), which summarizes Hoekstra's views on such issues as resultatives, particle verbs and double object constructions.

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"[...] this collection of Hoekstra's writing seems not only interesting, but also useful reading for contemporary researchers, since both the problems and ideas discussed in this volume are very far from being outdated."Pavel Grashchenkov in: Linguist List 16.2534

Teun Hoekstra's bibliography
Argument structure
Possession and transitivityp. 3
The indirect object : its status and placep. 33
Categories and argumentsp. 71
The active-passive configurationp. 83
Verbal affixationp. 95
Why Kaatje was not heard sing a songp. 125
T-chains and auxiliariesp. 145
Clitics in romance and the study of head-movementp. 179
ECP, tense and islandsp. 191
The morphosyntax of nominal and verbal constituents
Bracketing paradoxes do not existp. 219
The nominal infinitivep. 241
Parallels between nominal and verbal projectionsp. 265
Small clauses
Complex verbsp. 295
Small clauses everywherep. 319
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ISBN: 9783110179538
ISBN-10: 3110179539
Series: Studies in Generative Grammar
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 431
Published: 16th December 2004
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.36  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.73

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