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Current Issues in Comparative Grammar : Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory - Robert Freidin

Current Issues in Comparative Grammar

Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

By: Robert Freidin (Editor)

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Illustrating the diversity and productivity of research within the principles and parameters framework of generative grammar, the papers in this volume address a varied set of issues in the study of comparative grammar, including the theories of binding, case and government, the parametric effects of inflection, the syntactic properties of infinitival constructions, the analysis of expletives and of clitics, and the interpretation of anaphoric properties at the level of Logical Form. The collection employs several different research strategies, ranging from a broad survey of related constructions in a wide range of languages to the close analysis of an unusual construction in a single language and its consequences for the theory of universal grammar. Some of the papers collected here are commentaries on others, or responses to commentaries.

Introduction
The Role of the Antecedent in Anaphoric Relationsp. 1
Inflection and Parametric Variation: Portuguese vs. Spanishp. 46
PRO and pro: Comments on Quicolip. 81
Inflection and Empty Categories: Response to Safir's Commentsp. 91
Experiencers and Raising Verbsp. 101
NP-Movement and "Restructuring"p. 121
Some Other Possible Cases of Nonlocal Dependencies: Comments on the Paper by Jaklin Kornfiltp. 148
Case and Expletives: Notes Toward a Parametric Accountp. 162
Notes on Case and Expletives: A Discussion of Lasnik's Paperp. 190
Comments on Relativized Minimalityp. 203
'Long' WH-Movements and Referentialityp. 226
On the Characterization and Effects of D-Linking: Comments on Cinquep. 249
Determiner Clitic Placementp. 257
Head Movement, Cliticization, Precompilation, and Word Insertion (Comments on Uriagereka's Paper)p. 296
A Brief Responsep. 338
Two Cases of Logical Relations: Bound Pronouns and Anaphoric Relationsp. 346
Remarks on Linguistic Scope: Comments on Aoun and Li's Paperp. 374
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780792337799
ISBN-10: 0792337794
Series: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Type: New edition