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Parameters and Functional Heads : Essays in Comparative Syntax - Adriana Belletti

Parameters and Functional Heads

Essays in Comparative Syntax

By: Adriana Belletti (Editor), Luigi Rizzi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th April 1996
ISBN: 9780195087932
Number Of Pages: 312

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The essays collected in this volume, most previously unpublished, address a number of closely interconnected issues raised by the comparative syntax of functional heads within the Principles-and-Parameters approach. The general theory of head movement, the properties of derived structures created by incorporation, and the parameterization involved are the main theoretical foci. One major empirical area which is addressed concerns head movement in configurations involving certain kinds of operator-like elements, for example, the different manifestations of Verb Second phenomena in Wh and other constructions and the syntax of negative heads and specifiers. In addition, properties of functional heads and head movement in nominal and clausal structures and the causative construction are investigated.

Contributors
Introductionp. 3
The Verb Always Leaves IP in V2 Clausesp. 11
Residual Verb Second and the Wh-Criterionp. 63
Complex Inversion in Frenchp. 91
Negative Concord in West Flemishp. 117
On the Relevance of Tense for Sentential Negationp. 181
A Cross-Linguistic Study of Romance and Arberesh Causativesp. 209
Hebrew Noun Phrases: Generalized Noun Raisingp. 239
Three Kinds of Subject Clitics in Basso Polesano and the Theory of prop. 269
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ISBN: 9780195087932
ISBN-10: 0195087933
Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 25th April 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.15  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.68

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