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The Syntax and Semantics of the Left Periphery : Interface Explorations [Ie] - Horst Lohnstein

The Syntax and Semantics of the Left Periphery

Interface Explorations [Ie]

By: Horst Lohnstein (Editor), Susanne Trissler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th March 2004
ISBN: 9783110181210
Number Of Pages: 529
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The left periphery of clausal structures has been a prominent topic of research in generative linguistics during the last decades. Closer examination of its properties unfolds a rich array of perspectives like the status of barriers for extraction and government, the articulation of the topic focus structure, the fixation of wh-scope, the marking of clausal types, the interaction of syntactic structure with inflectional morphology as well as the determination of sentence mood and illocutionary force to mention just a few. The purpose of this book is to collect different and relevant studies in this field and to give a general overview of the various theoretical approaches concerned with morphological, syntactic and semantic properties together with the diachronic development of the left periphery.

Theoretical developments of the left peripheryp. 1
The syntactic integration of preposed adverbial clauses on the German left periphery : a diachronic perspectivep. 23
Decomposing the left periphery dialectal and cross-linguistic evidencep. 59
Head-movement in minimalism, and V2 as FORCE-markingp. 97
In front of the prefield - inside or outside the clause?p. 139
Uniformity and variation : on the relation of wh-phrases and sentence mood in Germanp. 179
Notes on the syntax and the pragmatics of German left dislocationp. 203
Inflectional morphology and sentence mood in Germanp. 235
ET, parasitic gaps, and German clause structurep. 265
Verb position, verbal mood and the anchoring (potential) of sentencesp. 313
Nonstandard wh-questions and alternative checkers in Pagottop. 343
The particle li and the left periphery of Slavic yes/no interrogativesp. 385
Binding by verbs : tense, person, and mood under attitudesp. 431
Complementizer selection and the properties of complement clauses in Germanp. 489
Indexp. 519
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ISBN: 9783110181210
ISBN-10: 3110181215
Series: Interface Explorations [Ie]
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 529
Published: 25th March 2004
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.82  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.88