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Verb Movement - David Lightfoot

Verb Movement

By: David Lightfoot (Editor), Norbert Hornstein (Editor)

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Published: 30th May 1994
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Work on the movement of phrase categories, mostly Noun Phrases, has been a central element of syntactic theorizing almost since the earliest work on generative grammar. Work on the movement of lexical elements, heads, has been much less central until recent years. Verb movement is now, however, the center of current research in syntax. Parallel to the theoretical interest has been the attention focused on the description of verb-second languages and on the movement operations that place the verb in its "second" position. This volume represents the latest work from many of the leading researchers in an important field, and draws on analyses from a wide range of languages. It will have a significant impact on its field.

List of contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Verb movement: an introductionp. 1
Verb positions: evidence from Italianp. 19
Verb movement and word order in Arabicp. 41
Comments on the paper by Ouhallap. 73
Some similarities and differences between Icelandic and Yiddishp. 87
Comments on the paper by Santorinip. 107
Finite verb movement in Scandinavian embedded clausesp. 117
Comments on the paper by Viknerp. 149
The Brythonic copula and head raisingp. 163
A reinterpretation of evidence for verb movement in Frenchp. 189
Two types of head movement in Romancep. 207
Comments on the paper by Robertsp. 243
Licensing headsp. 261
Comments on the paper by Koopmanp. 297
Finiteness and head movement in early child grammarsp. 305
Comments on the paper by Wexlerp. 351
Referencesp. 363
Indexp. 383
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ISBN: 9780521456616
ISBN-10: 0521456614
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 30th May 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.59