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Explaining syntax : representations, structures and computation by Peter W. Culicover

By: Culicover, Peter W.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013Description: ix, 380 p. : 25 cm.ISBN: 9780199660230.Subject(s): Grammar (General) -- Grammar SyntaxDDC classification: 415
Contents:
Contents 1. Prologue: The Simpler Syntax Hypothesis (2006) ; PART I: REPRESENTATIONS ; 2. OM-sentences: On the derivation of sentences with systematically unspecifiable interpretations (1972) ; 3. On the Coherence of Syntactic Descriptions (1973) ; 4. Stress and Focus in English (1983) ; 5. Control, PRO, and the Projection Principle (1992) ; 6. Negative Curiosities (1982) ; 7. Deriving Dependent Right Adjuncts in English (1997) ; 8. Topicalization, Inversion, and Complementizers in English (1992) 9. The Adverb Effect: Evidence against ECP accounts of the that-t effect (1992) ; 10. Stylistic Inversion in English: A reconsideration (2001) ; 11. A Reconsideration of Dative Movements (1972) ; 12. markedness, Antisymmetry, and complexity of Constructions (2003) ; 13. Morphological Complexity Outside of Universal Grammar (1998) ; References ; Index
Summary: This book collects Peter Culicover's key observations on the nature of syntax and its place within the architecture of language. Over four decades his pioneering examinations of expression and interpretation have led him to rebalance the elements of grammar and to reformulate linguistic theory. The book will appeal to all theoretical linguists
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Contents 1. Prologue: The Simpler Syntax Hypothesis (2006) ; PART I: REPRESENTATIONS ; 2. OM-sentences: On the derivation of sentences with systematically unspecifiable interpretations (1972) ; 3. On the Coherence of Syntactic Descriptions (1973) ; 4. Stress and Focus in English (1983) ; 5. Control, PRO, and the Projection Principle (1992) ; 6. Negative Curiosities (1982) ; 7. Deriving Dependent Right Adjuncts in English (1997) ; 8. Topicalization, Inversion, and Complementizers in English (1992) 9. The Adverb Effect: Evidence against ECP accounts of the that-t effect (1992) ; 10. Stylistic Inversion in English: A reconsideration (2001) ; 11. A Reconsideration of Dative Movements (1972) ; 12. markedness, Antisymmetry, and complexity of Constructions (2003) ; 13. Morphological Complexity Outside of Universal Grammar (1998) ; References ; Index

This book collects Peter Culicover's key observations on the nature of syntax and its place within the architecture of language. Over four decades his pioneering examinations of expression and interpretation have led him to rebalance the elements of grammar and to reformulate linguistic theory. The book will appeal to all theoretical linguists

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