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Tue Jun 29 1999

Books: Generative Morphology, Syntax

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Generative studies: Morphosyntax, Verbal Complement Clauses

Message 1: Generative studies: Morphosyntax, Verbal Complement Clauses

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 20:54:37 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Generative studies: Morphosyntax, Verbal Complement Clauses

John Benjamins Publishing announces the publication of the following two
new works:

Issues in Morphosyntax.
Peter ACKEMA (University of Groningen) 
Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 26
US & Canada: 1 55619 910 4 / USD 75.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2747 0 / NLG 150.00 (Hardcover)

Of particular interest to morphologists and syntacticians Issues in
Morphosyntax aims to contribute to the discussion on the question
whether there exists a separate morphological module in the grammar,
distinct from the other modules, with special focus on the connection
of morphology with syntax. The view that is defended is that
morphological operations do not take place in syntax, but that they
are governed by the same principles that govern syntax. There are
morphological categories distinct from syntactic categories, which
appear in their own domain, below the zero X-bar level, so in this
sense there is a morphological module. However, this module is not
distinct from the syntactic one, in the sense that the same principles
apply equally to the morphological and the syntactic domain. Specific
topics of discussion include Noun Incorporation, past participle
constructions in Germanic (passives, perfects, and auxiliary
selection) and Lexical Integrity effects.


Verbal Complement Clauses.
A minimalist study of direct perception constructions.
Claudia FELSER (University of Essex)
Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 25
US & Canada: 1 55619 909 0 / USD 85.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2746 2 / NLG 170.00 (Hardcover)

This monograph examines the syntax of bare infinitival and participial
complements of perception verbs in English and other European languages,
and investigates the general conditions under which verbal complement
clauses are licensed. The introductory chapter is followed by an overview
of the major syntactic and semantic characteristics of non-finite
complements of perception verbs in English. The third chapter presents an
analysis within the framework of Chomsky's (1995) Minimalist Program
according to which event-denoting complements are minimally realised as
projections of an aspectual head. In the next chapter, it is argued that
verbs capable of licensing aspectual complement clauses must be able to
function as a special type of control predicate, an assumption which is
shown to account for a number of seemingly unrelated properties of the
constructions under consideration. The final chapter examines
syntactically reduced clausal complements from a cross-linguistic
perspective, showing that Southern Romance languages differ from Germanic
ones with respect to the availability of 'bare' aspectual complement
clauses, a difference that is attributed to morphological properties of
verbs in these languages.
	
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