LINGUIST List 11.1043

Mon May 8 2000

Books: Romance Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Romance Ling: Descriptive Romanian Grammar, R. Daniliuc & L. Daniliuc
  2. LINCOM EUROPA, Theoretical Ling: Syntactic Controversies, T. Stroik

Message 1: Romance Ling: Descriptive Romanian Grammar, R. Daniliuc & L. Daniliuc

Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 21:04:40 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Romance Ling: Descriptive Romanian Grammar, R. Daniliuc & L. Daniliuc

Descriptive Romanian Grammar.
An Outline
RADU DANILIUC & LAURA DANILIUC

The Descriptive Grammar of the Romanian language is divided into 3
parts: phonology, morphology and syntax, preceded by a short
introduction presenting the geographical areas where Romanian is
spoken, the Latin basis of the language and the foreign influences
during the centuries.

The first part describes the Romanian sounds: 7 vowels, 22 consonants,
11 diphthongs and 6 triphthongs. It also presents the theme, focus,
intonation and information processing as they appear in Romanian. The
second part contains concise presentations of the noun (type, gender,
number, case, declension), the article(definite, indefinite,
possessive, demonstrative), the adjective (type, declension, degrees
of comparison and intensity), the pronoun (personal, neutral, of
politeness, reflexive, possessive, demonstrative, relative,
emphasizing, indefinite, interrogative, negative) the numeral
(cardinal, ordinal, multiplicative, fractional, indefinite; the
approximation), the verb (types, voice, mood, tense, person, number,
inflexion), the adverb (type, degrees of comparison and intensity,
special usage), the preposition and the conjunction.

The last part deals with the syntactic functions of the speech parts
Subject, Predicate, Complements, Attributes, Apposition) and with
types of sentences ( Subjective, Predicative, Attributive, 4
Completives, 14 Circumstantials, Apposition, Incidence). This part
also has in view coordination and subordination, the topic, direct and
indirect speech. All topics are accompanied by clear examples.

ISBN 3 89586 637 7. 
LINCOM Studies in Romance Linguistics 14. 
Ca. 360 pp. Ca. USD 72 / DM 128 / � 48. 

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LINCOM EUROPA, Freibadstr. 3, D-81543 Muenchen, Germany; 
FAX +49 89 62269404; 
http://www.lincom-europa.com
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Message 2: Theoretical Ling: Syntactic Controversies, T. Stroik

Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 20:53:47 +0200
From: LINCOM EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Theoretical Ling: Syntactic Controversies, T. Stroik

Syntactic Controversies
Tom Stroik, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Current generative theory permits some grammatical constructions to
play a dual role within syntactic theory, allowing them to serve both
as data which must be explained and as arguments for the theory
itself. This book argues that these roles can come into conflict and
that the meta-theoretic (argument) role played by dual-role
constructions circumscribes the data role played by the constructions.

Such constructions become "imprisoned" by the theory because they
cannot be re-analyzed in ways which would call the theory into
question. Constraining the data to protect the theory, however, has
obvious deleterious effects for the theory. In this book, the author
looks at five constructions which play dual roles in generative
(especially, minimalist) theory: antecedent contained deletion
constructions, multiple-wh constructions, expletive constructions, do
so constructions, and argument demotion constructions. The author
shows that each of these constructions needs to be re-analyzed in ways
which erode the argument role played by the construction in syntactic
theory. The ultimate goal of this book, then, is to raise serious
questions about current approaches to syntactic argumentation and to
call for non-dual role syntactic analysis.

ISBN 3 89586 963 5. 
LINCOM Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 24. 
Ca. 200pp. Ca. EUR 55 / DM 107 / USD 55 / � 38. 

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