LINGUIST List 12.1228

Thu May 3 2001

Books: Syntax

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  1. Gillian Caglayan, Syntax: Lexicon and Grammar by J. E. Emonds

Message 1: Syntax: Lexicon and Grammar by J. E. Emonds

Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 12:03:50 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <>
Subject: Syntax: Lexicon and Grammar by J. E. Emonds

New publication from Mouton de Gruyter

>From the series Studies in Generative Grammar
Series Editors: Henk van Riemsdijk, Harry van der Hulst and Jan Koster

Joseph E. Emonds
Lexicon and Grammar: The English Syntacticon

23 x 15,5 cm. xxiii, 470 pages. Cloth. 
DM 198,- / EUR 101,24 / �S 1445,- (RRP) / sFr 170,- / approx. US$ 99.00
ISBN 3-11-016689-5 Paperback. 
DM 68,- / EUR 34,77 / �S 496,- (RRP) / sFr 60,- / approx. US$ 34.00
ISBN 3-11-016981-9
(Studies in Generative Grammar 50)

This book focuses on the need for a formal lexical theory, in
particular, one in which lexical insertion occurs at three
derivational levels. Its syntactic, subcategorization-based approach
fully analyzes constructions such as causatives, light verbs,
nominalization, null arguments, passives, perfects, and
pseudo-partitives. Rich empirical treatments based on English, French,
Italian and Japanese further claim that morphology should be fully
integrated into syntax. Theoretical constructs of Economy and Abstract
Case are reformulated as conditions at three interfaces: the
Dictionary, Logical Form and Phonological Form.

Joseph E. Emonds is Professor of Linguistics and the English Language at
Durham University, United Kingdom.

>From the Contents

Categories and Feature Inventories of Universal Grammar
Subcategorization: Syntax as the Material Basis of Semantics
Subcategorization Inside Words: Morphology as Grammatical Compounding
Multi-Level Lexical Insertion: Explaining Inflection and Derivation
Passive Syntactic Structures
The Genesis of Flat Structures: Linking Verbs, "Light" Verbs and
Appendix. Causative and Perception Verb "Clause Union"
Subcategorization Across Syntactic Empty Heads
The Restricted Complement Space of Lexical Frames
Licensing and Identification of Null Complements
Understood Subjects: Generalizing Pro

Summary of principles
Sample lexicon

For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222

Please visit our website for other publications by Mouton de Gruyter
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