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Tue Apr 29 2003

Books: Generative Ling: Schwabe, Winkler (eds)

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Message 1: The Interfaces: Schwabe, Winkler (eds)

Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 14:52:56 +0000
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Subject: The Interfaces: Schwabe, Winkler (eds)

Title: The Interfaces
Subtitle: Deriving and interpreting omitted structures
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 61
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,
Book URL:
Availability: Available
Editor: Kerstin Schwabe, Research Centre for General Linguistics,
 Typology and Universals
Editor: Susanne Winkler, University of T�bingen 
Hardback: ISBN: 1588113302, Pages: vi, 403 pp., Price: USD 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227845, Pages: vi, 403 pp., Price: EUR 120.00

The Interfaces: Deriving and Interpreting Omitted Structures is a
collection of never-before-published papers that explore the nature of
the interfaces of syntax with semantics, phonology, and discourse. The
papers investigate the various ways in which elliptical structures are
related to these interfaces. As such, they not only make a valuable
contribution to generative linguistic research but, more generally,
help to deepen our understanding of the relation between form and
meaning in natural language. In the book's introductory chapter, the
editors address general issues related to current work on ellipsis and
the syntax/semantics, syntax/phonology and syntax/discourse
interfaces. The rest of the book is organized into three parts. The
first examines PF-deletion accounts of elliptical structures; the
second investigates these structures from the perspective of the
syntax/semantic interface; and the third explores these from a
perspective that concentrates on the relation between semantics and
focus and discourse structure. Together the papers collected in this
volume offer a convincing demonstration of the value of collaborative
research on the 'interfaces'.

Table of contents

Exploring the interfaces from the perspective of omitted structures
 Edited by Kerstin Schwabe and Susanne Winkler 
I. Towards the exploration of PF-deletion accounts 
Ellipsis and syntactic representation 
 Contributors: Christopher Kennedy 
Subject-Auxiliary Inversion in comparatives and PF output constraints 
 Contributors: Jason Merchant 
Antecedent-Containment and ellipsis 
 Contributors: Chris Wilder 
Background matching in Right Node Raising constructions 
 Contributors: Katharina Hartmann 
II. From the computational system to the syntax semanticss interface
Merge Copy 
 Contributors: Caterina Donati 
Phrase Structure Paradoxes, movement and ellipsis 
 Contributors: Winfried Lechner 
Unpronounced heads in relative clauses 
 Contributors: Uli Sauerland 
Variation at the syntax-semantics interface: Evidence from Gapping 
 Contributors: Luis L�pez and Susanne Winkler 

III. The semantic component and its connection to focus and discourse
Ellipsis and the structure of discourse 
 Contributors: Daniel Hardt 
Correlate restriction and definiteness effect in ellipsis 
 Contributors: Maribel Romero 
F-marking and specificity in Sluicing constructions 
 Contributors: Kerstin Schwabe 
The semantics of Japanese null pronouns and its cross-linguistic
 Contributors: Satoshi Tomioka 
Omission impossible? Topic and focus in Focal Ellipsis 
 Contributors: Petra Gretsch 
Name index 
Subject index 
Lingfield(s): Generative Linguistics (Syntax)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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