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Books: Generative Linguistics/Syntax: Di Sciullo (ed)

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Message 1: Asymmetry in Grammar: Di Sciullo (ed)

Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 16:22:12 +0000
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Subject: Asymmetry in Grammar: Di Sciullo (ed)

Title: Asymmetry in Grammar
Subtitle: Volume 1: Syntax and semantics
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Anna Maria Di Sciullo, University of Quebec at Montreal 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027227780, Pages: vi, 405 pp., Price: EUR 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 158811306X, Pages: vi, 405 pp., Price: USD 120.00

Asymmetry in Grammar: Syntax and Semantics brings to fore the
centrality of asymmetry in DP, VP and CP. A finer grained articulation
of the DP is proposed, and further functional projections for
restrictive relatives, as well as a refined analyses of case
identification and presumptive pronouns. The papers on VP discuss
further asymmetries among arguments, and between arguments and
adjuncts. Double-object constructions, specificational copula
sentences, secondary predicates, and the scope properties of adjuncts
are discussed in this perspective. The papers on CP propose a further
articulation of the phrasal projection, justifications for Remnant IP
movement, and an analysis of variation in clause structure
asymmetries. The papers in semantics support the hypothesis that
interpretation is a function of configurational asymmetry. The
type/token information difference is further argued to correspond to
the partition between the upper and lower level of the phrase. It is
also proposed that Point of View Roles are not primitives of the
pragmatic component, but are head-dependent categories.
Configurationality is further argued to be required to distinguish
contrastive from non-contrastive Topic. Compositionality is proposed
to explain cross-linguistic variations in the selectional behavior of
typologically different languages.

The papers in syntax include contributions from Antonia
Androutsopoulou and Manuel Espa�ol-Echevarr�a, Dana Isac, Edit Jakab,
Cedric Boeckx, Julie Anne Legate, Maria Cristina Cuervo, Jacqueline
Gu�ron, Niina Zhang, Thomas Ernst, Manuela Ambar, Jean-Yves Pollock,
Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Ilena Paul and Stanca Somesfalean. The papers
on semantics include contributions of Greg Carlson,Peggy Speas and
Carol Tenny, Chungmin Lee, and James Pustejovsky.

Table of contents

Asymmetry in grammar: Syntax and semantics 
 Anna Maria Di Sciullo 1-10 
French definite determiners in indefinite contexts 
and asymmetric agreement 
 Antonia Androutsopoulou and Manuel Espanol-Echevarria 11-26 
Restrictive relative clauses vs. restrictive Adjectives: An asymmetry
within the class of modifiers
 Dana Isac 27-49 
Asymmetry in case: Finnish and Old Russian nominative objects 
 Edit N. Jakab 51-84 
Resumption and asymmetric derivation 
 Cedric Boeckx 85-98 
Recontructing nonconfigurationality 
 Julie Anne Legate 99-116 
Structural asymmetries but same word order: The dative alternation in
 Maria Cristina Cuervo 117-144 
On the asymmetry of the specificational copula sentence 
 Jacqueline Gu�ron 145-163 
The asymmetry between depictives and resultatives in Chinese 
 Niina Zhang 165-185 
Adjuncts and word order asymmetries 
 Thomas Ernst 187-207 
 Manuela Ambar 209-249 
Three arguments for remnant IP movement in Romance 
 Jean-Yves Pollock 251-277 
The clause structure of extraction asymmetries 
 Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Ileana Paul and Stanca Somesfalean 279-299
Interpretive asymmetries in major phrases 
 Greg Carlson 301-313 
Configurational properties of point of view roles 
 Peggy Speas and Carol L. Tenny 315-344 
Contrastive Topic and proposition structure 
 Chungmin Lee 345-371 
Categories, types, and qualia selection 
 James Pustejovsky 373-393 
Index 395-402

Lingfield(s): Generative Linguistics (Syntax)
Subject Language(s): French (Language Code: FRN)
			Finnish (Language Code: FIN)
			Old Russian (Language Code: XORU)
			Spanish (Language Code: SPN)
			Chinese (Language Code: CHN)
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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