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Books: Generative Grammar: Wurmbrand

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Message 1: Infinitives: Wurmbrand

Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 08:18:40 +0000
From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Infinitives: Wurmbrand



Title: Infinitives
Subtitle: Restructuring and Clause Structure
Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar 55
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter 
 http://www.degruyter.com		 
			
Author: Susanne Wurmbrand				

Paperback: ISBN: 3110178648, Pages: x, 371, Price: Euro 49.95 /
	 ca. US$ 55.00
			
Abstract:

INFINITIVES offers a detailed study of the clausal architecture of
infinitival constructions providing a unified analysis of
restructuring, control, modals, and raising. The book critically
evaluates previous proposals from both syntactic and semantic
perspectives and presents a new analysis incorporating many recent
developments in generative linguistic theory. In addition to its
theoretical contribution, Infinitives contains a detailed descriptive
overview of a range of constructions, primarily from the Germanic
languages and will thus not only be of value to generative linguists
but will also serve as a general reference source for those interested
in the Germanic languages.


>From the Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Infinitives in brief - Restructuring - its significance in history

Chapter 2: Lexical restructuring 
Introduction - Case assignment in restructuring constructions - Tense
properties of restructuring constructions - Other functional
projections - Verb raising in restructuring constructions - Summary

Chapter 3: Functional restructuring 
Introduction - The split IP parameter - Motivating the
lexical/functional distinction - German functional constructions -
Summary

Chapter 4: The infinitival subject
Introduction - Infinitives with and without a syntactic subject - What
is under control - Conclusion

Chapter 5: Grades of (non-)restructuring 
Introduction - Restructuring vs. non-restructuring - Graded
(non-)restructuring - Semantic classification of infinitives

Chapter 6: Summary and conclusion 

Appendix: Overview - Verb classification - Distinguishing irrealis,
propositional, factive - (Non-)Restructuring properties - Verb
classifications in different languages

References
Index

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