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Books: Syntax, German/Dutch: Seuren, Kempen (eds)

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  1. paul, Verb Constructions in German and Dutch: Seuren, Kempen (eds)

Message 1: Verb Constructions in German and Dutch: Seuren, Kempen (eds)

Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 15:38:57 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Verb Constructions in German and Dutch: Seuren, Kempen (eds)

Title: Verb Constructions in German and Dutch
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 242
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Pieter A.M. Seuren, Max-Planck-Institut f�r Psycholinguistik,
	Nijmegen / Universiteit Leiden
Editor: Gerard Kempen, Max-Planck-Institut f�r Psycholinguistik,

Hardback: ISBN: 9027247544, Pages: vi, 316 pp., Price: EUR 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588114015, Pages: vi, 316 pp., Price: USD 125.00

German and Dutch verb constructions show a rich array of syntactic
phenomena that have so far been underexposed in the literature,
despite the fact that they have proved to be a source of substantial
problems in theoretical grammar. The cross-linguistic study of verb
constructions and complementation has been dominated by views deriving
from English or, for that matter, Latin. The German and Dutch
complementation systems, however, feature several important properties
that are missing from English but occur in many other
languages. Well-known but only partially understood examples are
clause-final verb clusters and the so-called Third Construction. In
the present book, these and related phenomena are addressed by leading
representatives of various schools of linguistic thought, in
particular Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), Generative
Grammar, Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG), Tree Adjoining Grammar
(TAG), Performance Grammar, and Semantic Syntax. By bringing together
the diverse theoretical analyses into one volume, the editors hope to
stimulate comparative evaluations of the formalisms.

Table of contents

Introduction 1-4 
1. Verb clusters and the scope of adjuncts in Dutch 
 Gosse Bouma 5-42 
2. Verbal clusters and cluster creepers 
 Arnold Evers 43-89 
3. V-clustering and clause union: Causes and effects 
 Hubert Haider 91-126 
4. West-Germanic verb clusters in LFG 
 Ronald M. Kaplan and Annie Zaenen 127-150 
5. Subjects in unexpected places and the notion of "predicate" 
 Andreas Kathol 151-183 
6. Dutch and German verb constructions in Performance Grammar 
 Gerard Kempen and Karin Harbusch 185-221 
7. Coherent constructions in German: Lexicon or syntax? 
 Owen Rambow 223-246 
8. Verb clusters and branching directionality in German and Dutch
 Pieter A.M. Seuren 247-296 
References 297-307 
Index 309-314

Lingfield(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): German (Language Code: GER)
			Dutch (Language Code: DUT)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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