LINGUIST List 15.1198

Tue Apr 13 2004

Books: Syntax: Hirose/Brody

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  1. kkaneta, Origins of Predicates: Hirose
  2. kkaneta, Towards an Elegant Syntax: Brody

Message 1: Origins of Predicates: Hirose

Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 13:25:43 -0500 (EST)
From: kkaneta <kkanetataylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Origins of Predicates: Hirose


		
Title: Origins of Predicates
Subtitle: Evidence from Plains Cree
Series Title: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Routledge (Taylor and Francis) 
		http://www.routledge.com/
			
Author: Tomio Hirose

Hardback: ISBN: 0415967791, Pages: 288, Price: U.S. $: 80.00

 
Abstract:
			
This book offers a new perspective on natural language predicates by
analyzing data from the Plains Cree language. Contrary to traditional
understanding, Cree verbal complexes are syntactic constructs composed
of morphemes as syntactic objects that are subject to structurally
defined constraints, such as c-command. Tomio Hirose illustrates this
in his study of vP syntax, event semantics, morphology-syntax
mappings, unaccusativity, noun incorporation, and valency-reducing
phenomena.

Hirose demonstrates that what is known about aspectual properties of
well-studied languages is also true of the less-studied Cree
language. His findings significantly advance the study of syntax and
semantics in both natural language predicates and in the verbal
complexes in polysynthetic languages. Synthesizing the latest in
linguistic theory and an array of empirical evidence, this book will
be accessible to theoretical linguists, Americanists and students of
the Cree language.


Lingfield(s): Syntax
			 
Subject Language(s):	Cree, Plains (Language Code: CRP)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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Message 2: Towards an Elegant Syntax: Brody

Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 15:42:29 -0500 (EST)
From: kkaneta <kkanetataylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Towards an Elegant Syntax: Brody


		
Title: Towards an Elegant Syntax
Series Title: Routledge Leading Linguists
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Routledge (Taylor and Francis) 
		http://www.routledge.com/
			
Author: Michael Brody

Hardback: ISBN: 0415299594, Pages: 288, Price: U.S. $: 105.00


Abstract:
			
This is a book of essays concerned with syntax, written between 1980
and 2001, in which the search for theoretical elegance takes centre
stage. The conceptual difference between 'elegance' and the minimalist
search for 'perfection' is examined and the consequences are shown to
be wide ranging and radical, leading to a novel approach with a set of
simplified potential primitives and axioms.


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