LINGUIST List 15.171

Mon Jan 19 2004

Books: Syntax: Adger, de Cat, Tsoulas (Eds.)

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  1. Jasper.deVaal, Peripheries: Adger, de Cat, Tsoulas (Eds.)

Message 1: Peripheries: Adger, de Cat, Tsoulas (Eds.)

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 18:30:30 -0500 (EST)
From: Jasper.deVaal <>
Subject: Peripheries: Adger, de Cat, Tsoulas (Eds.)

Title: Peripheries
Subtitle: Syntactic Edges and their Effects
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 59
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers		 
Editor: David Adger, Queen Mary, University of London, UK 
Editor: C�cile de Cat, University of York, UK 
Editor: George Tsoulas, University of York, UK 

Electronic: ISBN: 1402019106, Pages: 454, Price: EUR 236.00
Electronic: ISBN: 1402019106, Pages: 454, Price: USD 260.00
Electronic: ISBN: 1402019106, Pages: 454, Price: GBP 150.00

Hardback: ISBN: 1402019084, Pages: 454, Price: EUR 157.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402019084, Pages: 454, Price: USD 173.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402019084, Pages: 454, Price: GBP 100.00


The syntactic periphery has become one of the most important areas of
research in syntactic theory in recent years, due to the emergence of
new research programmes initiated by Rizzi, Kayne and Chomsky. However
research has concentrated on the empirical nature of clausal
peripheries. The purpose of this volume is to explore the question of
whether the notion of periphery has any real theoretical bite. An
important consensus emerging from the volume is that the edges of
certain syntactic expressions appear to be the locus of the connection
between phrase structure, prosody, and information structure. This
volume contains 16 papers by researchers in this area. The book:

 + contains an extensive introduction setting out the research
 questions addressed and setting the contributions in an overall
 theoretical context,

 + has a distinct comparative slant,

 + brings together work from a range of theoretical perspectives,
 while maintaining a unity of purpose,

 + could serve as the basis for a graduate course on peripheral

 + contains papers addressing;

 + the question of the fine-grainedness of syntactic

 + the relevance of syntactic edges to locality and semantic

 + the nature of the dependencies connecting peripheral elements to
 the syntactic core.

Audience: Academics and Graduate students interested in syntax and its
interfaces with semantics and prosody, acquisition of syntax,
cross-linguistic comparison

Lingfield(s):	Syntax 			 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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