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LINGUIST List 16.2005

Wed Jun 29 2005

Books: Sociolinguistics/Syntax: Cornips & Corrigan

Editor for this issue: Tetyana Sydorenko <tanyalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Syntax and Variation: Cornips & Corrigan

Message 1: Syntax and Variation: Cornips & Corrigan
Date: 28-Jun-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Syntax and Variation: Cornips & Corrigan

Title: Syntax and Variation
Subtitle: Reconciling the Biological and the Social
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 265
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20265

Editor: Leonie Cornips, Meertens Institute
Editor: Karen P Corrigan, University of York
Hardback: ISBN: 902724779X Pages: vi, 312 Price: Europe EURO 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588116409 Pages: vi, 312 Price: U.S. $ 144.00

The papers in this collection share a common interest in the empirical,
theoretical and meta-theoretical aspects of the 'internal-external'
('formal-functional') debate in linguistic theory. The primary aim of this
volume is to initiate cooperation between internationally renowned
generative and variationist linguists with a view to developing an
innovative and more cohesive approach to syntactic variation. The present
volume contains treatments incorporating the analysis of external factors
into accounts focusing on the internal linguistic conditioning of syntactic
variation and change cross-linguistically. As such, it offers novel
approaches to three key areas of current linguistic debate, viz. (1)
Methodological practices, (2) Theoretical applications and (3) Modularity.
The volume is, therefore, an important achievement for the progress of
linguistic theory more generally and it is an even more crucial milestone
in the coming-of-age of 'Socio-Syntax' as a discipline in its own right.

Toward an integrated approach to syntactic variation: A retrospective and
prospective synopsis
Leonie Cornips and Karen P. Corrigan 1-27

Part 1: Aspects of modularity

A modular approach to sociolinguistic variation in syntax: The gerund in
Ecuadorian Spanish
Pieter Muysken 31-53

Selective optionality in language development
Antonella Sorace 55-80

Syntactic variation and spoken language
Jenny Cheshire 81-106

Part 2: Individual speaker variability and methodological innovation

Idiolectal variation and syntactic theory
Alison Henry 109-122

Focus raising: A paradigmatic example of the treatment of syntactic variation
Judit Gervain and Gábor Zemplén 123-145

Part 3: Syntactic variability, social stratification and real/apparent time

Variation and the minimalist program
David Adger and Jennifer Smith 149-178

Principles and parameters in change
Elly van Gelderen 179-198

Morphosyntactic variation and theory: Subject-verb agreement in Acadian French
Ruth King 199-229

Part 4: Syntactic variability across geographical space

Word order variation in three-verb clusters and the division of labour
between generative linguistics and sociolinguistics
Sjef Barbiers 233-264

The third dimension of person features
Paola Beninca and Cecilia Poletto 265-299

Index 301-309

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (ENG )

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