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LINGUIST List 16.2006

Wed Jun 29 2005

Books: Syntax, Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Vlaams: Schmid

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Infinitival Syntax: Schmid


Message 1: Infinitival Syntax: Schmid
Date: 28-Jun-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Infinitival Syntax: Schmid


Title: Infinitival Syntax
Subtitle: Infinitivus Pro Participio as a repair strategy
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 79
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%2079

Author: Tanja Schmid, University of Konstanz
Hardback: ISBN: 9027228035 Pages: xiv, 251 Price: U.S. $ 138.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027228035 Pages: xiv, 251 Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Abstract:

This monograph offers a new analysis of West Germanic 'Infinitivus Pro
Participio' (IPP) constructions, within the framework of Optimality Theory.
IPP constructions have long been problematic for syntactic theory, because
a bare infinitive is preferred over the expected past participle. The book
shows how the substitution of the past participle by the infinitive in IPP
constructions can be captured straightforwardly if constraints are assumed
to be violable. The basic idea is that IPP constructions are exceptional
because they violate otherwise valid rules of the language. Thus, IPP is a
'last resort' or repair strategy, which is only visible in cases in which
the past participle would be 'even worse'. Furthermore, as the choice of
Optimality Theory naturally leads to a crosslinguistic account, the book
systematically examines and compares infinitival constructions from seven
West Germanic languages including Afrikaans, Dutch, German, West Flemish,
and three Swiss German dialects.

Acknowledgements v

List of constraints xiii

Introduction 1

Infinitive or past particle 9

The verb order 35

Main features of previous analyses of the IPP 83

Introduction to Optimality Theory (OT) 97

A case study of German I: Obligatory versus impossible IPP 105

A case study of German II: The verb order 153

Optional IPP in German 179

Parameterisation in OT: The other languages 201

Conclusion 233

References 237

Index 247


Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Afrikaans (AFK)
                            Dutch (DUT)
                            German, Standard (GER)
                            Vlaams (VLA)

Written In: English (ENG )

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