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LINGUIST List 16.2887

Thu Oct 06 2005

Books: Linguistic Theories/Syntax: Schweikert

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Order of Prepositional Phrases in the Structure of the Clause: Schweikert

Message 1: The Order of Prepositional Phrases in the Structure of the Clause: Schweikert
Date: 05-Oct-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Order of Prepositional Phrases in the Structure of the Clause: Schweikert

Title: The Order of Prepositional Phrases in the Structure of the Clause
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 83

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%2083

Author: Walter Schweikert, University Ca' Foscari, Venice

Hardback: ISBN: 9027228078 Pages: xii, 338 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027228078 Pages: xii, 338 Price: U.S. $ 150.00


For a long time prepositions seemed to enjoy a clandestine status in
linguistic research. This has changed with a novel path of inquiry into the
inner structure of complex prepositional expressions. In a unique approach
to the examination of the outer syntax of prepositions the author uses
established and new syntactic and statistical tests to achieve a convincing
hierarchy of thematic roles expressed by prepositional phrases. From an
antisymmetric point of departure the author presents an overview of
possible derivations that result in the observed different word orders of
PPs in VO and OV languages. It leads to a refreshing new proposal of how to
include morphology into syntax. The plausibility of this model is
underscored by a wide range of explanatory data. This book is indispensable
for linguists interested in the syntax of modifiers.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements ix
List of Abbreviations xi
1. Introduction 1-3
2. Arguments and modifiers 5-45
3. The order of PPs in German - empirical observations 47-132
4. Restrictions on structure and movement 133-170
5. Affixes in syntax 171-238
6. Syntactic analysis of the surface word order of PPs 239-322
7. Conclusion 323-324
References 325-327
Name index 329
Language index 331
Subject index 333

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (deu)

Written In: English (eng)

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