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LINGUIST List 16.3623

Tue Dec 20 2005

Books: Syntax/Linguistic Theories: Haegeman/Cinque

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>


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Directory
        1.    Joyce Reid, The Syntax of Negation: Haegeman
        2.    Joyce Reid, Italian Syntax and Universal Grammar: Cinque


Message 1: The Syntax of Negation: Haegeman
Date: 15-Dec-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: The Syntax of Negation: Haegeman


Title: The Syntax of Negation
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 75
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521023481

Author: Liliane Haegeman
Paperback: ISBN: 0521023483 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 29.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521023483 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 50.00
Abstract:

In this book Liliane Haegeman presents an account of sentential negation
within a Government and Binding framework. Building on the work of Klima
and Lasnik, Haegeman demonstrates the parallelism between negative
sentences and interrogative sentences, and gives a unified analysis in
terms of a well-formedness condition on syntactic representations: the
AFFECT criterion, instantiated as the WH-criterion in interrogative
sentences and as the NEG-criterion in negative sentences. It is shown that
in the same way that in many languages the WH-criterion gives rise to
WH-movement, the NEG-criterion may also give rise to NEG-movement. This is
particularly clear in the Germanic languages. In the analysis of sentential
negation in Romance languages the author makes extensive use of the notion
of representational chain, showing that in these languages too the
NEG-criterion applies at the level of S-structure. In addition to providing
a syntactic analysis of sentential negation the book also raises a number
of theoretical issues such as that of the distinction between A-positions
and A'-positions and the level of application of well-formedness
conditions. This book will be of interest to all those working on
theoretical syntax, particularly of the Germanic and Romance languages.

Preface
1. Introduction
2. The WH-criterion and the NEG-criterion
3. NEG-movement and the NEG-criterion
4. The application of the NEG-criterion
5. A-positions and A'-positions and the syntax of negation
6. The syntax of negative operators
Notes
References
Index


Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic
                            Romance

Written In: English (eng )

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Message 2: Italian Syntax and Universal Grammar: Cinque
Date: 15-Dec-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Italian Syntax and Universal Grammar: Cinque


Title: Italian Syntax and Universal Grammar
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 77
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521022927

Author: Guglielmo Cinque
Paperback: ISBN: 0521022924 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 27.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521022924 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 48.00
Abstract:

Guglielmo Cinque is one of the world's leading theoretical syntacticians,
and is particularly known for his application of recent theory to the
analysis of Italian. This volume brings together ten of Professor Cinque's
essays, some of which are published here for the first time, and some of
which have not hitherto been easily available. They explore a wide range of
aspects of Italian syntax, including the grammar of relative and
'pseudo-relative' clauses in the complement of perception verbs, impersonal
si constructions, and the position and argument structure of adjectives in
the noun phrase. The volume considers the implications of Cinque's work on
Italian syntax for generative grammar more broadly, and compares Italian
with the syntax of other Romance and also Germanic languages. It will be
welcomed by all those working on Italian syntax, and on theoretical syntax
generally.

Introduction
1. On extraction from NP in Italian
2. On the theory of relative clauses and markedness
3. Bare quantifiers: quantified NPs and the notion of operator at S-structure
4. On si constructions and the theory of arb
5. Ci si
6. On a difference between English and Italian 'Complement Object Deletion'
constructions
7. Ergative adjectives and the lexicalist hypothesis
8. The pseudo-relative and ACC-ing constructions after verbs of perception
9. On leftward movement of tutto in Italian
10. On the evidence for partial N movement in the Romance DP
References
Index


Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Italian (ita)

Written In: English (eng )

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