LINGUIST List 16.818

Thu Mar 17 2005

Books: Syntax/Typology: Carnie, Harley, Dooley (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Verb First: Carnie, Harley, Dooley (Eds)

Message 1: Verb First: Carnie, Harley, Dooley (Eds)

Date: 16-Mar-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Verb First: Carnie, Harley, Dooley (Eds)

Title: Verb First
Subtitle: On the syntax of verb-initial languages
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 73
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Andrew Carnie, The University of Arizona
Editor: Heidi Harley, The University of Arizona
Editor: Sheila Ann Dooley, The University of Arizona
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227977 Pages: xiv,434 Price: U.S. $ 140.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588116107 Pages: xiv, 434 Price: U.S. $ 168.00

This collection of papers brings together the most recent crosslinguistic
research on the syntax of verb-initial languages. Authors with a variety of
theoretical perspectives pursue the questions of how verb-initial order is
derived, and how these derivations play into the characteristic syntax of
these languages. Major themes in the volume include the role of syntactic
category in languages with verb-initial order; the different mechanisms of
deriving V-initial order; and the universal correlates of the order. This
book should be of interest to scholars who work on theoretical approaches
to word order derivation, typologists, and those who work on the particular
grammars of Celtic, Zapotec, Mixtec, Polynesian, Austronesian, Mayan,
Salish, Aboriginal, and Nilotic languages.

Table of contents

Contributors pp.vii
Acknowledgments pp.ix
Abbreviations pp.xi

Introduction: When verbs come first
Andrew Carnie, Sheila Ann Dooley and Heidi Harley pp.1-5

Part I. VP movement vs Head-movement

What fronts? On the VP-raising account of verb-initial order
Sandra Chung pp.9-29
Coordination and constituency in St'át'imcets (Lillooet Salish)
Henry Davis pp.31-64
Two derivations of VSO: A comparative study of Niuean and Tongan
Yuko Otsuka pp.65-90
Force first: Clause-fronting and clause typing in San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec
Felicia Lee pp.91-106
V1 and wh-questions: a typology
Kenji Oda pp.107-133
Preverbal particles in verb-initial languages
Dirk Bury pp.135-154
A note on predicates and heads in Irish clausal syntax
James McCloskey pp.155-174
Seediq: Antisymmetry and final particles in a Formosan VOS language
Arthur Holmer pp.175-201
VP-internal structure in a VOS language
Lisa deMena Travis pp.203-224

Part II. Categories, Information Structure, and Prosodic factors

Lexical categories, lack of inflection, and predicate-fronting in Niuean
Diane Massam pp.227-242
Word order without syntactic categories: How Riau Indonesian does it
David Gil pp.243-263
Nominal properties of vPs in Breton: A hypothesis for the typology of VSO
Mélanie Jouitteau pp.265-280
On the parallelism of DPs and clauses: Evidence from Kisongo Maasai
Hilda Koopman pp.281-301
Ordering clitics and postverbal R-expressions in Tagalog: a unified analysis?
Loren Billings pp.303-339
The syntax of Chalcatongo Mixtec: Preverbal and postverbal
Monica Macaulay pp.341-366
Accounting for verb-initial order in an Australian language
Mary Laughren, Robert Pensalfini and Tom Mylne pp.367-401

References pp.403-426

Index pp.427-431

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Siraiya (FOS)
                            Gaelic, Irish (GLI)
                            Indonesian (INZ)
                            Lushootseed (LUT)
                            Maasai (MET)
                            Mixteco, San Miguel El Grande (MIG)
                            Niue (NIQ)
                            Tagalog (TGL)
                            Tongan (TOV)
                            Zapoteco, San Juan Guelavía (ZAB)

Written In: English (ENG )

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