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LINGUIST List 17.1594

Thu May 25 2006

Books: History of Linguistics/Semantics: Mackenzie

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        1.    Palgrave Macmillan, Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages: Mackenzie


Message 1: Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages: Mackenzie
Date: 24-May-2006
From: Palgrave Macmillan <palgravemacmillanpalgrave.com>
Subject: Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages: Mackenzie


Title: Unaccusative Verbs in Romance Languages
Published: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403949182

Author: Ian E. Mackenzie, University of Newcastle
Hardback: ISBN: 1403949182 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 50
Abstract:

The author questions the status quo in Romance linguistics regarding such
matters as auxiliary selection, partitive cliticization, bare subjects,
participle agreement, and more. For the past two decades the
Ergative/Unaccusative syntactic approach has been accepted as the orthodox
analytical paradigm. He here re-examines both the theoretical imperative
and the empirical evidence for that approach, drawing on a large amount of
new and surprising data from Italian, Spanish, French and Catalan, and
concludes that it is essentially unmotivated. Alternative explanations are
advanced, based on information structure, semantics and the impact on
synchrony of diachronic change. The picture that emerges is one of a
complex but interrelated set of causalities.

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat)
                            French (fra)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Spanish (spa)
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng )

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