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LINGUIST List 17.1711

Mon Jun 05 2006

Books: Semantics: Zanuttini, Campos, Herburger, Portner (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Gina Lindquist, Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics: Zanuttini, Campos, Herburger, Portner (Eds)

Message 1: Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics: Zanuttini, Campos, Herburger, Portner (Eds)
Date: 05-Jun-2006
From: Gina Lindquist <gla2georgetown.edu>
Subject: Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics: Zanuttini, Campos, Herburger, Portner (Eds)

Title: Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics
Subtitle: Negation, Tense, and Clausal Architecture
Series Title: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
Published: 2006
Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Book URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=1589010809

Editor: Raffaella Zanuttini, Georgetown University
Editor: Hector Campos, Georgetown University
Editor: Elena Herburger, Georgetown University
Editor: Paul H Portner, Georgetown University
Paperback: ISBN: 1589010809 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

Presenting cutting-edge research in syntax and semantics, this important
volume furthers theoretical claims in generative linguistics and represents
a significant addition to present scholarship in the field. Leading
scholars present crosslinguistic studies dealing with clausal architecture,
negation, and tense and aspect, and the issue of whether a statistical
model can by itself capture the richness of human linguistic abilities.
Taken together, these contributions elegantly show how theoretical tools
can propel our understanding of language beyond pretheoretical
descriptions, especially when combined with the insight and skills of
linguists who can analyze difficult and complex data.

Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics covers a range of topics
currently at the center of lively debate in the linguistic literature, such
as the structure of the left periphery of the clause, the proper treatment
of negative polarity items, and the role of statistical learning in
building a model of linguistic competence. The ten original contributions
offer an excellent balance of novel empirical description and theoretical
analysis, applied to a wide range of languages, including Dutch, German,
Irish English, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, and a number of medieval Romance
languages. Scholars and students of semantics, syntax, and linguistic
theory will find it to be a valuable resource for ongoing scholarship and
advanced study.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
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Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
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