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LINGUIST List 18.3374

Wed Nov 14 2007

Books: Syntax/Historical Linguistics: Borsley, Tallerman, Willis

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Daniel Davies, The Syntax of Welsh: Borsley, Tallerman, Willis

Message 1: The Syntax of Welsh: Borsley, Tallerman, Willis
Date: 12-Nov-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: The Syntax of Welsh: Borsley, Tallerman, Willis
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Title: The Syntax of Welsh
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Author: Robert D. Borsley
Author: Maggie Tallerman
Author: David Willis
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521836302 Pages: 388 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521836302 Pages: 388 Price: U.S. $ 145.00

Welsh, like the other Celtic languages, is best-known amongst linguists for
its verb-initial word order and its use of initial consonant mutations.
However it has many more characteristics which are of interest to
syntacticians. This is a concise and accessible overview of the major
syntactic phenomena of Welsh. A broad variety of topics are covered,
including finite and infinitival clauses, noun phrases, agreement and
tense, word order, clause structure, dialect variation, and the
language's historical Celtic background. Drawing on work carried out in
both Principles and Parameters theory and Head-driven Phrase Structure
Grammar, it takes contemporary colloquial Welsh as its starting point and
draws contrasts with a range of literary and dialectal forms of the
language, as well as earlier forms (Middle Welsh) were appropriate. An
engaging guide to all that is interesting about Welsh syntax, this book
will be welcomed by syntactic theorists, typologists, historical linguists
and Celticists alike.

1. Introduction;
2. Simple finite clauses;
3. Infinitival clauses;
4. Wh-constructions;
5. Noun phrases;
6. More on agreement;
7. Syntax and mutation;
8. More on verbal syntax;
9. Historical syntax;
10. Welsh as a VSO language.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Welsh (cym)
                            Middle Welsh (wlm)

Written In: English (eng )

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