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LINGUIST List 18.3403

Fri Nov 16 2007

Books: Syntax: Thráinsson

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        1.    Daniel Davies, The Syntax of Icelandic: Thráinsson


Message 1: The Syntax of Icelandic: Thráinsson
Date: 12-Nov-2007
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: The Syntax of Icelandic: Thráinsson
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Title: The Syntax of Icelandic
Published: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: Höskuldur Thráinsson
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521591904 Pages: 576 Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521591904 Pages: 576 Price: U.S. $ 160.00
Abstract:

Icelandic is a syntactically interesting language, with aspects of its word
order, clause structure, agreement patterns and case system arousing much
theoretical interest and debate in recent years. This is an informative and
accessible guide to the structure of Icelandic, focusing in particular on
those characteristics that have contributed greatly to syntactic research.
Each chapter is divided into two main sections - providing both a
descriptive overview and a discussion of the theoretical and comparative
issues involved - and a wide range of topics are covered, including case,
agreement, grammatical relations, thematic roles, word order, clause
structure, fronting, extraposition, complement, adjuncts, pronouns, and
inflection. Also explored in detail are the similarities and differences
between Icelandic and other related languages. Presupposing only a basic
knowledge of syntax and complete with an extensive bibliography, this
comprehensive survey will be an important tool for all those working on the
structure of Scandinavian and Germanic languages.

1. Introduction;
2. Word order and clause structure;
3. Order of elements within the phrases;
4. Case, agreement, grammatical relations and thematic roles;
5. Passives, middles and unaccusatives;
6. Expletive constructions and clause structure;
7. Fronting, focussing, extraposition and NP-shift;
8. Finite and non-finite complements and adjuncts;
9. Pronouns, reflexives and empty categories.


Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Icelandic (isl)

Written In: English (eng )

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