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LINGUIST List 23.1877

Fri Apr 13 2012

Books: The Defective Copy Theory of Movement: Alexandre

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Date: 03-Apr-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Defective Copy Theory of Movement: Alexandre
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Title: The Defective Copy Theory of Movement
Subtitle: Evidence from wh-constructions in Cape Verdean Creole
Series Title: Creole Language Library 41
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/cll.41

Author: Nélia Alexandre
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274892 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274892 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252647 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252647 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252647 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

Within the framework of Chomsky's Principles and Parameters Theory and
the Minimalist Program, this work presents a detailed discussion of the
different types of wh-question formation and relativization strategies in Cape
Verdean Creole (Santiago variety), especially focusing on wh-movement of
PPs. The book explores the Copy Theory of Movement, discussing a
defective copy construction involving wh-movement of PPs which poses
interesting theoretical questions as to how the defective copy is to be
generated and form a chain with the relevant displaced wh-constituent. It is
also shown that the defective copy strategy ([wh [PL] … 'el' [3SG]</sub>]) is
distinct from resumption ([wh [PL] … 'es' [3PL]]) due to some properties of
PPs in Cape Verdean Creole and to the nature of the pronominal element that
occurs at the foot of the wh-chain. This book relates well with those on Cape
Verdean Creole and highlights the need to look more closely at deeper
syntactic issues in more creole languages, inspiring further comparative work
amongst creole linguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Contrastive Ling
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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