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LINGUIST List 24.3151

Mon Aug 05 2013

Books: Diagnosing Syntax: Lai-Shen Cheng, Corver (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 05-Aug-2013
From: Annie Leyman <annie.leymanoup.com>
Subject: Diagnosing Syntax: Lai-Shen Cheng, Corver (Eds)
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Title: Diagnosing Syntax
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Published: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199602506.do

Editor: Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng
Editor: Norbert Corver
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199602490 Pages: 624 Price: U.K. £ 87.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199602506 Pages: 624 Price: U.K. £ 39.99
Abstract:

Diagnosis is an essential part of scientific research. It refers to the process of identifying a phenomenon, property, or condition on the basis of certain signs and by the use of various diagnostic procedures. This book is the first ever to consider the use of diagnostics in syntactic research and focuses on the five core domains of natural language syntax - ellipsis, agreement, anaphora, phrasal movement, and head movement. Each empirical domain is considered in turn from the perspectives of syntax, syntax at the interfaces, neuropsycholinguistics, and language diversity. Drawing on the expertise of 20 leading scholars and their empirically rich data, the book presents current thoughts on, and practical answers to, the question: What are the diagnostic signs, techniques and procedures that can be used to analyse natural language syntax? It will interest linguists, including formalists, typologists, psycholinguists and neurolinguists.

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
                            Neurolinguistics
                            Psycholinguistics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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