LINGUIST List 5.352

Fri 25 Mar 1994

Books: Syntax, Semantics

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SYNTAX

Tateishi, Koichi. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); The Syntax of
 "Subjects," Pb. xiii + 339 pp., Ph. D. diss., 1991. $16 (+
 S/H). Graduate Linguistics Student Association (GLSA),
 University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 Three questions are addressed: (i) What is the subject in Japanese?
 (ii) What is the topic in syntax? (iii) Where is the theta-marked
 external argument in the syntax? For further information, contact
 glsalinguist.umass.edu.


Osvaldo Jaeggli & Ken Safir: THE NULL SUBJECT PARAMETER. This
paperback reprint contains a collection of articles exemplifies
one of the most exciting developments in recent syntactic theory,
namely, the ``principles and parameters'' approach to linguistic
typology. The articles examine the nature of the most discussed
of all such parameters, the `Null Subject Parameter' (also known
as the ``PRO-drop Parameter''), as it appears (or fails to
appear) in a wide variety of natural languages. 320 pp.
1-55608-087-5. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Email vander
Lindenwkap.nl.


SEMANTICS

Schwarzschild, Roger. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); On the Meaning
 of Definite Plural Noun Phrases, Pb. xi + 213 pp., Ph. D.
 diss., 1991. $16 (+ S/H). Graduate Linguistics Student
 Association (GLSA), University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 Do multiply plural NPs ("the boys and the girls") differ semantically
 from simply plural NPs ("John and Mary" or "the boys")? The "union
 theory" and the "sets theory" are contrasted in their answer to this
 question. For further information, contact glsalinguist.umass.edu.

Wilkinson, Karina. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Studies in the
 Semantics of Generic Noun Phrases, Pb. x + 154 pp., Ph. D.
 diss., 1991. $16 (+ S/H). Graduate Linguistics Student
 Association (GLSA), University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 This dissertation is concerned with the representation of generic
 NPs. Topics discussed: the semantics of bare plurals, the analysis
 of NPs that contain common nouns such as 'kind,' 'sort,' and 'type.'
 For further information, contact glsalinguist.umass.edu.
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