LINGUIST List 8.1007

Fri Jul 4 1997

Books: Syntax

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Message 1: Kluwer Academic Publishers - Syntax

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 12:53:46 -0400
From: Ranak Jasani <rjasaniwkap.com>
Subject: Kluwer Academic Publishers - Syntax


 * NOUN PHRASES AND NOMINALIZATIONS
 The Syntax of DPs

 by Tal Siloni, Dept. of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Noun Phrases and Nominalizations: The Syntax of DPs is a theoretical
study of nominal expressions which covers central aspects of their
syntax that have not been approached with concurrent tools in recent
years. The study examines the functional structure, offers a
structural definition of syntactic nominalization, and carefully draws
the border line between the lexical nominalizing mechanism and its
syntactic counterpart. The empirical base of the study is broad and
varied: it explores the rich nominal system of Modern Hebrew with
constant comparisons to relevant structures of other Semitic and
non-Semitic languages. The analyses put forward have recourse to a
minimal syntactic apparatus, thus lending support to Chomsky's recent
view of language design.

 Contents: Preface. 1. Theoretical Issues. 2. Noun Raising and
Genitival Relations. 3. Event Nominals. 4. Semi-Relatives and Reduced
Relatives. 5. Verbal and Nominal Gerunds. Abbreviations. References.
Index of Names. Index of Subjects.

STUDIES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC THEORY 40
 1997 Hardbound ISBN 0-7923-4608-4 95.00
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Message 2: Kluwer Academic Publishers - Syntax

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 12:53:46 -0400
From: Ranak Jasani <rjasaniwkap.com>
Subject: Kluwer Academic Publishers - Syntax


 * ELEMENTS OF GRAMMAR:
 Handbook of Generative Syntax
 edited by Liliane Haegeman, University of Geneva, Switzerland


 The aim of this Handbook is to provide a forum in which some of
the generative syntacticians whose work has had an impact on
theoretical syntax over the past 20 years are invited to present their
views on one or more aspects of current syntactic theory.

 The following authors have contributed to the volume: Mark Baker,
Michael Brody, Jane Grimshaw, James McCloskey, Jean-Yves Pollock, and
Luigi Rizzi. Each contribution focuses on one specific aspect of the
grammar. As a general theme, the papers are concerned with the
question of the composition of the clause, i.e. what kind of
components the clause is made up of, and how these components are put
together in the clause. The introduction to the volume provides the
backdrop for the papers and highlights some of the developments that
have occurred in theoretical syntax in the last ten years. Elements of
Grammar is destined for an audience of linguists working in the
generative framework.


 Contents and Contributers: Introduction; L. Haegeman. Thematic
Roles and Syntactic Structure; M. Baker. Perfect Chains; M. Brody.
The Best Clitic: Constraint Conflict in Morphosyntax; J. Grimshaw.
Subjecthood and the Subject Position; J. McCloskey. Notes on Clause
Structure; J.-Y. Pollock. The Fine Structure of the Left Periphery;
L. Rizzi. Index.

 Kluwer International Handbooks of Linguistics
 1997 Hardbound ISBN 0-7923-4297-6 $140.00 
 Student Edition - Available Fall 1997
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