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Tue Jun 2 1998

Books: Syntax & Morphology

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  1. Erin Igoe, New books in Syntax & Morphology

Message 1: New books in Syntax & Morphology

Date: Mon, 01 Jun 1998 10:37:25 -0400
From: Erin Igoe <EMIOUP-USA.ORG>
Subject: New books in Syntax & Morphology


Jim Miller, University of Edinburgh, and Regina Weinert, University of

The authors examine the types of clauses used by people when they
are speaking off the cuff. They also analyze the devices speakers use
when organizing larger chunks of language, such as conversations.
Using data from English, German, and Russian, they develop a
systematic analysis of spoken English and highlight cross-language
properties. They argue that there are major and systematic differences
between spoken and written language, and conclude by exploring the
implications of their findings for typology, first-language acquisition, and
May 1998 472 pp.; 1 linecut
0-19-823656-5 $115.00
Oxford University Press

Janne Bondi Johannessen, University of Oslo
(Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)
Johannessen focuses on coordination, i.e. structures with conjunctions
such as and, but, and or. These are important words in their
constructions because they have many properties in common with
categories like verbs and prepositions. She has analyzed thirty-three
languages and has found many striking similarities, presenting the first
study of coordination from a cross-linguistic perspective. Her theory of
syntactic coordination aims to be general and universal, and is broadly
compatible with Chomsky's minimalist framework.
June 1998 304 pp.
0-19-823772-3 paper $35.00
0-19-823709-X cloth $85.00
Oxford University Press

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