LINGUIST List 9.902

Fri Jun 19 1998

Books: Syntax

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  1. Bernadette Martinez-Keck, New books: Generative Studies

Message 1: New books: Generative Studies

Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 11:02:42 -0400
From: Bernadette Martinez-Keck <>
Subject: New books: Generative Studies

We would like to bring to your attention to two new publications from
John Benjamins Publishing in the field of Generative Studies:

Minimal Words in a Minimal Syntax. Word Formation in Swedish.
Gunlg Josefsson
1998 ix, 199 pp. Lingvistic Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 19
US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 903 1 Price:US$75.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 2740 3 Price: NLG 150
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In Minimal Words in a Minimal Syntax the author combines a detailed
description of the morphological structure of words in Swedish with a
new approach to theoretical morphology based on the Minimalist Program
of Chomsky (1995) (as developed for syntactic structure). The X-bar
theoretic approach to word structure of the Principles and Parameters
framework is replaced by a rule free approach incorporating only Merge
and Move as structure building devices.

Comparative Studies in Word Variation. 
Adverb, pronouns and clause structure in Romance and Germanic
Christopher Laenzlinger
1998 x, 371 pp. Linguistic Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 20
US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 904 X Price:US$79.00
Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 2741 1 Price: NLG 158
John Benjamins Publishing web site:
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The present book is a typological study in crucial portions of the
grammars of French/Romance and German/Germanic. It starts by asking:
"What do adverbs, pronouns and full noun phrases have in common?" The
work finds promising solutions to this question within the Principles
& Parameter framework, on the basis of a well-defined formalization of
(I) Xbar-theory, (ii) checking Theory, (iii) clause structure
composition, and (iv) locality constraints on syntactic operations and

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Publicity/Marketing Fax: (215) 836-1204
John Benjamins North America
PO Box 27519 
Philadelphia PA 19118-0519 

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1998 Contributors

  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter