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Title: Constraint-Based Approaches to Germanic Syntax
Edited By: Tibor Kiss
Walt Detmar Meurers

A wealth of research has been conducted on the various linguistic phenomena found in Germanic languages. But these studies were restricted by their use of only one theoretical perspective to analyze one particular language. Inspired by the need to expand the research base of Germanic languages while broadening the empirical coverage of constraint-based linguistic approaches, a handful of researchers are employing various constraint-based theoretical perspectives to study multiple Germanic languages. This volume begins with an introduction to the recent research erformed on Germanic syntax using constraint-based frameworks. It then goes on to investigate the linguistic phenomena found in the grammar of the German and Danish languages. Using such approaches as Lexical-Functional Grammar and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, contributors shed a different light on theoretical issues addressed by past studies, including semi-free word order, partial front phenomena, and complex predicate formation. While alternative approaches have assumed that meaning (semantics) is dependent on form (syntax), various analyses presented in this volume explore the idea that both form and meaning are equally constitutive for grammatical descriptions.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575863049
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 300
Prices: $25.00

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ISBN: 1575863030
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Pages: 300
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