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Title: The Order of Prepositional Phrases in the Structure of the Clause
Written By: Walter Schweikert
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%2083
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 83
Description:

For a long time prepositions seemed to enjoy a clandestine status in
linguistic research. This has changed with a novel path of inquiry into the
inner structure of complex prepositional expressions. In a unique approach
to the examination of the outer syntax of prepositions the author uses
established and new syntactic and statistical tests to achieve a convincing
hierarchy of thematic roles expressed by prepositional phrases. From an
antisymmetric point of departure the author presents an overview of
possible derivations that result in the observed different word orders of
PPs in VO and OV languages. It leads to a refreshing new proposal of how to
include morphology into syntax. The plausibility of this model is
underscored by a wide range of explanatory data. This book is indispensable
for linguists interested in the syntax of modifiers.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements ix
List of Abbreviations xi
1. Introduction 1–3
2. Arguments and modifiers 5–45
3. The order of PPs in German — empirical observations 47–132
4. Restrictions on structure and movement 133–170
5. Affixes in syntax 171–238
6. Syntactic analysis of the surface word order of PPs 239–322
7. Conclusion 323–324
References 325–327
Name index 329
Language index 331
Subject index 333

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027228078
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xii, 338
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