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Title: The Blackwell Companion to Syntax, Volumes I-V
Edited By: Martin Everaert
Henk van Riemsdijk
Rob Goedemans
Bart Hollerbrandse
Description:

This long-awaited reference work marks the culmination of numerous years of
research and international collaboration by the world's leading
syntacticians. There exists no other comparable collection of research that
documents the development of syntax in this way. Under the editorial
direction of Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemskijk, this 5 volume set
comprises 70 case studies commissioned specifically for this volume. The 80
contributors are drawn from an international group of prestigious
linguists, including Joe Emonds, Sandra Chung, Susan Rothstein, Adriana
Belletti, Jim Huang, Howard Lasnik, and Marcel den Dikken, among many others.

*A unique collection of 70 newly-commissioned case studies, offering access
to research completed over the last 40 years.

*Brings together the world's leading syntacticians to provide a large and
diverse number of case studies in the field.

*Explores a comprehensive range of syntax topics from an historical
perspective.

*Investigates empirical domains which have been well-documented and which
have played a prominent role in theoretical syntax at some stage in the
development of generative grammar.

*Serves as a research tool for not only theoretical linguistics but also
the various forms of applied linguistics.

*Contains an accessible alphabetical structure, with an index integral to
each volume featuring keywords and key figures.

*Each multi-volume set is also accompanied by a CD Rom of the entire
Companion.

*Published within the prestigious Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
series, this multi-volume work can be relied upon to deliver the quality
and expertise with which Blackwell Publishing's linguistics list is
associated.

Please note:
*Blackwell is pleased to offer special pre-publication prices valid until
June 30, 2006: US$950.00 (for Canada/Americas) and GBP 499.99 (for the rest
of the world).

*Linguist List Plus members will receive a 30 percent discount off the list
prices of US$1,150 and GBP 600: US$805 and GBP 420.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1405114851
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 3285
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