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Title: Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics
Subtitle: Negation, Tense, and Clausal Architecture
Edited By: Raffaella Zanuttini
Héctor Campos
Elena Herburger
Paul H Portner
URL: http://press.georgetown.edu/detail.html?id=1589010809
Series Title: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
Description:

Presenting cutting-edge research in syntax and semantics, this important
volume furthers theoretical claims in generative linguistics and represents
a significant addition to present scholarship in the field. Leading
scholars present crosslinguistic studies dealing with clausal architecture,
negation, and tense and aspect, and the issue of whether a statistical
model can by itself capture the richness of human linguistic abilities.
Taken together, these contributions elegantly show how theoretical tools
can propel our understanding of language beyond pretheoretical
descriptions, especially when combined with the insight and skills of
linguists who can analyze difficult and complex data.

Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics covers a range of topics
currently at the center of lively debate in the linguistic literature, such
as the structure of the left periphery of the clause, the proper treatment
of negative polarity items, and the role of statistical learning in
building a model of linguistic competence. The ten original contributions
offer an excellent balance of novel empirical description and theoretical
analysis, applied to a wide range of languages, including Dutch, German,
Irish English, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, and a number of medieval Romance
languages. Scholars and students of semantics, syntax, and linguistic
theory will find it to be a valuable resource for ongoing scholarship and
advanced study.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1589010809
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95