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Title: The Bantu-Romance Connection
Subtitle: A comparative investigation of verbal agreement, DPs, and information structure
Edited By: C├ęcile de Cat
Katherine Demuth
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20131
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 131
Description:

This landmark volume is the first work specifically designed to explore the
extent to which striking surface morpho-syntactic similarities between
Bantu and Romance languages actually represent similar syntactic
structures. In particular, it explores the timely and much debated issues
of verbal morphology and agreement, the structure of DPs, and word
order/information structure, with the goal of providing a better
understanding of the structure of the different languages investigated, and
the implications this holds for syntactic theory more generally. All of the
papers draw on data from both Bantu and Romance languages, providing a
framework for much-needed further comparative research on the nature of
linguistic structure, its diversity and constraints, and the implications
this has for learnability/acquisition. The volume also provides an
important precedent for incorporating insights from Bantu linguistic
structure into mainstream of syntax research.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Syntax
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ISBN: 9027255148
ISBN-13: 9789027255143
Prices: Europe EURO 115.00
U.S. $ 173.00
 
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ISBN-13: 9789027290670
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