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Title: Structures and Strategies
Written By: Adriana Belletti
URL: http://routledge.com/9780415962018
Series Title: Routledge Leading Linguists
Description:

Following crucial insights on the functional structure of the clause and
recent developments within the cartographic projects and minimalism, this
book addresses various central themes in Italian and Romance syntax ranging
from verb syntax and the syntax of verb-related phenomena of agreement and
cliticization, to word order issues and their status in discourse contexts.
It illustrates a research program where the basic formal components of
grammar, the rich cartographic syntactic structures, are directly
implicated in morphosyntactic computations proper as well as in the
articulation of discourse strategies.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Italian
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415962013
ISBN-13: 9780415962018
Pages: 370
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00
U.S. $ 125.00