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Title: The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages
Edited By: Andrew Carnie
Eithne Guilfoyle
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax
Description:

This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Balochi, Southern
Irish
Gaelic, Scottish
Hebrew, Ancient
Mískito
Niuean
Palauan
Salish, Straits
Welsh
Irish, Old
Malagasy, Plateau
Language Family(ies): Kanjobal-Jacaltec
Zapotec
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ISBN: 019513222X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272 p
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ISBN: 0195132238
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Pages: 272 p
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