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Title: Subjects, Expletives, and the EPP
Edited By: Peter Svenonius
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/019514225X.html
Description:

This collection of previously unpublished articles examines Noam Chomsky's Extended Projection Principle and its relationship to subjects and expletives (works like "it" that stand for other words). Re-examining Chomsky's proposition that each clause must have a subject, these articles represent the current state of the debate, particularly with respect to the theory's universal applicability across languages. Presenting an international and highly respected group of contributors, the volume explores these questions in a variety of languages, including Italian, Finnish, Icelandic, and Hungarian.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195142241
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Pages: 256 pp
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 019514225X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256 pp
Prices: $ 29.95