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Title: Lexical Specification and Insertion
Edited By: Peter Coopmans
Martin Everaert
Jane Grimshaw
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 197
Description:

The papers in this volume address the general question what type of lexical specifications we need in a generative grammar and by what principles this information is projected onto syntactic configurations, or to put it differently, how lexical insertion is executed. Many of the contributions focus on what the syntactic consequences are of choices that are made with respect to the lexical specifications of heads. The data in the volume are drawn from diverse languages, among which: Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Mohawk, Norwegian, Polish, Russian.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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ISBN: 1556199759
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