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Title: The Complementizer Phase
Subtitle: Subjects and Operators
Edited By: Phoevos E. Panagiotidis
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199584369.do?keyword=9780199584369&sortby=bestMatches
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Description:

This book draws together nine original investigations by leading linguists and
promising young scholars on the syntax of complementisers (eg "that" in "She
said that she would") and their phrases. The chapters are divided into two parts,
each of which highlights aspects of the behavior and function of
complementisers. The first part looks at how and when subjects, or parts of
subjects, can and cannot move outside their canonical position in a sentence.
Each chapter examines and compares the relevance of a number of syntactic
factors in languages such as English, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Brazilian
Portuguese and Bavarian. In the second part, the focus turns to the nature and
function of complementisers themselves, with discussions drawing on evidence
from Italian, Italian dialects, Hebrew, and Dutch.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Bavarian
Dutch
English
Greek, Modern
Hebrew
Italian
Portuguese
Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199584354
ISBN-13: 9780199584352
Pages: 352
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199584362
ISBN-13: 9780199584369
Pages: 352
Prices: U.S. $ 55.00