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Title: Comparative Germanic Syntax
Subtitle: The state of the art
Edited By: Peter Ackema
Rhona Alcorn
Caroline Heycock
Dany Jaspers
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/la.191
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 191
Description:

The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 23rd and 24th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop held at the University of Edinburgh and the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussels. The contributions provide new perspectives on several topics of current interest for syntactic theory on the basis of comparative data from a wide range of Germanic languages. Among the theoretical and empirical issues explored are various ellipsis phenomena, the internal structure of the DP, the syntax-morphology interface, the syntax-semantics interface, Binding Theory, various diachronic developments, and ‘do-support’-type phenomena. This book is of interest to syntacticians with an interest in theoretical, comparative and/or diachronic work, as well as to morphologists and semanticists interested in the connections their fields have with syntax. It will also be of interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in linguistic disciplines.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): German
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