This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
Theoretical and Empirical Studies in Albanian Syntax
This volume is a collection of articles dealing with different aspects of Albanian syntax. It brings together eleven original papers (written in Albanian and in English) which cover a wide range of interesting topics such as case-marking on nouns and pronouns; relations Agree and Concord between articles, adjectives and nouns inside the DP-structure; anaphors and binding; NP-movement and raising; the syntax of applicatives, predicative structures and restrictive relative clauses; the acquisition of English reflexives by native Albanian speakers; the distribution and the syntax of clitics.
All contributions adopt the basic theoretical tenets and methodology of the generative grammar approach, from the Government and Binding theory to the subsequent development of the Minimalist Program and the Bare Phrase structure.
The papers in this volume, which combine descriptive facts and theoretical questions, offer a representative picture of what the syntactic system of Albanian looks like and demonstrate that Albanian provides a fertile ground for the exploration of various aspects of theoretical linguistics.
This volume will be of interest to both students of Albanian linguistics and specialists working within generative syntax.
Table of Contents:
Foljet me kuptim pavetor si caktuese rasore
Anaforat vetvetore në rasën emëore
Mbi Lëvizjen e frazës emërore
Enclitic and Proclitic Articles in Albanian
Mbi Konstruktet Predikative të shqipes standarde
Acquisition of English reflexives by L1 Albanian speakers: Features of inter-language grammar
Analizë e frazave relative kufizuese të shqipes
M. Rita Manzini-Leonardo M. Savoia
The interaction of Dom and discourse-linking in Arbëresh
Pronouns: case as nominal property
Phases and the syntax of applicatives
Tri koncepte themelore të sintaksës moderne
Cliticization: External or internal merge? Revisiting the syntax of Albanian clitics