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Title: Diagnosing Syntax
Edited By: Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng
Norbert Corver
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199602506.do
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Description:

Diagnosis is an essential part of scientific research. It refers to the process of identifying a phenomenon, property, or condition on the basis of certain signs and by the use of various diagnostic procedures. This book is the first ever to consider the use of diagnostics in syntactic research and focuses on the five core domains of natural language syntax - ellipsis, agreement, anaphora, phrasal movement, and head movement. Each empirical domain is considered in turn from the perspectives of syntax, syntax at the interfaces, neuropsycholinguistics, and language diversity. Drawing on the expertise of 20 leading scholars and their empirically rich data, the book presents current thoughts on, and practical answers to, the question: What are the diagnostic signs, techniques and procedures that can be used to analyse natural language syntax? It will interest linguists, including formalists, typologists, psycholinguists and neurolinguists.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Typology
Neurolinguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9780199602506
Pages: 624
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ISBN-13: 9780199602490
Pages: 624
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