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Title: Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the Determiner Phrase
Written By: Artemis Alexiadou
Chris Wilder
Description:

This volume presents a cross-section of current research on the internal
syntax of 'Determiner Phrases` (DPs), with special emphasis on the analysis
of DPs modified by genitival, adjectival and other non-finite attributes.
Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the DP illustrates clearly the
ongoing debate over older and more recent approaches to the syntax of DPs
in particular in the wake of the minimalist program (Chomsky 1995) and
Kayne's antisymmetry hypothesis (Kayne 1994). The relative theoretical
coherence among the contributions permits detailed comparison of specific
syntactic proposals, providing a solid basis for further debate. Several of
the papers address the syntactic questions in parallel with related
semantic or morphological issues. The value of this collection to the study
of Universal Grammar is also underlined by its comparative bias. Analyses
of Germanic, Romance and Balkan languages figure prominently, and a number
of new empirical generalizations within and between languages are discussed.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
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ISBN: 9027227438
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ISBN: 1556199066
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