LINGUIST List 10.577

Thu Apr 22 1999

Books: Syntax

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  1. Paul Peranteau, New Books in Generative Theory

Message 1: New Books in Generative Theory

Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 15:48:25 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: New Books in Generative Theory

John Benjamins Publishing announces the availability of the following two new

Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the Determiner Phrase.
Artemis Alexiadou and Chris Wilder (eds)
Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 22
US & Canada: 1 55619 906 6 / USD 79.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2743 8 / NLG 158.00 (Hardcover)

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.
Contributions by: Artemis Alexiadou; Anna Cardinaletti; Norbert Corver;
Lars-Olof Delsing; Marcel den Dikken; Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova; Peter
Gallmann; Giuliana Giusti; Thomas Lindauer; Maaike Schoorlemmer; Juan
Uriagereka; Chris Wilder; Roberto Zamparelli.

Adverb Placement.
A case study in antisymmetric syntax.
Aretemis Alexiadou
Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 18
US & Canada: 1 55619 902 3 / USD 65.00 (Hardcover)
Rest of world: 90 272 2739 X / NLG 130.00 (Hardcover)

This monograph investigates a number of central issues in the Syntax of
Adverbs with special reference to Greek in the light of Kayne's (1994)
Antisymmetry Hypothesis. It examines the conditions on the placement of
the various adverb types, their licensing requirements, and their relation
to adjectives. The author advances an analysis according to which adverbs
are licensed as Specifiers of functional projections in the clausal
domain. As such, they enter a matching relation with the relevant features
of the respective functional head. Adverbs are either directly merged at
the relevant functional projection (for instance Aspectual and Speaker
Oriented adverbs) or alternatively they are moved to this position from
the complement domain of the verb (for instance manner adverbs).
Furthermore, the volume examines the phenomenon of Adverb Incorporation.
It is proposed that Incorporation is obligatory for those VP internal
Adverbs which are 'structuraly non-complex' in Chomsky's 1995 terms.
Finally, the similarities and differences between adverbs and adjectives,
clausal and nominal structure are investigated and a number of asymmetries
between the two are highlighted.

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