LINGUIST List 12.389

Wed Feb 14 2001

Books: Syntax

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Directory

  • Kimberly Kahn, Syntax/Semantics: Negation & Polarity by Horn & Kato (eds.)
  • Kimberly Kahn, Syntax: Parameters & Universals by R. S. Kayne
  • Kimberly Kahn, Syntax: The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages by Carnie & Guilfoyle
  • Kimberly Kahn, Syntax: Syntactic Change in Akkadian by G. Deutscher
  • Kimberly Kahn, Syntax:Portuguese Syntax by J. Costa (ed.)

    Message 1: Syntax/Semantics: Negation & Polarity by Horn & Kato (eds.)

    Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:27:29 -0500
    From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
    Subject: Syntax/Semantics: Negation & Polarity by Horn & Kato (eds.)


    NEGATION AND POLARITY: Syntactic and Semantic Perspectives Edited by Laurence R. Horn, Yale University, and Yasuhiko Kato, Sophia University, Tokyo

    Contents:

    1. Introduction, Laurence J. Horn and Yasuhiko Kato Negation and Polarity at the Millennium 2. Negative Preposing, Negative Inversion, and the Split CP, Liliane Haegeman 3. Interpretive Asymmetries of Negation, Yasuhiko Kato 4. Coordination, C-Command, and 'Logophoric' N-Words, Ljiljana Progovac 5. Negative Polarity Items, Jack Hoeksema Triggering, Scope, and C-Command 6. Pick a Theory (any Theory), Laurence R. Horn Indiscriminatives and the Free-Choice Indefinite 7. The Force of Negation in Wh Exclamatives and Interrogatives, Paul Portner and Raffaella Zanuttini 8. Thetic and Categorical, Stage and Individual, Weak and Strong, William A. Ladusaw 9. Negative Inference, Space Construal, and Grammaticalization, Masa-aki Yamanashi

    October 2000 288 pp. 0-19-823874-6 cloth $85.00 0-19-823873-8 paper $29.95 Oxford University Press ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kimberly Kahn Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail: krkoup-usa.org

    Message 2: Syntax: Parameters & Universals by R. S. Kayne

    Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:28:00 -0500
    From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
    Subject: Syntax: Parameters & Universals by R. S. Kayne




    PARAMETERS AND UNIVERSALS Richard S. Kayne, New York University

    (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)

    This is a collection of previously published essays on comparative syntax by the distinguished linguist Richard Kayne. The papers cover issues of comparative syntax as they are applied to French, Italian, and other Romance languages and dialects, together forming a strongly cohesive set that will be valuable to both scholars and students.

    September 2000 384 pp. 0-19-510236-3 paper $35.00 0-19-510235-5 cloth $55.00 Oxford University Press ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kimberly Kahn Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail: krkoup-usa.org

    Message 3: Syntax: The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages by Carnie & Guilfoyle

    Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:28:08 -0500
    From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
    Subject: Syntax: The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages by Carnie & Guilfoyle


    THE SYNTAX OF VERB INITIAL LANGUAGES Edited by Andrew Carnie, University of Arizona, and Eithne Guilfoyle, University of Calgary

    (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)

    This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a crosslinguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems anddebates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.

    December 2000 272 pp.; 1 figure 0-19-513222-X cloth $45.00 0-19-513223-8 paper $24.95 Oxford University Press

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kimberly Kahn Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail: krkoup-usa.org

    Message 4: Syntax: Syntactic Change in Akkadian by G. Deutscher

    Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:28:16 -0500
    From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
    Subject: Syntax: Syntactic Change in Akkadian by G. Deutscher


    SYNTACTIC CHANGE IN AKKADIAN: The Evolution of Sentential Complementation Guy Deutscher, St. John's College, University of Cambridge

    Akkadian, an ancient Semitic language spoken in Assyria and Babylonia, is one of the earliest known languages, with a surviving written history from 2500BC to 500BC. Guy Deutscher investigates its development over these two millennia. He shows that changes in the language can be linked to the emergence of complex patterns of communication required by an increasingly sophisticated civilization.

    January 2001 224 pp. 0-19-829988-5 $70.00 Oxford University Press ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kimberly Kahn Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail: krkoup-usa.org

    Message 5: Syntax:Portuguese Syntax by J. Costa (ed.)

    Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:28:29 -0500
    From: Kimberly Kahn <KRKOUP-USA.ORG>
    Subject: Syntax:Portuguese Syntax by J. Costa (ed.)


    PORTUGUESE SYNTAX: New Comparative Studies Edited by Joao Costa

    (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)

    This volume is a collection of previously unpublished articles focusing on y"he following aspects of Portuguese syntax: clause structure, clitic y"lacement, word order variation, pronominal system, verb movement, y"uantification, and distribution of particles. The articles are written y"ithin the principles and parameters framework and contrast Portuguese y"ith other Romance languages.

    Contents:

    Introduction, Joao Costa 1. Infinitives vs. Participles, Manuela Ambar 2. Clitics: A Window into the Null Subject Property, Pilar Barbosa 3. Word Order and Discourse Configurationality in European Portuguese, Joao Costa 4. Romance Clitics and the Minimalist Program, Ines Duarte & Gabriela Matos 5. Agreement, Predication, and Pronouns in the History of Portuguese, Charlotte Galves 6. A Minimalist Approach to Clitic Climbing, Ana Maria Martins 7. 1st Person Plural Anaphora in Brazilian Portuguese: Chains and Constraint Interaction in Binding, SXergio Menuzzi 8. Distributive Universal Quantification and Aspect in Brazilian Portuguese, Gertjan Postma 9 Clitic Positions and Verb Movement, Eduardo Raposo Bibliography Index

    October 2000 320 pp. 0-19-512576-2 paper $45.00 0-19-512575-4 cloth $65.00 Oxford University Press

    Kimberly Kahn Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Phone: (212) 726-6086 Fax: (212) 726-6442 E-mail: krkoup-usa.org
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