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LINGUIST List 17.1765

Sun Jun 11 2006

Books: Syntax: Smith

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Joyce Reid, Restrictiveness in Case Theory: Smith


Message 1: Restrictiveness in Case Theory: Smith
Date: 10-Jun-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Restrictiveness in Case Theory: Smith


Title: Restrictiveness in Case Theory
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 78
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521026550

Author: Henry Smith
Hardback: ISBN: 0521462878 Pages: 340 Price: U.S. $ 80.00
Paperback: ISBN: 521026555 Pages: 340 Price: U.K. £ 27.99
Paperback: ISBN: 521026555 Pages: 340 Price: U.S. $ 50.00
Abstract:

Henry Smith develops a theory of syntactic case and examines its synchronic
and diachronic consequences. Within a unification-based framework, the book
draws out pervasive patterns in the relationship between morphosyntax
('linking') and grammatical function. The theory proposed consists of three
ordered constraints on the association of NPs and arguments, based on the
central notion of 'restrictiveness'. Beginning with a detailed study of
dative substitution in Icelandic, the author moves on to examine a wide
array of synchronic and diachronic data and to construct a typology of
case. Theoretically innovative and sophisticated, and descriptively
wide-ranging, this book will appeal to all those interested in the
cross-linguistic marking of case and the ways in which case systems may
change over time.

Acknowledgements;
1. Introduction;
2. Argument case and case alternations;
3. A typology of case systems;
4. Linker interactions;
5. Icelandic;
6. Changes in linking;
7. Case semi-preservation;
8. Conclusions;
Notes;
References;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Icelandic (isl)

Written In: English (eng )

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