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Books: Syntax: Panagiotidis

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        1.    Jane Hamilton, The Complementizer Phase: Panagiotidis

Message 1: The Complementizer Phase: Panagiotidis
Date: 26-Jul-2010
From: Jane Hamilton <>
Subject: The Complementizer Phase: Panagiotidis
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Title: The Complementizer Phase Subtitle: Subjects and Operators Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics Published: 2010 Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author: Phoevos E. Panagiotidis Hardback: ISBN: 9780199584352 Pages: 306 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199584369 Pages: 306 Price: U.K. £ 29.95

This book draws together nine original investigations by leading linguistsand promising young scholars on the syntax of complementizers (eg that inShe said that she would) and their phrases. The chapters are divided intotwo parts, each of which highlights aspects of the behaviour and functionof complementisers. The first part looks at how and when subjects, or partsof subjects, can and cannot move outside their canonical position in asentence. Each chapter examines and compares the relevance of a number ofsyntactic factors in languages such as English, Italian, Spanish, Greek,Brazilian Portuguese and Bavarian. In the second part, the focus turns tothe nature and function of complementisers themselves, with discussionsdrawing on evidence from Italian, Italian dialects, Hebrew, and Dutch.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Bavarian (bar)                             Dutch (nld)                             English (eng)                             Greek (ell)                             Hebrew (heb)                             Italian (ita)                             Portuguese (por)                             Spanish (spa)
Written In: English (eng )

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