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Thu Mar 21 2013

Books: Challenges to Linearization: Biberauer, Roberts (Eds)

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Date: 21-Mar-2013
From: Linda Steglich <>
Subject: Challenges to Linearization: Biberauer, Roberts (Eds)
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Title: Challenges to Linearization Series Title: Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] 114 Published: 2013 Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Theresa Biberauer Editor: Ian Roberts Electronic: ISBN: 9781614512431 Pages: 379 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614513100 Pages: 379 Price: Europe EURO 99.95

The ten contributions in this volume focus on a range of linearization challenges, all of which aim to shed new light on the central, still largely mysterious question of how the abundant evidence that linguistic structures are hierarchically organised can plausibly be reconciled with the fact that actually realised linguistic strings are typically sequentially ordered. Some of the contributions present particularly challenging data, those on the mixed spoken and signed output of bimodal Italian children, Quechua nominal morphology, Kannada reduplication and Taqbaylit of Chemini “floating prepositions” all being cases in point. Others have a typological focus, highlighting and attempting to explain striking patterns like the Final-over-Final Constraint or considering the predictions of particular theoretical approacesh (the movement theory of Control, multidominance, Distributed Morphology) in relation to structures that we do and don’t expect to be “possible linguistic structures”. Broader architectural questions also receive attention from various perspectives.

Linguistic Field(s): Communications                             General Linguistics                             Linguistic Theories
Written In: English (eng)

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