LINGUIST List 26.5160

Tue Nov 17 2015

Books: Head Movement in Syntax: Mathew

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Date: 06-Nov-2015
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Head Movement in Syntax: Mathew
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Title: Head Movement in Syntax
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 224
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/la.224

Author: Rosmin Mathew
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268143 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268143 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268143 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027257079 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027257079 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027257079 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Head Movement in Syntax argues that verb movement is a narrow syntactic phenomenon that can affect locality constraints. The altered locality domains are detectable from the way certain phrasal elements such as a phrase containing a Wh are forced to undergo movement. The basic idea explored in the book dates back to Chomsky (1986) where the movement of a verb is proposed to be able to affect and alter a barrier. This idea is translated into contemporary minimalist apparatus to capture locality conditions, with Wh movement in Malayalam, a Dravidian language spoken in Southern India, providing the necessary data. The book also points out that analysing Wh movement in Malayalam as a sub-case of Focus movement is untenable and offers a fresh perspective on Wh-in-situ versus Wh-movement. In addition, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the pronominal system in Malayalam, a language that violates the canonical binding conditions.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Malayalam (mal)

Written In: English (eng)

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