LINGUIST List 29.1966

Tue May 08 2018

Books: Deletion phenomena in comparative constructions: Bacskai-Atkari

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Date: 26-Apr-2018
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Subject: Deletion phenomena in comparative constructions: Bacskai-Atkari
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Title: Deletion phenomena in comparative constructions
Subtitle: English comparatives in a cross-linguistic perspective
Series Title: Open Generative Syntax
Published: 2018
Publisher: Language Science Press

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Author: Julia Bacskai-Atkari
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961100835 Pages: 255 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access

This book provides a new analysis for the syntax of comparatives, focusing on various deletion phenomena affecting the subclause. In particular, the proposed account shows that Comparative Deletion is merely a surface phenomenon that can be drawn back to the overtness of the comparative operator and the availability of lower copies of a movement chain, and it is thus subject to both language-internal and cross-linguistic variation. The main focus of the book is on English, yet other languages are also discussed for comparative purposes, with the aim of showing what the idiosyncratic properties of English comparatives are.
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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