LINGUIST List 30.1095

Mon Mar 11 2019

Books: Word Order in Turkish: Özsoy (ed.)

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Date: 07-Mar-2019
From: Helen van der Stelt <>
Subject: Word Order in Turkish: Özsoy (ed.)
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Title: Word Order in Turkish
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Published: 2019
Publisher: Springer

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Editor: A. Sumru Özsoy
Hardback: ISBN: 9783030113841 Pages: 312 Price: Europe EURO 99.99

This volume is a collection of studies on various aspects of word order variation in Turkish. As a head-final, left-branching ‘free’ word order language, Turkish raises a number of significant theory-internal as well as language-particular questions regarding linearization in language. Each of the contributions in the present volume offers a fresh insight into a number of these questions, thus, while expanding our knowledge of the language-particular properties of the word order phenomena, also contribute individually to the theory of linearization in general. Turkish is a configurational language. It licenses constructions in which constituents can occur in non-canonical presubject as well as postverbal positions. Presented within the assumptions of the generative tradition, the discussion and analyses of the various aspects of the linearization facts of the language offer a novel treatment of the issues therein. The authors approach the word order phenomena from a variety of perspectives, ranging from purely syntactic treatments, to accounts as syntax-PF interface or syntax-discourse interface phenomena or as output of base generation.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Turkish (tur)

Written In: English (eng)

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