LINGUIST List 32.1392
Tue Apr 20 2021
Books: Dependency and Directionality: den Dikken
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Title: Dependency and Directionality
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 154
Publisher: Cambridge University Press http://cambridge.org
Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/dependency-and-directionality?format=PB
Author: Marcel den Dikken
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316628461 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 36.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316628461 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781316628461 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 33.83
Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced title.
The direction in which the structure of sentences and filler-gap dependencies are built is a topic of fundamental importance to linguistic theory and its applications. This book develops an integrated understanding of structure building, movement and locality embedded in a syntactic theory that argues for a 'top down' approach, presenting an explicit counterweight to the bottom-up derivations pervading the Chomskian mainstream. It combines a compact and comprehensive historical perspective on structure building, the cycle, and movement, with detailed discussions of island effects, the typology of long-distance filler-gap dependencies, and the special problems posed by the subject in clausal syntax. Providing introductions to the main issues, reviewing extant arguments for bottom-up and top-down approaches, and presenting several case studies in its development of a new theory, this book should be of interest to all students and scholars of language interested in syntactic structures and the dependencies inside them.
1. Introduction; 2. The directionality of structure building; 3. Find the gap; 4. A syntactic typology of long Ā-dependencies; 5. The trouble with subjects; 6. Conclusion.
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Written In: English (eng)
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