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Books: The size of things I: Laszakovits, Shen (eds.)

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Date: 09-Nov-2021
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Subject: The size of things I: Laszakovits, Shen (eds.)
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Title: The size of things I
Subtitle: Structure building
Series Title: Open Generative Syntax
Published: 2021
Publisher: Language Science Press

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Editor: Sabine Laszakovits
Editor: Zheng Shen
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961103201 Pages: 380 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access

This book focuses on the role size plays in grammar. Under the umbrella term size fall the size of syntactic projections, the size of feature content, and the size of reference sets. The contributions in this first volume discuss size and structure building.

The most productive research program in syntax where size plays a central role revolves around clausal complements. Part 1 of Volume I contributes to this program with papers that argue for particular structures of clausal complements, as well as papers that employ sizes of clausal complements to account for other phenomena. The papers in Part 2 of this volume explore the interaction between size and structure building beyond clausal complements, including phenomena in CP, vP, and NP domains. The contributions cover a variety of languages, many of which are understudied.

The book is complemented by Volume II which discusses size effects in movement, agreement, and interpretation.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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