LINGUIST List 9.1428

Tue Oct 13 1998

Books: Avail for review: Syntax, Chomsky Biography

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Message 1: Avail for review: Syntax, Chomsky

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 22:52:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andrew Carnie <>
Subject: Avail for review: Syntax, Chomsky

The books listed below are in the LINGUIST office and now
available for review. If you are interested in reviewing
a book (or leading a discussion of the book); please contact 
our book review editor, Andrew Carnie, Ph.D., at:
Please include in your request message a brief statement about your
research interests, background, affiliation and other information that might
be valuable to help us select a suitable reviewer. Do not include an
electronic CV or a URL linking to a personal homepage. These will be

Please also send a surface mail address for us to send the book to.



Esther Torrego (1998) The Dependencies of Objects. MIT Press.

This monograph investigates the nature, properties, and consequences of
the grammatical constraints that yield overt marking of objects in a
variety of languages. The author, working within the Minimalist
Program, concentrates on the syntactic and semantic behaviors of a
particular class of objects: objects morphologically marked by the
dative preposition in Romance languages, especially in several Spanish
dialects, with consideration of similar phenomena in other languages. 


***Special note: the reviewer for the following volume should be willing
to review not only the book, but also the interactive Web Site associated
with the book. The reviewer must therefore have web-reading software and
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Robert F. Barsky (1997) Noam Chomsky: A life of dissent. MIT Press Cambridge.

 This biography describes the intellectual and political milieus that
helped shape Noam Chomsky, a pivotal figure in contemporary linguistics,
politics, cognitive psychology, and philosophy. It also presents an
engaging polical history of the last several decades. The book highlights
Chomsky's views on the uses and misuses of the university as an institution,
his assessment of useful political engagement and his dobuts about
postmodernism. Because Chomsky is given ample space to articulate his views on
many of the major issues relating to his work, both linguistic and political,
this book can also be seen as the autobiography that Chomsky says he will
never write.

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1998 Contributors

  • Addison Wesley Longman
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Garland Publishing
  • Holland Academic Graphics (HAG)
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • MIT Press--Books Division
  • MIT Working Papers in Linguistics
  • Mouton de Gruyter
  • Oxford University Press
  • Francais Pratique
  • Hermes
  • Pacific Linguistics
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics