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Title: Movement in Language
Subtitle: Interactions and Architectures
Written By: Norvin Richards

This is the most comprehensive, integrated explanation ever published of the properties of question formations and their variations across languages. Movement in Language develops a new set of arguments for the controversial claim that syntax should be understood derivationally; that is, that the best model of language is one in which sentences are constructed in a series of operations that precede or follow each other in time. The arguments are exemplified through reference to a number of languages, including Bulgarian, Japanese, English, Chinese, and Serbo-Croatian.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0198241178
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
Prices: $111.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199246513
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 344
Prices: $35.00