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Title: Typological Studies
Subtitle: Word Order and Relative Clauses
Written By: Guglielmo Cinque
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415884235/
Series Title: Routledge Leading Linguists
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In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis the relative clause in relation to the position of the verb vis à vis his object; a general cross-linguistic analysis of correlatives; the need to distinguish a sentence-grammar, from a discourse-grammar, type of non-restrictives (with languages differing as to whether they possess both, one, the other, or neither); a selective type of extraction from relative clauses; and a tentative sketch of a more ample work in progress on a unified analysis of externally headed, internally headed, and headless relative clauses.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415884235
Pages: 390
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00