A Feature-Based Syntax of Functional Categories: The Structure, Acquisition and Specific Impairment of Functional Systems

A Feature-Based Syntax of Functional Categories: The Structure, Acquisition and Specific Impairment of Functional Systems

by Michael Hegarty
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110184133

ISBN-13: 9783110184136

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

This book develops a construction of functional categories in human language and applies it to the analysis of a variety of syntactic facts in Modern Germanic and Romance languages, as well as the history of English and Modern English. The construction accounts for previously unnoticed aspects of the development of the functional category system in child language

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Overview

This book develops a construction of functional categories in human language and applies it to the analysis of a variety of syntactic facts in Modern Germanic and Romance languages, as well as the history of English and Modern English. The construction accounts for previously unnoticed aspects of the development of the functional category system in child language acquisition, and for aspects of the developmental lag in functional categories by children with specific language impairment. The book presents a novel, tightly integrated approach to problems in syntactic theory and psycholinguistics, which will also be of interest to specialists in Germanic and Romance languages and the history of English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110184136
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] Series, #79
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2A feature-based derivation of functional heads14
Ch. 3Germanic verb-second and expletive subjects47
Ch. 4Aspects of clitic placement and clitic climbing102
Ch. 5Tenseless clauses and coordination164
Ch. 6The acquisition of functional features197
Ch. 7The acquisition of adult functional categories213
Ch. 8The representation of functional categories as a factor in specific language impairment280
Ch. 9Conclusion312

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