Features, Categories and the Syntax of A-Positions: Cross-Linguistic Variation in the Germanic Languages

Features, Categories and the Syntax of A-Positions: Cross-Linguistic Variation in the Germanic Languages

by E. Haeberli
     
 

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This book investigates various aspects of the distribution of nominal arguments, and in particular the cross-linguistic variation that can be found among the Germanic languages in this domain of the syntax. The empirical topics discussed include variable vs. fixed argument order, the distribution of subjects with respect to adjuncts, expletive constructions, and

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This book investigates various aspects of the distribution of nominal arguments, and in particular the cross-linguistic variation that can be found among the Germanic languages in this domain of the syntax. The empirical topics discussed include variable vs. fixed argument order, the distribution of subjects with respect to adjuncts, expletive constructions, and oblique subjecthood. These are analyzed within a theoretical framework which is based on the Minimalist Program.

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ISBN-13:
9781402008542
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
08/31/2002
Series:
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Series, #54
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
381
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.05(d)

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