Generative Studies in Basque Linguistics

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In part due to its exotic place within the languages of Europe, but mainly because of its basic typological differences with better-described languages, Basque has often attracted the interest of linguists of very different theoretical persuasions. This book presents a collection of articles which are representative of work being done on Basque at the moment from a generative perspective. Most of the major issues in Basque Syntax, Morphology and Phonology are examined in this book and the implications of the ...
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Overview

In part due to its exotic place within the languages of Europe, but mainly because of its basic typological differences with better-described languages, Basque has often attracted the interest of linguists of very different theoretical persuasions. This book presents a collection of articles which are representative of work being done on Basque at the moment from a generative perspective. Most of the major issues in Basque Syntax, Morphology and Phonology are examined in this book and the implications of the Basque data for theories of universal grammar are made explicit.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Structure of Inflection: A case study in X[superscript 0] syntax 21
External Arguments in Basque 71
Verb Agreement with Non Arguments: On allocutive agreement 89
Basque Pronouns and Relativized Locality 115
Basque Hospitality and the Suffix -ko 145
Adnominals in the Grammar of Basque 163
Feature Percolation and Clausal Pied-Piping 189
Basque Compound Nouns and Generative Morphology: Some data 221
Vowel Assimilation in Baztan and Levels in Phonology 243
Syllable Structure in Modern Basque and in Proto-Basque 263
Topics in Souletin Phonology 289
Index of Subjects and Terms 329
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