The Free Word Order Phenomenon: Its Syntactic Sources and Diversity

The Free Word Order Phenomenon: Its Syntactic Sources and Diversity

by Joachim Sabel
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110178222

ISBN-13: 9783110178227

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

This book deals with the syntax of the free word order phenomenon in a wide range of languages - in particular, German, Japanese, Kannada, Malayalam, Serbo-Croatian, Tagalog, Tongan, and Turkish - in some of which the phenomenon was previously unstudied.

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This book deals with the syntax of the free word order phenomenon in a wide range of languages - in particular, German, Japanese, Kannada, Malayalam, Serbo-Croatian, Tagalog, Tongan, and Turkish - in some of which the phenomenon was previously unstudied. The different articles offer ways of analyzing free word order under minimalist assumptions, with respect to the question of how it is acquired, how a typology of free word order languages can be derived, and in connection with its relatedness to information structural factors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110178227
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] Series, #69
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
Left branch extraction, structure of NP, and scrambling13
The discourse configurationality of scrambling75
Scrambling in the cleft construction in Dravidian137
Asymmetries between pre-verbal and post-verbal scrambling in Turkish163
EPP and semantically vacuous scrambling181
On the acquisition of scrambling in Japanese221
Scrambling and information focus : VSO-VOS alternation in Tongan243
String-vacuous scrambling and the effect on output condition281
Further notes on the interpretation of scrambling chains335

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