The Free Word Order Phenomenon: Its Syntactic Sources and Diversity

The Free Word Order Phenomenon: Its Syntactic Sources and Diversity

by Joachim Sabel, Mamoru Saito
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110178222

ISBN-13: 9783110178227

Pub. Date: 11/16/2005

Publisher: De Gruyter

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

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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
Publication date:
11/16/2005
Series:
Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] Series , #69
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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