Diachronic and Comparative Syntax

Diachronic and Comparative Syntax

by Ian Roberts

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ISBN-13: 9781315310558
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/31/2018
Series: Routledge Leading Linguists
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 558
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Ian Roberts is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. His most recent publications include Syntactic Variation in Minimalist Syntax, with Theresa Biberauer, Anders Holmberg and Michelle Sheehan (2010) and Agreement and Head Movement (2010).

Table of Contents

Part I: Diachronic Syntax

1. Agreement Parameters and the Development of English Modal Auxilaries

2. A Computational Approach to Language Learnability and Language Change (with Robin Clark)

3. Object Movement and Verb Movement in Early Modern English

4. Directionality and Word Order Change in the History of English

5. Verb Movement and Markedness

6. Theoretical Consequences (with Anna Roussou)

7. Cascading Parameter Changes: Internally-driven Change in Middle and Early Modern English (with Theresa Biberauer)

Part II: Comparative Syntax

8. Passive Arguments Raised (with Mark Baker & Kyle Johnson)

9. Complex Inversion in French (with Luigi Rizzi)

10. Excorporation and Minimality

11. Two Types of Head Movement in Romance

12. Clause Structure and X-Second (with Anna Carinaletti)

13. The Analysis of VSO Clauses

14. Introduction: Parameters in Minimalist Theory (with Anders Holmberg)

15. Macroparameters and Minimalism: A Programme for Comparative Research

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