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Finiteness: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

Finiteness: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

by Irina Nikolaeva


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ISBN-13: 9780199213733
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/20/2007
Series: Oxford Linguistics Ser.
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Irina Nikolaeva is a Research Associate in Linguistics at the University of Oxford. She has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Leiden. Her interests include syntax, morphology, typology, lexicalist theories of grammar, and the documentation of endangered languages. She has published books on Uralic, Altaic, and Palaeosiberian languages, as well as papers on the syntax-semantics and syntax-information structure interface, phonology, and historical-comparative linguistics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Irina Nikolaeva
Part I Finiteness in Formal Theories
2. Three Domains of Finiteness: A Minimalist Perspective, David Adger
3. Finiteness in Non-Transformational Syntactic Frameworks, Peter Sells
Part II Finiteness in Functional Theories and Typology
4. Deconstructing Finiteness: Finiteness in a Functional-Typological Perspective, Sonia Cristofaro
5. Categories That Make Finiteness: Discreteness From a Functional Perspective and Some of its Repercussions, Walter Bisang
6. Constructional Economy and Nonfinite Independent Clauses, Irina Nikolaeva
Part III Finiteness in Individual Languages
7. Clausse Structure and Verbal Forms in Nakh-Daghestanian Languages, Elena Kalinina and Nina Sumbatova
8. In What Ways can Finite and Non-Finite Clauses Differ? Evidence from Russian, David M. Perlmutter
9. Verbal and Nominalised Finite Clauses in Turkish, Jaklin Kornfilt
Part IV Finiteness in Diachrony and Language Acquisition
10. Diachrony and Finiteness: Subordination in the Dialects of Southern Italy, Adam Ledgeway
11. Insubordination and its uses, Nicholas Evans
12. Finiteness in L1 and L2 Acquisition, Petra Gretsch and Clive Perdue
Subject Index
Author Index

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