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Word Order and Scrambling

Simin Karimi (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-23328-2
408 pages
May 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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Word Order and Scrambling introduces readers to recent research into the linguistic phenomenon called scrambling and is a valuable contribution to the fields of theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and applied linguistics.

  • Introduces readers to recent research into the linguistic phenomenon called scrambling, or free word order.

  • Explores major issues including factors responsible for word order variations, how scrambled constructions are processed, and whether variations are available in early child language development and in second language acquisition.
  • Discusses a number of typologically diverse languages including Hindi, Japanese, and Navajo.
  • Provides enlightening information on different aspects of word order variation and the consequences for our understanding of the nature of human language.
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Acknowledgments.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction by Simin Karimi.

1.Topic and Focus Scope Positions in Navajo (Kenneth Hale, Eloise Jelinek, and MaryAnn Willie).

2. Argument Scrambling, Operator Movement, and Topic Movement in Hungarian (Katalin E. Kiss).

3. Grammatical Relations in Tohono O'odham: An Instrumental Perspective (Mizuki Miyashita, Richard Demers, and Delbert Ortiz).

4. Bare Nominals: Non-Specific and Contrastive Readings under Scrambling (Veneeta Dayal).

5. On Object Positions, Specificity, and Scrambling in Persian (Simin Karimi).

6. Scrambling, Subscrambling, and Case in Turkish (Jaklin Kornfilt).

7. Does Russian Scrambling Exist (John Frederick Bailyn).

8. A-Movement Scrambling and Options Without Optionality (Shigeru Miyagawa).

9. Scrambling in Dutch: Optionality and Optimality (Helen de Hoop).

10. Word Order and (Remnant) VP Movement (Anoop Mahajan).

11. Non-Canonical Word Order: Topic and Focus in Adult and Child Tamil (Vaijayanthi Sarma).

12. L2 Acquisition of Japanese: Knowledge and Use of Case Particles in SOV and OSV Sentences (Noriko Iwasaki).

13. Scrambling and Processing: Dependencies, Complexity, and Constraints (Irina A. Sekerina).

14. WH-Movement versus Scrambling: The Brain Makes a Difference (Angela D. Friederici, Matthias Schlesewsky, and Christian J. Fiebach).

References.

Index.
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Simin Karimi is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. She is on the editorial board of the journal Linguistic Analysis and has published widely in journals such as Linguistic Inquiry, The Linguistic Review, and Lexicology.
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  • Introduces readers to recent research into the linguistic phenomenon called scrambling, or free word order.

  • Explores major issues including factors responsible for word order variations, how scrambled constructions are processed, and whether variations are available in early child language development and in second language acquisition.

  • Discusses a number of typologically diverse languages including Hindi, Japanese, and Navajo.

  • Provides enlightening information on different aspects of word order variation and the consequences for our understanding of the nature of human language.
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"This collection provides thought-provoking material which will stimulate much future research. Perhaps the most fundamental question, addressed in the first six chapters, is the nature of the relation between scrambling and pragmatic features ... The issues raised in the book are important for any theory of syntax, language acquisition and/or the syntax-pragmatics interface." Linguistics


"This volume represents well the depth and the scope of current research on scrambling. It illustrates the rich and diverse phenomena the term ‘scrambling’ covers and shows nicely that they provide a wealth of information for the development of linguistic theory." Mamoru Saito, Nanzan University


"I highly recommend this volume to anyone interested in issues on word order, particularly issues related to the ‘free word order’ phenomena sometimes collectively called ‘scrambling’. The book is an impressive collection of papers over a wide range of topics on word order in a number of typologically diverse languages, viewed mainly from syntax and semantics, but also incorporating insights from language acquisition and brain imaging." Naoki Fukui, Sophia University

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