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The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory

The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory

Mark Baltin (Editor), Chris Collins (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10253-7

Feb 2003, Wiley-Blackwell

880 pages

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$94.95

Description

This volume provides a comprehensive view of the current issues in contemporary syntactic theory. Written by an international assembly of leading specialists in the field, these 2 original articles serve as a useful reference for various areas of grammar.

  • Contains 23 articles written by an international assembly of specialists in the field.
  • The lucidly written articles grant accessibility to crucial areas of syntactic theory.
  • Contrasting theories are represented.
  • Contains an informative introduction and extensive bibliography which serves as a reference tool for both students and professional linguists.
Contributors.

Introduction.

Part I: Derivation Versus Representation:.

1. Explaining Morphosyntactic Competition: Joan Bresnan (Stanford University).

2. Economy Conditions in Syntax: Chris Collins (Cornell University).

3. Derivation and Representation in Modern Transformational Syntax: Howard Lasnik (University of Connecticut).

4. Relativized Minimality Effects: Luigi Rizzi (Université de Geneve).

Part II: Movement:.

5. Head Movement: Ian Roberts (University of Stuttgart).

6. Object Shift and Scrambling: Höskuldur Thráinsson (University of Iceland).

7. Wh-in-situ Languages: Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo).

8. A-Movements: Mark Baltin (New York University).

Part III: Argument Structure and Phrase Structure:.

9. Thematic Relations in Syntax: Jeffrey S. Gruber (independent scholar).

10. Predication: John Bowers (Cornell University).

11. Case: Hiroyuki Ura.

12. Phrase Structure: Naoki Fukui (University of California).

13. The Natures of Nonconfigurationality: Mark C. Baker (McGill University).

14. What VP Ellipsis Can Do, and What it Can't, but not Why: Kyle Johnson (University of Massachusetts at Amherst).

Part IV: Functional Projections:.

15. Agreement Projections: Adriana Belletti (Universitá di Siena).

16. Sentential Negation: Raffaella Zanuttini (Georgetown University).

17. The DP Hypothesis: Identifying Clausal Properties in the Nominal Domain: Judy B. Bernstein (Syracuse University).

18. The Structure of DPs: Some Principles, Parameters and Problems: Giuseppe Longobardi (University of Trieste).

Part V: Interface With Interpretation:.

19. The Syntax of Scope: Anna Szabolcsi (New York University).

20. Deconstructing Binding: Eric Reuland and Martin Everaert (both Utrecht Institute of Linguistics).

21. Syntactic Reconstruction Effects: Andrew Barss (University of Arizona).

Part VI: External Evaluation of Syntax:.

22. Syntactic Change: Anthony S. Kroch (University of Pennsylvania).

23. Setting Syntactic Parameters: Janet Dean Fodor (City University of New York).

Bibliography.

Index.

"The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory is an extraordinary accomplishment. Baltin and Collins have succeeded in assembling a sizeable number of the world's leading syntacticians, each of whom has produced a readable overview of the issues in his or her area of specialization. It is to the credit of the editors that this book is valuable both as a reference work and as a critical evaluation of current thinking. All linguists, not just syntacticians, stand to benefit from having a copy within reach." Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington

"Here is yet another impressive addition to Blackwell's series of Handbooks in Linguistics" Canadian Journal of Linguistics


  • Contains 23 articles written by an international assembly of specialists in the field.

  • The lucidly written articles grant accessibility to crucial areas of syntactic theory.

  • Contrasting theories are represented.

  • Contains an informative introduction and extensive bibliography which serves as a reference tool for both students and professional linguists.