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  1. paul, Theoretical Approaches to Universals: Alexiadou

Message 1: Theoretical Approaches to Universals: Alexiadou

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 16:00:32 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Theoretical Approaches to Universals: Alexiadou

Title: Theoretical Approaches to Universals
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins

Editor: Artemis Alexiadou 

Hardback: ISBN: 9027227705, Pages: viii, 319 pp., Price: EUR 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1588111911, Pages: viii, 319 pp., Price: USD 99.00

The present volume has its origin in the GLOW conference on Universals
hosted in Berlin in March 1999. The papers in this volume are
concerned both with formal as well as with substantive universals. All
the contributions attempt to identify universal properties of the
language faculty, as well as the source of cross-linguistic
variation. They cover a wide range of empirical phenomena across
languages such as locality, deletion, verb classes, XP-split
constructions, Quantifier Raising, the EPP, the Person Case Constraint
etc. Some of the articles pay particular attention to the organization
of the grammar, the type of operations that are effective, the role of
features in determining variation, and primitive notions of
phrase-structure (c-command, Agree etc.). Others show how structural
differences capture semantic and morphological differences within a
language and across languages, and how these are the ultimate source
of linguistic variation. The book is of primary interest to
researchers and students in syntactic theory, comparative syntax, and
linguistic variation.

Table of Contents

List of contributors vii 
 Artemis Alexiadou 1 
Universal features and language-particular morphemes 
 Maya Arad 15 
Agree or attract? A relativized minimality solution to a proper
binding condition puzzle
 Cedric Boeckx 41 
Distributed deletion 
 Gisbert Fanselow and Damir Cavar 65 
Roots, constituents, and c-command 
 Robert Frank, Paul Hagstrom and Vijay K. Shanker 109 
A four-way classification of monadic verbs 
 Murat Kural 139 
On agreement: locality and feature valuation 
 Luis L�pez 165 
A minimalist account of conflation processes: Parametric variation at
the lexicon-syntax interface
 Jaume Mateu and Gemma Rigau 211 
Morphological constraints on syntactic derivations 
 Juan Romero 237 
Intermediate traces, reconstruction and locality effects 
 Joachim Sabel 259 
Index 315

Lingfield(s): Syntax

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