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Message 1: Verb Clusters: Kiss, Riemsdijk (Eds)

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 15:04:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: Verb Clusters: Kiss, Riemsdijk (Eds)

Title: Verb Clusters
Subtitle: A study of Hungarian, German and Dutch
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 69

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

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Editor: Katalin �. Kiss, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Editor: Henk van Riemsdijk, Tilburg University

Hardback: ISBN: 9027227934, Pages: vi, 514 pp., Price: EURO 145.00


Many languages have constructions in which verbs cluster. But few
languages have verb clusters as rich and complex as Continental West
Germanic and Hungarian. Furthermore the precise ordering properties
and the variation in the cluster patterns are remarkably similar in
Hungarian and Germanic. This similarity is, of course, unexpected
since Hungarian is not an Indo-European language like the Germanic
language group. Instead it appears that the clustering, inversion and
roll-up patterns found may constitute an areal feature. This book
presents the relevant language data in considerable detail, taking
into account also the variation observed, for example, among
dialects. But it also discusses the various analytical approaches that
can be brought to bear on this set of phenomena. In particular, there
are various hypotheses as to what is the underlying driving force
behind cluster formation: stress patterns, aspectual features, morpho-
syntactic constraints? And the analytical approaches are closely
linked to a number of questions that are at the core of current
syntactic theorizing: does head movement exist or should all apparent
verb displacement be reduced to remnant movement, are morphology and
syntax really just different sides of the same coin?

Table of contents

Verb clusters: Some basic notions
Katalin �. Kiss and Henk van Riemsdijk 1--40
Part I: Data and theories
West Germanic verb clusters: The empirical domain
Susanne Wurmbrand 43--85
Hungarian verb clusters -- Results of a questionnaire survey
Kriszta Szendr�i and Ildik� T�th 87--119
Clustering theories
Jonathan David Bobaljik 121--145
"Roll-up" structures and morphological words
Michael Brody 147--171
The structure of clusters
Edwin Williams 173--201
Part II: Forces and factors
A stress-based approach to climbing
Kriszta Szendr�i 205--223
Particles and phonologically defective predicates
Anik� Csirmaz 225--252
Climbing for aspect: with no rucksack
Gabor Alberti 253--289
The Hungarian verbal complex: An alternative approach
Csaba Olsvay 291--333
Parallel strategies of verbal complex formation in Hungarian and
Katalin �. Kiss 335--358
Do preverbs climb?
Peter Ackema 359--393
Verbal complexes and morphosyntactic merger
Huba Bartos 395--415
Infinitival complements of modals in Hungarian and in German
Ildik� T�th 417--443
Agreement and 'clause union'
Marcel den Dikken 445--498
List of contributors

Lingfield(s):	Generative Linguistics (Syntax)
Subject Language(s):	Dutch (Language code: DUT)
			German, Standard (Language code: GER)
			Hungarian (Language code: HNG)
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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