General Editor: Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck Catholic University Brussels
Associate Editor: Johan Rooryck
Linguistic Variation Yearbook 8
2009. 284 pp.
The Linguistic Variation Yearbook is exclusively devoted to the study of the nature and scope of linguistic variation from the point of view of the minimalist program. In this perspective, the yearbook aims at going beyond the traditional tension between explanatory and descriptive adequacy. It seeks in particular to investigate to what extent the study of linguistic variation can shed light on the broader issue of language particular vs. language universal properties and design. The Linguistic Variation Yearbook publishes annually a collection of (invited) articles on a theme that is current in and important to the research on linguistic variation within the generative framework. The focus is on comparative studies, such as research on typology and dialect variation.
Table of contents
Introduction Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck and Johan Rooryck i–viii Antisymmetry and the lexicon Richard S. Kayne 1–32 Tense marking in the nominal domain: Implications for grammar architecture Artemis Alexiadou 33–60 Copy-reflexive and copy-control constructions: A movement analysis Cedric Boeckx, Norbert Hornstein and Jairo Nunes 61–100 Sequence of tense in (French) child language Hamida Demirdache and Oana Lungu 101–130 Preposition stranding, passivisation, and extraction from adjuncts in Germanic Robert Truswell 131–178 Variation in the expression of universal quantification and free choice: The case of Hausa koo-wh expressions Malte Zimmermann 179–232 Collective numeral constructions in Dutch: Remarkable plurals, regular syntax and silent nouns Norbert Corver and Huib Kranendonk 233–268 Language Index 271–272 Subject index 273–274