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LINGUIST List 25.3214

Wed Aug 06 2014

Books: Symmetry Breaking in Syntax and the Lexicon: Bauke

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Aug-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Symmetry Breaking in Syntax and the Lexicon: Bauke
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Title: Symmetry Breaking in Syntax and the Lexicon
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 216
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/la.216

Author: Leah S. Bauke
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270122 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270122 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270122 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255990 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255990 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255990 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This book is a research monograph that explores the implications of the strongest minimalist thesis from an antisymmetric perspective. Three empirical domains are investigated: nominal root compounds in German and English, nominal gerunds in English and their German counterparts, and small clauses in Russian and English. A point of symmetry that has the potential of stalling the derivation emerges in the derivation of all of these constructions. Building on certain assumptions on how Merge works, this book shows that the points of symmetry can all be resolved in the same way; despite the fact that the three empirical domains under investigation are standardly derived from distinct structural configurations, such as head-head merger in the case of root compounds, head-phrase merger as it arises from standard complementation/predication structures for nominal gerunds, and phrase-phrase merger in small clauses. This book is of interest to all researchers working on syntax and its interfaces.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            German (deu)
                            Russian (rus)

Written In: English (eng)

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