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Title: The Function of Function Words and Functional Categories
Edited By: ChristinaM.Tortora
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%2078
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 78
Description:

This volume brings together papers which address a range of issues
regarding the syntax of function words and functional categories in the
Germanic languages. The works offered in this volume derive specifically
from comparative studies of Germanic; at the same time they all bear
directly on long-standing problems in syntactic theory and universal
grammar. The contributions include novel theoretical and empirical
approaches to infinitives, the syntax and acquisition of Verb Second, the
structure and interpretation of present tense, the syntax and semantics of
reflexives, the relationship between expletive syntax and the EPP, the
syntax of possession, and the DP-internal syntax of pronouns. Some
contributions present the results of experimental research which provide an
entirely fresh perspective on previously unchallenged claims.


Table of contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Function of Function Words and Functional Categories
Marcel den Dikken and Christina M. Tortora

Verb second as a function of Merge
C. Jan-Wouter Zwart

Nonnative acquisition of Verb Second: On the empirical underpinnings of
universal L2 claims
Ute Bohnacker

Clause Union and Clausal Position
Josef Bayer, Tanja Schmid and Markus Bader

Explaining Expl
Marc Richards and M. Theresa Biberauer

Reflexives in contexts of reduced valency: German vs. Dutch
Marika Lekakou

Simple Tense
Guido Vanden Wyngaerd

Possessor licensing, definiteness and case in Scandinavian
Marit Julien

Pronouns are Determiners After All
Dorian Roehrs

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Dutch
German
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027228027
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: vii, 292
Prices: EuropeEURO 120.00
U.S.$ 162