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
Reconstruction in Relative Clauses and the Copy Theory of Traces
Syntactic Variation in German Wh-Questions: Empirical investigations of
weak crossover violations and long wh-movement
Gisbert Fanselow, Reinhold Kliegl and Matthias Schlesewsky
Relativization Strategies in Temporal Adjunct Clauses
Microvariations in Harmony and Value-Relativized Parametrization
Andrew Ira Nevins
Two Types of Resumptive Pronouns in Polish Relative Clauses
Microparameters for Norwegian Wh-Grammars
Øystein Alexander Vangsnes
Extending the Extension Condition to Discontinuous Idioms