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Title: Studies on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation
Edited By: Artemis Alexiadou
Tracy Alan Hall
Description:

The articles of the present volume consist of generative analyses dealing with several current topics of discussion and debate in syntactic theory, such as clitics, word order, scrambling, directionality, movement. The data in the volume are drawn from a number of typologically diverse languages (e.g. Arabic, Berber, Dutch, Gaelic, Greek, Malagasy).

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556192320
ISBN-13: 9781556192326
Pages: 252
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ISBN: 9027227349
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Pages: 252
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