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Title: Theory and Description in Generative Syntax
Subtitle: A Case Study in West Flemish
Description:

This book offers a detailed description and analysis of West Flemish, a
dialect of Dutch, within the framework of Government and Binding Theory.
The study focusses on two constructions: the doubling of subject pronouns,
and the order of verb phrase constituents. For each construction the book
gives a rigourous account of the data, and a theoretical analysis. It
demonstrates how recent developments in generative syntax can help to
explain the properties of individual dialects. Liliane Haegeman combines
expertise in theoretical linguistics and traditional philology. Her study
blends rigourous description of a little-studied dialect with considerable
theoretical sophistication and insight. It will be welcomed by all
linguists with an interest in generative syntax, as well as those
interested in the Germanic languages.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Vlaams
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521108608
ISBN-13: 9780521108607
Prices: U.K.£ 18.99
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