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Title: The Syntax of Relative Clauses
Edited By: Artemis Alexiadou
André Meinunger
Paul Law
Chris Wilder
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 32

This book presents a cross-section of recent generative research into the syntax of relative clauses constructions. Most of the papers collected here react in some way to Kayne's (1994) proposal to handle relative clauses in terms of determiner complementation and raising of the relativized nominal. The editors provide a thorough introduction of these proposals, their background and motivations, arguments for and against. There are detailed studies in the syntax and the semantics of relative clauses constructions in Latin, Ancient Greek, Romanian, Hindi, (Old) English, Old High German, (dialects of) Dutch, Turkish, Swedish, and Japanese. The book should be of interest to any linguist working within generative syntax.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556199163
ISBN-13: 9781556199165
Prices: U.S. $ 182
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227535
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