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Routledge Leading Linguists


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The books in this series, Routledge Leading Linguists, draw together some of the seminal essays from the most important linguists of the last decades. Each book covers one scholar, making the best of his or her work readily accessible and available in one place for the first time.

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On Shell Structure

On Shell Structure

1st Edition

Richard K. Larson
February 21, 2014

This volume collects together core papers by Richard K. Larson developing what has since come to be known as the "VP Shell" or "Split VP" analysis of sentential structure. The volume includes five previously published papers together with two major unpublished works from the same period: "Light...

Theoretical Comparative Syntax: Studies in Macroparameters

Theoretical Comparative Syntax: Studies in Macroparameters

1st Edition

Naoki Fukui
December 12, 2013

Collected for the first time in a single volume, these essays and articles by Naoki Fukui form an outline of some of the most significant and formative contributions to syntactic theory. Focusing particularly on the typological differences between English/type language and Japanese/type languages,...

Between Syntax and Semantics

Between Syntax and Semantics

1st Edition

C.T. James Huang
August 06, 2013

This indispensable volume contains articles that represent the best of Huang's work on the syntax-semantics interface over the last two decades. It includes three general topics: (a) questions, indefinites and quantification, (b) anaphora, (c) lexical structure and the syntax of events....

Structures and Strategies

Structures and Strategies

1st Edition

Adriana Belletti
August 06, 2013

Following crucial insights on the functional structure of the clause and recent developments within the cartographic projects and minimalism, this book addresses various central themes in Italian and Romance syntax ranging from verb syntax and the syntax of verb-related phenomena of agreement and...

The Equilibrium of Human Syntax: Symmetries in the Brain

The Equilibrium of Human Syntax: Symmetries in the Brain

1st Edition

Andrea Moro
December 19, 2012

This book assembles a collection of papers in two different domains: formal syntax and neurolinguistics. Here Moro provides evidence that the two fields are becoming more and more interconnected and that the new fascinating empirical questions and results in the latter field cannot be obtained...

The Syntax of Specifiers and Heads: Collected Essays of Hilda J. Koopman

The Syntax of Specifiers and Heads: Collected Essays of Hilda J. Koopman

1st Edition

Hilda J Koopman
November 15, 2012

Specifiers and Heads covers such topics as: * interpretation and distribution of pronouns * ECP effects * specifiers and phrase structure * the role and functioning of head movement * the architecture of grammar Each chapter draws syntactic arguments from phenomena in a broad range of languages and...

Towards an Elegant Syntax

Towards an Elegant Syntax

1st Edition

Michael Brody
October 08, 2012

This collection of essays, written between 1980 and 2001, places the search for theoretical elegance at centre stage. The author shows that although the conceptual difference between 'elegance' and the minimalist search for 'perfection' may appear to be subtle, its consequences are in fact wide...

Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition

Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition

1st Edition

Luigi Rizzi
September 12, 2012

In this collection of essays, the author addresses the central issues in syntax theory, comparative syntax and the theoretically conscious study of language acquisition. Key topics are explored, including the properties of null elements and the theory of parameters. Some of the essays presented...

Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance Languages

Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance Languages

1st Edition

Johan Rooryck
September 12, 2012

The investigation of sentential complementation focuses on properties of sentences that are embedded in other sentences. This book brings together a variety of studies on this topic in the framework of generative grammar.The first part of the book focuses on infinitival complements. The author...

Essays in Syntactic Theory

Essays in Syntactic Theory

1st Edition

Samuel David Epstein
September 12, 2012

The essays in this important collection explore wide-ranging aspects of the syntax and semantics of human languages. Key topics covered include movement phenomena and the syntax of logical form, methods in generative linguistics and the role of rules vs. principles in syntactic theory. This volume...

Generative Grammar: Theory and its History

Generative Grammar: Theory and its History

1st Edition

Robert Freidin
March 14, 2012

Generative Grammar presents a substantial contribution to the field of linguistics in drawing together for the first time the author's most significant work on the theory of generative grammar. The essays collected here display Freidin's role in moving the theory forward in terms of new proposals,...

Derivations: Exploring the Dynamics of Syntax

Derivations: Exploring the Dynamics of Syntax

1st Edition

Juan Uriagereka
December 13, 2011

Derivations draws together some of the most influential work of one of the world's leading syntactitians, Juan Uriagekera. These essays provide several empirical analyses and technical solutions within the Minimalist Program. The book persues a naturalistic take on Minimalism, explicitly connecting...

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