Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semantics: Negation, by Raffaella Zanuttini,Héctor Campos,Elena Herburger,Paul H.

By Raffaella Zanuttini,Héctor Campos,Elena Herburger,Paul H. Portner

Presenting state-of-the-art learn in syntax and semantics, this crucial quantity furthers theoretical claims in generative linguistics and represents an important addition to offer scholarship within the box. prime students current crosslinguistic experiences facing clausal structure, negation, and stressful and element, and the difficulty of even if a statistical version can on its own seize the richness of human linguistic talents. Taken jointly, those contributions elegantly exhibit how theoretical instruments can propel our figuring out of language past pretheoretical descriptions, specially while mixed with the perception and talents of linguists who can examine tricky and intricate data.

Crosslinguistic learn in Syntax and Semantics covers various subject matters presently on the heart of vigorous debate within the linguistic literature, corresponding to the constitution of the left outer edge of the clause, the correct therapy of unfavorable polarity goods, and the position of statistical studying in construction a version of linguistic competence. the 10 unique contributions supply a superb stability of novel empirical description and theoretical research, utilized to a variety of languages, together with Dutch, German, Irish English, Italian, Malagasy, Malay, and a few medieval Romance languages. students and scholars of semantics, syntax, and linguistic conception will locate it to be a worthwhile source for ongoing scholarship and complicated study.

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