The Blackwell Companion to Syntax by Martin Everaert, Henk C. Van Riemsdijk

By Martin Everaert, Henk C. Van Riemsdijk

This long-awaited reference paintings marks the end result of various years of analysis and overseas collaboration by means of the world’s major syntacticians. There exists no different related selection of learn that files the improvement of syntax during this approach. less than the editorial path of Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk, this five quantity set contains 70 case reviews commissioned particularly for this quantity. The eighty members are drawn from a world staff of prestigious linguists, together with Joe Emonds, Sandra Chung, Susan Rothstein, Adriana Belletti, Jim Huang, Howard Lasnik, and Marcel den Dikken, between many others.

  • A special choice of 70 newly-commissioned case experiences, supplying entry to analyze accomplished during the last forty years.
  • Brings jointly the world’s major syntacticians to supply a wide and various variety of case experiences within the box.
  • Explores a finished diversity of syntax themes from an old standpoint.
  • Investigates empirical domain names that have been well-documented and that have performed a famous function in theoretical syntax in the course of the advance of generative grammar.
  • Serves as a examine instrument for not just theoretical linguistics but in addition a few of the types of utilized linguistics.
  • Contains an available alphabetical constitution, with an index critical to every quantity that includes key words and key figures.
  • Each multi-volume set can also be observed by means of a CD Rom of the whole spouse.
  • Published in the prestigious Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics sequence, this multi-volume paintings may be relied upon to convey the standard and services with which Blackwell Publishing’s linguistics checklist is linked.

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373, with the passivizable sense of ‘affecting’ the bed) Anderson's proposal and Williams's Theme Externalization are thus close to expressing a generalization (29) that will be important below: (29) The subject of (always intransitive) adjectival passives relates semantically to the verb root like the direct object of corresponding transitive verbs. We should keep in mind that various formulations of the Theme Rule don't explain, without having recourse to redundant stipulations, why passive adjectives are more easily formed than intransitive verbs.

Infest To see how (12) applies to passive structures, let us look again at the preliminary characterization (5) of the difference between adjectival and verbal passives. (5) a. In adjectival passives, the head [ -en] is present in both LF and PF. A b. In verbal passives, [ -en] is absent in LF and present only in PF. A (5a) straightforwardly exempts adjectival passives from (12), because the V stem of an adjectival passive is not the lexical head of the construction at LF. The V stems in adjectival passives resemble rather the subjectless initial V in compounds and derivational morphology.

Under the feature-checking approach, the two types of passive are the same in the syntax and shouldn't differ in behavior at all. We thus see that the explanatory contrasting LF structures in (5) are more likely due to the possibility of inserting grammatical morphemes at different derivational levels than to any differences in LF feature checking of a V that moves in syntax or PF. 1 Levin and Rappaport: relating deep direct objec ts to adjectival passives Despite their many surface differences, we can nonetheless descriptively characterize adjectival and verbal passive phrases in very similar terms.

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