Advances in Greek Generative Syntax

Advances in Greek Generative Syntax : In honor of Dimitra Theophanopoulou-Kontou

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This collection of original research focuses on various lesser studied aspects of Greek syntax. The articles combine a sound empirical coverage within current developments of generative theory and cover a wide spectrum of areas. The syntax of sentential structure is dealt with by two articles, one is an extensive analysis of the distribution of goal and beneficiary dative DPs in Greek (and cross-linguistically) and the other addresses the relation agree in small clauses (and between adjectives and nouns). Two articles study the acquisition of the left periphery and of eventivity and one focuses on the historical evolution of participles in Greek, out of which gerunds emerged. The syntax and semantics of wh-clauses in DP positions and of the non-volitional verb θelo are the focus of two articles situated in the syntax-semantics interface. The DP domain is approached by two theoretical articles, one on a Greek possessive adjective and another on determiner heads. The final contribution studies the acquisition of the Greek definite article.
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  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 164 x 245 x 31.75mm | 795g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588116247
  • 9781588116246

Table of contents

1. Contributors; 2. Introduction; 3. Agreement and multiple case licensing in Greek (by Spyropoulos, Vassilios); 4. Determiner heads as arguments and the Pronominal Argument (macro)parameter (by Panagiotidis, E. Phoevos); 5. Cross-linguistic and Cross-categorial variation of datives (by Anagnostopoulou, Elena); 6. A possessive adjective in the Greek DP (by Alexiadou, Artemis); 7. Subject-object asymmetry in the acquisition of the definite article in Greek (by Marinis, Theodoros); 8. Peripheral positions in early Greek (by Tsimpli, Ianthi Maria); 9. Eventivity, modality and temporal reference in early child Greek (by Varlokosta, Spyridoula); 10. From participles to gerunds (by Manolessou, Io); 11. WH-clauses in DP-positions (by Agouraki, Yoryia); 12. The syntax of non-volitional 'theta elo' in Greek (by Roussou, Anna); 13. Index
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