Comparative Syntax of the Balkan Languages

Comparative Syntax of the Balkan Languages

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This collection of seven papers studies important aspects of the syntax of Albanian, Bulgarian, Greek, and Romanian from a comparative perspective based on current linguistic frameworks, including the Minimalist Program. Topics addressed include control, raising, and obviation, negation, noun phrase structure, clitic pronouns, and verb movement.show more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.3mm | 530.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous figures
  • 0195129512
  • 9780195129519

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... not a survey of Balkan syntax but a fascinating snapshot of several important issues, especially the properties of the infinitive-replacing 'subjunctive' construction and the proper treatment of various types of functional heads within the minimalist framework. * Language * ... a welcome addition to the rapidly growing literature on Balkan syntax and on comparative syntax more generally. The articles are almost uniformly excellent, and the book is carefully edited. This is a worthy addition to Oxford's series of Studies in comparative syntax and is definitely recommended reading for anyone interested in syntactic typology. * Language *show more