The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

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Comparison across formal languages is an essential part of formal linguistics. The study of closely-related varieties has proven extremely useful in comparing differences that might otherwise appear unrealted, and has helped to identify the core principles of Universal Grammar. This comprehensive handbook serves two functions. It will provide a general and theoretical introduction to comparative syntax, its methodology, and its relation to other domains of linguistic inquiry; and it will provide a systematic selection of the best comparative work being done today on those language groups and families where substantial progress has been achieved. With top-notch editors and contributors from around the world, this volume will be an essential resource for scholars and students in formal linguistics.show more

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  • Hardback | 990 pages
  • 182.9 x 256.5 x 61mm | 1,700.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0195136500
  • 9780195136500

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...the overall caliber of the papers in this volume is excellent...incredibly rich in both data and theoretical insights, and worth the price for that alone. Andrew Carnie, Journal of Linguisticsshow more

About Guglielmo Cinque

Guglielmo Cinque is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Venice. Richard S. Kayne is Professor of Linguistics at New York University and editor of the Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax series.show more

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