Syntactic Islands

Syntactic Islands

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The phenomenon of the syntactic 'island' - a clause or structure from which a word cannot be moved - is central to research and study in syntactic theory. This book provides a comprehensive overview of syntactic islands. What are they? How do they arise? Why do they exist? Cedric Boeckx discusses the pros and cons of all the major generative accounts of island effects, and focuses the discussion on whether islands are narrowly syntactic effects, are due to interface factors or are 'merely' performance effects. Thanks to the diversity of island effects, readers are given a unique opportunity to familiarize themselves with all the major research styles and types of analysis in theoretical linguistics and have the chance to reflect on the theoretical implications of concrete natural language examples, allowing them to develop their own synthesis.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 7 b/w illus.
  • 1139533681
  • 9781139533683

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'Cedric Boeckx synthesizes five decades of research with Haj Ross and Noam Chomsky at the helm and recasts it in a manner only a select few scholars are capable of.' Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus 'Islands are a hot topic and Cedric Boeckx's wonderful book is the perfect guide through the current debates.' Norbert Hornstein, University of Marylandshow more

Table of contents

1. Never such innocence again; 2. What is really all just a mirage?; 3. Why the ultimate solution is unlikely to be purely syntactic; 4. Priority to the interfaces; 5. A tribute to Ross.show more

About Cedric Boeckx

Cedric Boeckx is Research Professor at ICREA (The Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies) and is also based at the Center for Theoretical Linguistics, Universitat Aut-noma de Barcelona.show more

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