The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

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This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a crosslinguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 149.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 385.56g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195132238
  • 9780195132236
  • 1,642,553

About Andrew Carnie

Andrew Carnie is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. Eithne Guilfoyle is Head of Humanities at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology.show more

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