By Andrew Carnie, Dan Siddiqi, Yosuke Sato

ISBN-10: 0415533945

ISBN-13: 9780415533942

The research of syntax over the past part century has noticeable a awesome enlargement of the bounds of human wisdom concerning the constitution of traditional language. The Routledge instruction manual of Syntax provides a finished survey of the key theoretical and empirical advances within the dynamically evolving box of syntax from a number of views, either in the dominant generative paradigm and among syntacticians operating inside generative grammar and people operating in functionalist and similar approaches.

The instruction manual covers key matters in the box that include:

• center components of syntactic empirical investigation,

• modern techniques to syntactic theory,

• interfaces of syntax with different elements of the human language system,

• experimental and computational techniques to syntax.

Bringing jointly well known linguistic scientists and state-of-the-art students from around the self-discipline and delivering a balanced but finished evaluation of the sphere, the Routledge guide of Syntax is vital studying for researchers and postgraduate scholars operating in syntactic theory.

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1 One claim about this phenomenon is that the syntax and semantics of argument structure are not projected exclusively from the lexical specifications of the verb. For example, consider (8g): it does not seem to make any sense to claim that there exists a special sense of dance that involves three arguments – that is, an agent (John), a theme (the puppet), and a goal (across the stage). Rather, the direct object and the obligatory oblique object (cf. *John danced the puppet) are not directly licensed as arguments of the verb dance but by the particular transitive/causative argument 25 Jaume Mateu structure.

Chomsky, Noam. 2012b. Chomsky’s linguistics. Cambridge, MA: MITWPL. Chomsky, Noam. 2013. Problems of projection. Lingua 130:33–49. Collins, Chris. 1997. Local economy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Collins, Chris. 2002. Eliminating labels. In Derivation and explanation in the minimalist program, ed. Samuel David Epstein and T. Daniel Seely, 42–64. Oxford: Blackwell. Epstein, Samuel David, Erich M. Groat, Ruriko Kawashima, and Hisatsugu Kitahra. 1998. A derivational approach to syntactic relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The earlier PSR-based conception of phrase-markers holds that each phrase is associated with nonterminal symbols, and X-bar theory further maintains that phrases are all projections of head LIs (labeling by projection, (21)). Under the assumption that projection imposes headedness, the X-bar-theoretic approach in effect subscribes to the “Universal Endocentricity” hypothesis: (36) Universal Endocentricity: Every phrase is headed by an LI. (36) has become a standard assumption since the advent of X-bar theory, followed by the majority of subsequent theories in the generative framework.

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