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Flexible syntax : a theory of case and arguments, by Ad Neeleman and Fred Weerman

Label
Flexible syntax : a theory of case and arguments
Title
Flexible syntax
Title remainder
a theory of case and arguments
Statement of responsibility
by Ad Neeleman and Fred Weerman
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Most linguistic theories assume that each grammatical relation is established in a unique structural configuration. Neeleman & Weerman take issue with this view, arguing for a more flexible approach on the basis of conceptual considerations and data taken mostly, but not exclusively, from the Germanic languages. In-depth analyses of word order phenomena as well as diachronic and typological generalizations motivate a re-evaluation of the role of case in the projection of arguments. Case is shown to provide a syntactic foothold for thematic interpretation, something which is necessary in a grammar that does not allow fixed theta-positions
  • Thus, this study does not only offer a genuine alternative to many standard assumptions, it also explains why there should be such a thing as case in natural language."--Jacket
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DLC
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Neeleman, Ad
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P240.6
LC item number
.N44 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Weerman, Fred
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Minimalist program
  • Flexibiliteit
  • Grammaticale functie
  • Theorie
  • Syntax
  • Germanische Sprachen
Label
Flexible syntax : a theory of case and arguments, by Ad Neeleman and Fred Weerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Scrambling
  • Double Object Constructions
  • Exceptional Case Marking
  • Morphological Case
  • Asymmetries between Nominative and Case
  • Agreement
  • Case Affixes
  • Selection
  • Case Attraction
  • Acquisition
  • Case Theory
  • Syntactic Effects of Morphological Case
  • Complementation
  • VO-leakages
  • Scrambling across Arguments
  • Quirky Subjects
  • Toward a Theory of Case Features
  • The Organization of Case Paradigms
  • Morphological Case in German
  • Morphological Case in Icelandic
  • Prepositional Complements
  • [Theta]-Theory
  • The Problem
  • Indirect [Theta]-Role Assignment
  • LF Incorporation
  • Empirical Consequences
  • PP Subjects
  • PP Complements and Case
  • Idiomatic Selection
  • PP-DP Coordination
  • Double PP Constructions
  • Excursus on the Distribution of Selected PPs
  • Word Order
  • PP Complements to Nouns
  • Raising to Subject
  • [Theta]-Role Promotion as A'-Movement
  • NP Raising as Null Operator Movement
  • Designing a Trigger
  • Case Absorption
  • Raising to [Theta]-Positions
  • Raising of Non-Arguments
  • Raising to Object Positions
  • Coordination
  • The OV/VO Parameter
  • Short versus Long Null Operator Movement
  • Superraising
  • Non-Competing Derivations
  • Cyclicity
  • Improper Movement
  • Head Marking
  • Head-Marking Affixes
  • Absolutive-Ergative Languages
  • The Ergativity Parameter
  • Empirical Consequences
  • The Domain of [Theta]-role Assignment
  • VSO Languages
  • The VSO Parameter
  • The Domains of Head Government
  • The Formation of VP Shells
  • Particles
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780792360582
Lccn
99051814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42603436
  • (OCoLC)ocm42603436
Label
Flexible syntax : a theory of case and arguments, by Ad Neeleman and Fred Weerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Scrambling
  • Double Object Constructions
  • Exceptional Case Marking
  • Morphological Case
  • Asymmetries between Nominative and Case
  • Agreement
  • Case Affixes
  • Selection
  • Case Attraction
  • Acquisition
  • Case Theory
  • Syntactic Effects of Morphological Case
  • Complementation
  • VO-leakages
  • Scrambling across Arguments
  • Quirky Subjects
  • Toward a Theory of Case Features
  • The Organization of Case Paradigms
  • Morphological Case in German
  • Morphological Case in Icelandic
  • Prepositional Complements
  • [Theta]-Theory
  • The Problem
  • Indirect [Theta]-Role Assignment
  • LF Incorporation
  • Empirical Consequences
  • PP Subjects
  • PP Complements and Case
  • Idiomatic Selection
  • PP-DP Coordination
  • Double PP Constructions
  • Excursus on the Distribution of Selected PPs
  • Word Order
  • PP Complements to Nouns
  • Raising to Subject
  • [Theta]-Role Promotion as A'-Movement
  • NP Raising as Null Operator Movement
  • Designing a Trigger
  • Case Absorption
  • Raising to [Theta]-Positions
  • Raising of Non-Arguments
  • Raising to Object Positions
  • Coordination
  • The OV/VO Parameter
  • Short versus Long Null Operator Movement
  • Superraising
  • Non-Competing Derivations
  • Cyclicity
  • Improper Movement
  • Head Marking
  • Head-Marking Affixes
  • Absolutive-Ergative Languages
  • The Ergativity Parameter
  • Empirical Consequences
  • The Domain of [Theta]-role Assignment
  • VSO Languages
  • The VSO Parameter
  • The Domains of Head Government
  • The Formation of VP Shells
  • Particles
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780792360582
Lccn
99051814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42603436
  • (OCoLC)ocm42603436

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