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Possessors, Predicates And Movement In The Determiner Phrase Artemis Alexiadou

Possessors, Predicates And Movement In The Determiner Phrase

Artemis Alexiadou

Published October 15th 1998
ISBN : 9781556199066
Hardcover
394 pages
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This volume presents a cross-section of current research on the internal syntax of Determiner Phrases (DPs), with special emphasis on the analysis of DPs modified by genitival, adjectival and other non-finite attributes. Possessors, Predicates andMoreThis volume presents a cross-section of current research on the internal syntax of Determiner Phrases (DPs), with special emphasis on the analysis of DPs modified by genitival, adjectival and other non-finite attributes. Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the DP illustrates clearly the ongoing debate over older and more recent approaches to the syntax of DPs in particular in the wake of the minimalist program (Chomsky 1995) and Kaynes antisymmetry hypothesis (Kayne 1994). The relative theoretical coherence among the contributions permits detailed comparison of specific syntactic proposals, providing a solid basis for further debate. Several of the papers address the syntactic questions in parallel with related semantic or morphological issues. The value of this collection to the study of Universal Grammar is also underlined by its comparative bias. Analyses of Germanic, Romance and Balkan languages figure prominently, and a number of new empirical generalizations within and between languages are discussed.