Types of A Dependencies
By (author) Guglielmo Cinque
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Types of A Dependencies by Guglielmo Cinque
Book DescriptionTypes of A'-Dependencies develops the theories of Bonding and Government of the "principles and parameters" approach to syntax pioneered by Noam Chomsky. Using data from Romance languages, Cinque argues for a particular way of delimiting the descriptive generalizations that concern the grammar of constituent extraction, and the principles from which they derive.Cinque starts by distinguishing four major cases of A'-Dependencies on the basis of their different behavior with respect to island conditions. He discusses the distinction between "long" and "successive cyclic" wh-movement, indicating restrictions on the class of elements able to undergo "long" wh-movement and offering a simplification of the locality conditions on the two types of movement.Cinque then introduces a Romance construction, Clitic Left Dislocation, to show the value of separating the two types of wh-movement and offers a theory that explains certain differences between NPs and non-NPs under extraction.Guglielmo Cinque is a Professor on the Faculty of Linguistics at the University of Venice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262530897
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Dec-1990
Country of Publication: United States
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Collects the articles of Guglielmo Cinque of the University of Venice. This book is divided into two sections, the first on restructuring, a central topic in Romance syntax and with connections to other language groups as well. The second part focuses on the consequences of treating clausal functional heads as members of a universal hierarchy.
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Author Biography - Guglielmo Cinque
Guglielmo Cinque is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Venice, where he is Director of the PhD Program in Linguistics. He is the author of Types of A-Dependencies (MIT Press, 1990) and other books.
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