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Description - The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages by Andrew Carnie

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
cross-linguistic 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195132229
ISBN-10: 019513222X
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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.

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