The Syntax of Relative Clauses

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  • Editors: Artemis Alexiadou1, Paul Law1, André Meinunger1, and Chris Wilder1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2000
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027299239

This book presents a cross-section of recent generative research into the syntax of relative clauses constructions. Most of the papers collected here react in some way to Kayne’s (1994) proposal to handle relative clauses in terms of determiner complementation and raising of the relativized nominal. The editors provide a thorough introduction of these proposals, their background and motivations, arguments for and against. There are detailed studies in the syntax and the semantics of relative clauses constructions in Latin, Ancient Greek, Romanian, Hindi, (Old) English, Old High German, (dialects of) Dutch, Turkish, Swedish, and Japanese. The book should be of interest to any linguist working within generative syntax.<br />

Subjects: Syntax; Generative linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin

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