Current Issues in Comparative Grammar by Luigi Burzio (auth.), Robert Freidin (eds.)

By Luigi Burzio (auth.), Robert Freidin (eds.)

Current concerns in Comparative Grammar illustrates the variety and productiveness of study in the rules and parameters framework of generative grammar. together, the papers during this quantity deal with a wealthy and sundry set of concerns within the learn of comparative grammar, together with the theories of binding, case and govt, the parametric results of inflection, the syntactic homes of infinitival buildings, the research of expletives and of clitics, and the translation of anaphoric homes on the point of Logical shape. the gathering employs numerous varied examine thoughts, starting from a extensive survey of comparable structures in a variety of languages to the shut research of an strange building in one language and its effects for the idea of common Grammar. the various papers accumulated listed here are commentaries on others, or responses to commentaries.

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F. g. 12 and discuss. 57-58 and discuss. ), *", respectively. 13 We thus differ here from Everaert (1991), who does postulate elements which are bound, but locally free, as a primitive category. Other languages which have been reported to analogously exclude the LD reflexive from local contexts and which we presume are also amenable to the text account are: Kannada (Bhat (1978», Marathi, and Malayalam (Thrainsson (1991 and refs». 14 Anderson (1986) argues that the absence of nominative reflexives in Icelandic is a "morphological" gap.

35) Russian (Timberlake (1979)) a ... menj~ poprosjat xotja v dvuk slovax rasskazat' 0 (sebe j/*obo mne) me ask if only in two words tell about self / about me ' ... (they) would ask me j to talk about mysel~ if only in two words' b. Tixon Zaxarovic zastavil rabocixj ne scadit sebja j / *ix j... Tixon Zaxarovic make workers not spare self them Tixon Zaxarovic made the workers j not spare themselves j.. ' 28 LUIGI BURZIO Let us then summarize the above facts as in (36). (36) Antecedent, subject of: LDA into infinitival a.

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