Comparative Studies in Word Order Variation: Adverbs, pronouns, and clause structure in Romance and Germanic



Comparative Studies in Word Order Variation: Adverbs, pronouns, and clause structure in Romance and Germanic
English | 1998 | ISBN: 9027227411 , 155619904X | True PDF | 381 pages | 14.3 Mb

Addresses the question of word order variation in Romance languages - especially French - and in Germanic languages - especially German. The theoretical framework adopted is the 'Principles & Parameters Theory of Transformational Generative Grammar'.
The empirical contribution of this book is to treat three linguistically distinct phenomena - adverbs, pronouns and clause structure - in two typologically distinct classes of languages. The two main theoretical concepts explored are: a model of Checking Theory containing principles and parameters; and a new conception of phrase structure within X-Theory.


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