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Routledge Leading Linguists

Series Editor: Carlos Otero

The books in this series, Routledge Leading Linguists, draw together some of the seminal essays from the most important linguists of the last decades. Each book covers one scholar, making the best of his or her work readily accessible and available in one place for the first time.

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11-20 of 22 results in Routledge Leading Linguists
  1. Towards an Elegant Syntax

    By Michael Brody

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    This collection of essays, written between 1980 and 2001, places the search for theoretical elegance at centre stage. The author shows that although the conceptual difference between 'elegance' and the minimalist search for 'perfection' may appear to be subtle, its consequences are in fact wide...

    Published October 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Comparative Syntax and Language Acquisition

    By Luigi Rizzi

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    In this collection of essays, the author addresses the central issues in syntax theory, comparative syntax and the theoretically conscious study of language acquisition. Key topics are explored, including the properties of null elements and the theory of parameters. Some of the essays presented...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Configurations of Sentential Complementation

    Perspectives from Romance Languages

    By Johan Rooryck

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    The investigation of sentential complementation focuses on properties of sentences that are embedded in other sentences. This book brings together a variety of studies on this topic in the framework of generative grammar.The first part of the book focuses on infinitival complements. The author...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Essays in Syntactic Theory

    By Samuel David Epstein

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    The essays in this important collection explore wide-ranging aspects of the syntax and semantics of human languages. Key topics covered include movement phenomena and the syntax of logical form, methods in generative linguistics and the role of rules vs. principles in syntactic theory. This volume...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Generative Grammar

    Theory and its History

    By Robert Freidin

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    Generative Grammar presents a substantial contribution to the field of linguistics in drawing together for the first time the author's most significant work on the theory of generative grammar. The essays collected here display Freidin's role in moving the theory forward in terms of new proposals,...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order

    By Shigeru Miyagawa

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    Over the years, a major strand of Miyagawa's research has been to study how syntax, case marking, and argument structure interact. In particular, Miyagawa's work addresses the nature of the relationship between syntax and argument structure, and how case marking and other phenomena help to...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Derivations

    Exploring the Dynamics of Syntax

    By Juan Uriagereka

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    Derivations draws together some of the most influential work of one of the world's leading syntactitians, Juan Uriagekera. These essays provide several empirical analyses and technical solutions within the Minimalist Program. The book persues a naturalistic take on Minimalism, explicitly connecting...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Aspects of the Syntax of Agreement

    By Cedric Boeckx

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    This volume brings together various strands of research focusing on aspects of the syntax of agreement, and the role that agreement plays in linguistic theory. The essays collected here show how and why agreement has emerged in recent years as the central theoretical construct in minimalism....

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. A Unification of Morphology and Syntax

    Investigations into Romance and Albanian Dialects

    By M. Rita Manzini, Leonardo M. Savoia

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    This highly original and innovative analysis focuses on the morphosyntax of dialects comprising Italy, Corsica and the Italian and Romansch-speaking areas of Switzerland. The empirical base used in the book includes a wealth of previously unknown or understudied data from a variety of Romansch...

    Published November 21st 2006 by Routledge

  10. Minimalist Investigations in Linguistic Theory

    By Howard Lasnik

    Series: Routledge Leading Linguists

    Professor Howard Lasnik is one of the world's leading theoretical linguists. He has produced influential and important work in areas such as syntactic theory, logical form, and learnability. This collection of essays draws together some of his best work from his substantial contribution to...

    Published August 19th 2004 by Routledge

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