The Blackwell Companion to Syntax

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Martin Everaert, Henk Van Riemsdijk, Rob Goedemans, Bart Hollebrandse
Wiley, Feb 10, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 3285 pages
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This long-awaited reference work marks the culmination of numerous years of research and international collaboration by the world’s leading syntacticians. There exists no other comparable collection of research that documents the development of syntax in this way. Under the editorial direction of Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk, this 5 volume set comprises 70 case studies commissioned specifically for this volume. The 80 contributors are drawn from an international group of prestigious linguists, including Joe Emonds, Sandra Chung, Susan Rothstein, Adriana Belletti, Jim Huang, Howard Lasnik, and Marcel den Dikken, among many others.

  • A unique collection of 70 newly-commissioned case studies, offering access to research completed over the last 40 years.
  • Brings together the world’s leading syntacticians to provide a large and diverse number of case studies in the field.
  • Explores a comprehensive range of syntax topics from an historical perspective.
  • Investigates empirical domains which have been well-documented and which have played a prominent role in theoretical syntax at some stage in the development of generative grammar.
  • Serves as a research tool for not only theoretical linguistics but also the various forms of applied linguistics.
  • Contains an accessible alphabetical structure, with an index integral to each volume featuring keywords and key figures.
  • Each multi-volume set is also accompanied by a CD Rom of the entire Companion.
  • Published within the prestigious Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics series, this multi-volume work can be relied upon to deliver the quality and expertise with which Blackwell Publishing’s linguistics list is associated.

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About the author (2006)

Martin Everaert is Professor of Linguistics and director of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS at Utrecht University and director of the Netherlands Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT). His books include The Unaccusativity Puzzle: Explorations of the Syntax–Lexicon Interface (co-edited with A. Alexiadou and E. Anagnostopoulou, 2004), Lexical Specification and Insertion (co-edited with P. Coopmans and J. Grimshaw, 2000), Idioms: Structural and Psychological Perspectives (co-edited with E. van der Linden, A. Schenk, and R. Schreuder, 1995), Morphology and Modularity (co-edited with M. Trommelen, A. Evers, and R. Huijbregts,1988), and The Syntax of Reflexivization (1986). He is on the editorial boards of Linguistic Inquiry and the Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics.


Henk van Riemsdijk is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Language and Literature, Tilburg University. His books include Triggers (co-edited with A. Breitbarth, 2004), Semi-Lexical Categories: The Content of Function Words and the Function of Content Words (co-edited with N. Corver, 2001), Rightward Movement (co-edited with D. Beermann and D. LeBlanc, 1997), Materials on Left Dislocation (co-edited with E. Anagnostopoulou and F. Zwarts, 1997), Studies on Scrambling (co-edited with N. Corver, 1994), and Introduction to the Theory of Grammar (with E. Williams, 1986). He is co-editor of the Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics and is a consulting editor for the Linguistic Review.

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