The Handbook of Contemporary Syntactic Theory

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Mark Baltin, Chris Collins
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 880 pages
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This volume provides a comprehensive view of the current issues in contemporary syntactic theory. Written by an international assembly of leading specialists in the field, these 2 original articles serve as a useful reference for various areas of grammar.

  • Contains 23 articles written by an international assembly of specialists in the field.
  • The lucidly written articles grant accessibility to crucial areas of syntactic theory.
  • Contrasting theories are represented.
  • Contains an informative introduction and extensive bibliography which serves as a reference tool for both students and professional linguists.

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I Derivation versus Representation
II Movement
III Argument Structure and Phrase Structure
IV Functional Projections
V Interface with Interpretation
VI External Evaluation of Syntax

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Mark Baltin is Professor of Linguistics at New York University where he has been teaching since receiving his Ph.D. from MIT in 1978. He has published widely on movement and ellipsis, and served on the NSF Advisory Panel for Linguistics from 1996 to 1999. He is the editor, with Anthony S. Kroch, of Alternative Conceptions of Phrase-Structure (1989).

Chris Collins served in the Peace Corps before enrolling in MIT's graduate program in linguistics. He is currently Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Cornell University and has published widely in the syntax of various African languages and general syntactic theory. He is the author of Local Economy (1997).

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