Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Peripheries

Syntactic Edges and their Effects

Editors: Adger, David, de Cat, Cécile, Tsoulas, George (Eds.)

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The syntactic periphery has become one of the most important areas of research in syntactic theory in recent years, due to the emergence of new research programmes initiated by Rizzi, Kayne and Chomsky. However research has concentrated on the empirical nature of clausal peripheries. The purpose of this volume is to explore the question of whether the notion of periphery has any real theoretical bite. An important consensus emerging from the volume is that the edges of certain syntactic expressions appear to be the locus of the connection between phrase structure, prosody, and information structure. This volume contains 16 papers by researchers in this area.

The book:
- contains an extensive introduction setting out the research questions addressed and setting the contributions in an overall theoretical context,
- has a distinct comparative slant,
- brings together work from a range of theoretical perspectives, while maintaining a unity of purpose,
- could serve as the basis for a graduate course on peripheral positions,
- contains papers addressing:
= the question of the fine-grainedness of syntactic representations,
= the relevance of syntactic edges to locality and semantic interpretation,
= the nature of the dependencies connecting peripheral elements to the syntactic core. Audience: Academics and graduate students interested in syntax and its interfaces with semantics and prosody, acquisition of syntax, cross-linguistic comparison.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Core Questions about the Edge

    Adger, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • On the Left and on the Right

    Cann, Ronnie (et al.)

    Pages 19-47

  • The Left Periphery and Cyclic Spellout: The Case of Hungarian

    Surányi, Balazs

    Pages 49-73

  • Unspecified Categories as the Key to Root Constructions

    Emonds, Joseph

    Pages 75-120

  • Peripheral Effects without Peripheral Syntax: The Left Periphery in Korean

    Gill, Kook-Hee (et al.)

    Pages 121-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peripheries
Book Subtitle
Syntactic Edges and their Effects
Editors
  • David Adger
  • Cécile de Cat
  • George Tsoulas
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
59
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-1910-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-1910-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1908-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1909-8
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 448
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