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Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory

Verbs and Diachronic Syntax

A Comparative History of English and French

Authors: Roberts, I.G.

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This book combines several strands of my work, both individually and in collaboration with various people, over the last couple of years. To a very large extent, I have been inspired by the many talks, classes, appointments and other interactions that took place in the exciting intellectual environĀ­ ment that grew up among the linguists working in Geneva in the period 1989-90. It is impossible to mention by name everyone who influenced the develĀ­ opment of this material, but I'd particularly like to thank the students in my class 'linguistique diachronique' during that period, who had to suffer through preliminary versions of much of this book, and often seemed to understand what I was getting at better than I did. Luigi Rizzi did more than anyone else to create the unique atmosphere here in the last couple of years, and so he deserves our gratitude for that; he was also my collaborator on the synchronic work on French inversion that inspired much of this book; he also read the whole manuscript in draft form and gave detailed comments; he is also, as anyone working in current comparative syntax knows, a wellspring of knowledge, ideas and inspiration. Maria-Teresa Guasti also read the entire manuscript and gave me invaluable comments. Sten Vikner was a great help, for much more than just Danish data. Special thanks also to Adriana Belletti, Anna Cardinaletti, Liliane Haegeman and Cecilia Poletto.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Verbs and Diachronic Syntax
Book Subtitle
A Comparative History of English and French
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
Series Volume
28
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-2910-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-2910-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1705-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2495-9
Series ISSN
0924-4670
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 376
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