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Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5 (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199740369
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Release Date: Feb 16, 2011
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.1 x 9.2 inches


Mapping the Left Periphery, the fifth volume in "The Cartography of Syntactic Structures," is entirely devoted to the functional articulation of the so-called complementizer system, the highest part of sentence structure. The papers collected here identify, on the basis of substantial empirical evidence, new atoms of functional structure, which encode specific features that are typically expressed in the left periphery. The volume also submits the richly articulated CP structure to further crosslinguistic checking. The research presented here has led to the identification of new, important restrictions in the relative sequence of elements appearing in the left periphery.

With contributions from African languages, Chinese, Hungarian, Romance languages, and Italian dialects, Mapping the Left Periphery will be of interest to syntacticians working on comparative syntax, and more specifically on Romance grammar.

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