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The syntax of the celtic languages : a comparative perspective / ed. Robert D. Borsley, Ian Roberts

Secondary Author Borsley, Robert D.
Roberts, Ian G., 1957-
Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996 Description 368 p. : il. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-521-48160-0 CDU 809.16 801.56
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This 1996 volume brings together ten chapters on the Celtic languages using the insights of principles-and-parameters theory. The leading researchers in the field examine Welsh, Irish, Breton and Scots Gaelic in comparative perspective, making reference to recent work on English, French, Arabic, German and other languages. The editors have provided a substantial introduction which seeks to make the volume accessible to theoreticians unfamiliar with the Celtic languages and also to Celtic specialists who are less familiar with the theoretical framework underpinning the work. The Syntax of the Celtic Languages makes a substantial contribution both to linguistic theory and to our understanding of the Celtic languages.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • 1 Long head movement in Breton
  • 2 Some syntactic effects of suppletion in the Celtic copulas
  • 3 Fronting constructions in Welsh
  • 4 Bod in the present tense and in other tenses
  • 5 Pronominal enclisis in VSO languages
  • 6 Aspect, agreement and measure phrases in Scottish
  • 7 A minimalist approach to some problems of Irish word order
  • 8 Subjects and subject position in Irish
  • 9 Negation in Irish and the representation of monotone decreasing quantifiers
  • 10 On structural invariance and lexical diversity in VSO Languages: arguments from Irish noun phrases
  • References

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