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Ways of Structure Building

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala


This volume offers the reader a wide and updated view of some of the most important approaches to three key questions in contemporary syntactic theory: What are the operations available for (syntactic) structure-building in natural languages? What are the triggers behind those structure-building operations? Which constraints operate on the structure-building operations available? All the chapters in this book aim at providing new answers to these questions on the basis of a detailed discussion of a wide range of phenomena (gapping, Right-Node-Raising, Comparative Deletion, Across-the-Board (AT ... More

Keywords: syntax, morphology, grammatical theory, minimalism, structure-building, merge, syntactic movement, constraints on merge and move, triggers for movement, features

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199644933
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria, editor
Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies, University of the Basque Country

Vidal Valmala, editor
Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Basque Country