Verb First

Verb First

On the Syntax of Verb-initial Languages

eBook - 2005
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This collection of papers brings together the most recent crosslinguistic research on the syntax of verb-initial languages. Authors with a variety of theoretical perspectives pursue the questions of how verb-initial order is derived, and how these derivations play into the characteristic syntax of these languages. Major themes in the volume include the role of syntactic category in languages with verb-initial order; the different mechanisms of deriving V-initial order; and the universal correlates of the order. This book should be of interest to scholars who work on theoretical approaches to w.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., Ă2005
ISBN: 9781588116109
1588116107
9789027227973
9027227977
9789027294753
9027294755
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 431 pages) : illustrations

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