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TitleObjects and Other Subjects [electronic resource] : Grammatical Functions, Functional Categories and Configurationality / edited by William D. Davies, Stanley Dubinsky
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2001
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0991-1
Descript XV, 307 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The papers in this volume examine the current role of grammatical functions in transformational syntax in two ways: (i) through largely theoretical considerations of their status, and (ii) through detailed analyses for a wide variety of languages. Taken together the chapters in this volume present a comprehensive view of how transformational syntax characterizes the elusive but often useful notions of subject and object, examining how subject and object properties are distributed among various functional projections, converging sometimes in particular languages


CONTENT

I: Overview -- 1. Remarks on Grammatical Functions in Transformational Syntax -- 2. Phrase Structure as a Representation of โ{128}{156}Primitiveโ{128}{157} Grammatical Relations -- 3. Grammatical Functions, Thematic Roles, and Phrase Structure: Their Underlying Disunity -- 4. Is Case Another Name for Grammatical Function? Evidence from Objรซct Asymmetries -- II: Objects -- 5. Subjects, Objects, and the EPP -- 6. Derived Objects in Malagasy -- III: Subjects -- 7. The Distribution of Subject Properties in Irish -- 8. The EPP in Spanish -- 9. On Predication and the Status of Subjects in Niuean -- 10. Functional Architecture and the Distribution of Subject Properties -- References -- Author Index


Linguistics Philology Semantics Syntax Linguistics Syntax Theoretical Linguistics Linguistics general Semantics Language and Literature



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