Faculty Book: Marcel den Dikken and Christina M. Tortora

Marcel den Dikken and Christina M. Tortora

The Function of Function Words and Functional Categories
(John Benjamins, 2005) 

book cover imageThis volume brings together papers which address a range of issues regarding the syntax of function words and functional categories in the Germanic languages. The works offered in this volume derive specifically from comparative studies of Germanic; at the same time they all bear directly on long-standing problems in syntactic theory and universal grammar. The contributions include novel theoretical and empirical approaches to infinitives, the syntax and acquisition of Verb Second, the structure and interpretation of present tense, the syntax and semantics of reflexives, the relationship between expletive syntax and the EPP, the syntax of possession, and the DP-internal syntax of pronouns. Some contributions present the results of experimental research which provide an entirely fresh perspective on previously unchallenged claims. Marcel den Dikken is an associate professor of linguistics at The Graduate Center; and Christina M. Tortora is an assistant professor of linguistics at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: MAY 26, 2005

Category: Linguistics