Latin Embedded Clauses

The left periphery

ORCID logoLieven Danckaert | Ghent University
ISBN 9789027255679 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027274885 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This monograph is one of the first studies that approaches Latin syntax from a formal perspective, combining detailed corpus-based description with formal theoretical analysis. The empirical focus is word order in embedded clauses, with special attention to clauses in which one or more constituents surface to the left of a subordinating conjunction. It is proposed that two such types of left peripheral fronting should be distinguished. The proposed analyses shed light not only on the clausal left periphery, but also on the overall structure of the Latin clause. The study is couched in the framework of generative grammar, but since a thorough introduction is provided, no special background in formal syntax is required. Major topics touched upon are word order, information structure, locality, and the syntax of pied-piping. The book covers both synchronic and diachronic topics of Latin syntax, and is of interest for classical philologists, historical linguists, and formal syntacticians.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 184] 2012.  xviii, 368 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Given that there are very few studies on Latin word order that make use of descriptive means provided by formal linguistics (cf., e.g., Devine & Stephens 2006), this book fills a gap in syntactic research and is a genuine contribution to the field [...] the book is very instructive in showing what modern syntactic research (within the cartographic framework) can teach us about the structure of a linguistically under-researched language like Latin.”
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CFK: Grammar, syntax

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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