The Interfaces

Deriving and interpreting omitted structures

Kerstin Schwabe | ZAS, Berlin
Susanne Winkler | University of Tübingen
ISBN 9789027227843 (Eur) | EUR 135.00
ISBN 9781588113306 (USA) | USD 203.00
ISBN 9789027296917 | EUR 135.00 | USD 203.00
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The Interfaces: Deriving and Interpreting Omitted Structures is a collection of never-before-published papers that explore the nature of the interfaces of syntax with semantics, phonology, and discourse. The papers investigate the various ways in which elliptical structures are related to these interfaces. As such, they not only make a valuable contribution to generative linguistic research but, more generally, help to deepen our understanding of the relation between form and meaning in natural language.
In the book’s introductory chapter, the editors address general issues related to current work on ellipsis and the syntax/semantics, syntax/phonology and syntax/discourse interfaces. The rest of the book is organized into three parts. The first examines PF-deletion accounts of elliptical structures; the second investigates these structures from the perspective of the syntax/semantic interface; and the third explores these from a perspective that concentrates on the relation between semantics and focus and discourse structure. Together the papers collected in this volume offer a convincing demonstration of the value of collaborative research on the ‘interfaces’.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 61] 2003.  vi, 403 pp.
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“This volume is a valuable contribution to the study of ellipsis and in particular the role that the interaction of different grammatical components play in the licensing of elliptical structures.”
“Very nicely edited, this book is a must for anyone interested in or working on ellipsis. The volume introduces a wide range of approaches to the topic and should be useful to both the researcher and the advanced student of elided structures.”
“The quality of the contributions is high, the data subtle, the references abundant and up-to-date, and all the obvious research alternatives in the current scene represented, so on the whole, the volume is informative and offers a representative sample of recent ellipsis-related work within generative theory.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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