The Order of Prepositional Phrases in the Structure of the Clause

Walter Schweikert | University Ca ’Foscari, Venice
ISBN 9789027228079 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027294005 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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For a long time prepositions seemed to enjoy a clandestine status in linguistic research. This has changed with a novel path of inquiry into the inner structure of complex prepositional expressions. In a unique approach to the examination of the outer syntax of prepositions the author uses established and new syntactic and statistical tests to achieve a convincing hierarchy of thematic roles expressed by prepositional phrases. From an antisymmetric point of departure the author presents an overview of possible derivations that result in the observed different word orders of PPs in VO and OV languages. It leads to a refreshing new proposal of how to include morphology into syntax. The plausibility of this model is underscored by a wide range of explanatory data. This book is indispensable for linguists interested in the syntax of modifiers.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 83] 2005.  xii, 338 pp.
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