Linguistic Variation Yearbook 2008

General Editor
ORCID logoJeroen van Craenenbroeck | Catholic University Brussels
Associate Editor
ORCID logoJohan Rooryck | Leiden University
ISBN 9789027254788 | EUR 106.00 | USD 159.00
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The Linguistic Variation Yearbook is exclusively devoted to the study of the nature and scope of linguistic variation from the point of view of the minimalist program. In this perspective, the yearbook aims at going beyond the traditional tension between explanatory and descriptive adequacy. It seeks in particular to investigate to what extent the study of linguistic variation can shed light on the broader issue of language particular vs. language universal properties and design.

The Linguistic Variation Yearbook publishes annually a collection of (invited) articles on a theme that is current in and important to the research on linguistic variation within the generative framework. The focus is on comparative studies, such as research on typology and dialect variation.

[Linguistic Variation Yearbook, 8] 2008.  284 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Johan Rooryck
Antisymmetry and the lexicon
Richard S. Kayne
Tense marking in the nominal domain: Implications for grammar architecture
Artemis Alexiadou
Copy-reflexive and copy-control constructions: A movement analysis
Cedric Boeckx, Norbert Hornstein and Jairo Nunes
Sequence of tense in (French) child language
Hamida Demirdache and Oana Lungu
Preposition stranding, passivisation, and extraction from adjuncts in Germanic
Robert Truswell
Variation in the expression of universal quantification and free choice: The case of Hausa koo-wh expressions
Malte Zimmermann
Collective numeral constructions in Dutch: Remarkable plurals, regular syntax and silent nouns
Norbert Corver and Huib Kranendonk
Language Index
Subject index

Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General