Linguistic Variation Yearbook 2009

General Editor
ORCID logoJeroen van Craenenbroeck | Catholic University Brussels
Associate Editor
ORCID logoJohan Rooryck | Leiden University
ISBN 9789027254795 | EUR 109.00 | USD 164.00
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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, 9] 2009.  257 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Crosslinguistic variation in comparison constructions
Sigrid Beck, Sveta Krasikova, Daniel Fleischer, Remus Gergel, Stefan Hofstetter, Christiane Savelsberg, John Vanderelst and Elisabeth Villalta
Closest conjunct agreement in head final languages
Elabbas Benmamoun, Archna Bhatia and Maria Polinsky
Arguments for successive-cyclic movement through SpecCP
Marcel den Dikken
Quantifiers as negative markers in Italian dialects
Jacopo Garzonio and Cecilia Poletto
The internal syntax of jeder ‘every’
Thomas Leu
Two locations for negation: Evidence from Kashmiri
Sadaf Munshi and Rajesh Bhatt
Failure to agree is not a failure: φ-Agreement with post-verbal subjects in Hebrew
Omer Preminger
Call for papers
Language index
Subject index

Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General