Universal Patterns and Language Specific Parameters
Edited By Anna Bloch-Rozmej and Anna Bondaruk
This book investigates the nature and consequences of universal principles in four major grammar components, i.e. syntax, phonology, morphology and semantics. Language specific parameters are held responsible for the attested variation. The papers collected in this book analyse selected phenomena from English, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, and Polish, and shed new light on the interaction of universals and parameters in the structure of individual language systems. The generative framework is adopted as the theoretical model in the majority of contributions.
Table of Contents
Naoyuki Akaso and Seichi Sugawa
Chapter 1 On Japanese Sluicing: Evidence for the Focus Movement & Deletion with Some Remarks on English and Polish
Gábor Alberti and Judit Farkas
Chapter 2 A Syntactic Solution to the Inverse-Scope Puzzle and the Contrastive VP-Focus Construction in Hungarian Based on Extraction
Chapter 3 A Short Note on the Syntactic Behaviour of Demonstratives in Polish
Chapter 4 On Nominalization: Genitives, Datives, and Elementary Predicates in Italian
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