Symmetry Breaking in Syntax and the Lexicon - Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 216 (Hardback)Leah S. Bauke (author)
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 10/07/2014
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This book is a research monograph that explores the implications of the strongest minimalist thesis from an antisymmetric perspective. Three empirical domains are investigated: nominal root compounds in German and English, nominal gerunds in English and their German counterparts, and small clauses in Russian and English. A point of symmetry that has the potential of stalling the derivation emerges in the derivation of all of these constructions. Building on certain assumptions on how Merge works, this book shows that the points of symmetry can all be resolved in the same way; despite the fact that the three empirical domains under investigation are standardly derived from distinct structural configurations, such as head-head merger in the case of root compounds, head-phrase merger as it arises from standard complementation/predication structures for nominal gerunds, and phrase-phrase merger in small clauses. This book is of interest to all researchers working on syntax and its interfaces.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 700 g
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