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Clefts and Their Relatives (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,879 Discovery Miles 18 790
Clefts and Their Relatives (Hardcover): Matthew Reeve
Clefts and Their Relatives (Hardcover): Matthew Reeve

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Clefts and Their Relatives (Hardcover)

Matthew Reeve

Series: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 185

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Cleft constructions have long presented an analytical challenge for syntactic theory. This monograph argues that clefts and related constructions cannot be analysed in a straightforwardly compositional manner. Instead, it proposes that the locality conditions on modification (for example by a restrictive relative clause) must be reformulated such that they account for the apparent compositionality of DP-internal modification whilst also permitting 'discontinuous' modification of the type which is independently needed for constructions such as relative clause extraposition. The empirical focus of the book is on clefts in English and Russian, which have a similar interpretation but considerably divergent syntactic structures. The author argues that, despite these syntactic differences, both types of cleft are mapped to their semantic interpretations in the same manner. This monograph will be essential reading for those working on cleft constructions and copular sentences more generally, and will be of interest to those working on the syntax-semantics interface.

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Imprint: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 185
Release date: June 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Matthew Reeve
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 237
ISBN-13: 978-90-272-5568-6
Barcode: 9789027255686
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LSN: 90-272-5568-7

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