By Joseph E. Emonds

The essays during this quantity, relationship from 1991 onwards, specialize in hugely attribute buildings of English, Romance languages, and German.

Among clause-internal buildings, the main complicated are English double items, particle buildings, and non-finite complementation (infinitives, participles and gerunds). Separate chapters partly I supply particularly entire analyses of every. those analyses are built-in into the framework of Emonds (2000), in which a simplified subcategorization thought absolutely expresses supplement choice. crucial result of that framework represent the preliminary essay of half I. areas.

The self-contained essays can all be learn individually. they're wealthy in empirical documentation, and but in them all, options are developed round a coherent, fairly uncomplicated theoretical core.

In Romance languages, vintage generative debates have singled out clitic and causative buildings because the so much demanding. Separate essays partly II lay out the customarily advanced paradigms and suggest distinct syntactic recommendations, easy of their total structure but wealthy in specific predictions.

Concerning activities to clausal edges, specifically debatable subject matters contain passives, English parasitic gaps, and the character of verb-second platforms exemplified by way of German.. The essays partly III each one use quite amazing yet nonetheless theoretically restricted structural debts to unravel thorny difficulties in all three.

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