Erscheinungsdatum: 01/2010, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Locality Domains in the Spanish Determiner Phrase, Autor: Ticio, M. Emma, Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH // Springer Netherland, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Romanistik // Spanisch // Literaturwissenschaft // Sprachgeschichte // Sprachwissenschaft // Grammatik // Syntax und Morphologie // Sprache: Geschichte und Allgemeines, Rubrik: Sprachwissenschaft // Romanische, Seiten: 219, Herkunft: GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB), Reihe: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory (Nr. 79), Gewicht: 487 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Examining its subject from a generative perspective, this highly detailed text deals with the syntax of nominal expressions. It focuses on empirical data taken from the Spanish language, though the author goes further to draw conclusions of wider theoretical interest from material culled from other languages too.The book considers crucial phenomena in the nominal domain, such as extraction out of nominal phrases and ellipsis in these phrases, as well as their modification. In doing so it provides the reader with a unified explanation of a number of phenomena that have not previously been analyzed under a single basic account. In particular, Ticio explores how economy notions interact with a number of functional categories, with the length and type of movements allowed, and with the existence of three internal domains within nominal expressions. She uses these observations to inform her analysis of the structure of arguments and adjuncts in nominal expressions, and of the potential these elements have for extraction. To test the empirical adequacy of her analysis, she employs phenomena such as the properties of attributive adjectives, partial cliticization and nominal elision in Spanish nominal phrases.
This book presents a first comprehensive typological analysis of noun phrases in Australian languages, covering the domains of classification, qualification, quantification, determination and constituency. The analysis is based on a representative sample of 100 languages. Among other points, the results call into question the classic idea that Australian languages tend to lack phrasal structures in the nominal domain, with over two thirds of the languages showing evidence for phrasehood. Moreover, it is argued that it may be more interesting to typologise languages on the basis of where and how they allow phrasal structure, rather than on the basis of a yes-no answer to the question of constituency. The analysis also shows that a determiner slot can be identified in about half of the languages, even though they generally lack 'classic' determiner features like obligatory use in particular contexts or a restriction to one determiner per NP. Special attention is given to elements, which can be used both inside and beyond determiner slots, demonstrating how part of speech and functional structure do not always align. The book is of interest to researchers documenting Australian languages, as well as to typologists and theorists.