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Routledge Leading Linguists


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The books in this series, Routledge Leading Linguists, draw together some of the seminal essays from the most important linguists of the last decades. Each book covers one scholar, making the best of his or her work readily accessible and available in one place for the first time.

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Diachronic and Comparative Syntax

Diachronic and Comparative Syntax

1st Edition

Ian Roberts
August 21, 2018

This book brings together for the first time a series of previously published papers featuring Ian Roberts’ pioneering work on diachronic and comparative syntax over the last thirty years in one comprehensive volume. Divided into two parts, the volume engages in recent key topics in empirical...

Biolinguistic Investigations and the Formal Language Hierarchy

Biolinguistic Investigations and the Formal Language Hierarchy

1st Edition

Juan Uriagereka
June 08, 2018

This volume collects some of Juan Uriagereka’s previously published pieces and presentations on biolinguistics in recent years in one comprehensive volume. The book’s introduction lays the foundation for the field of biolinguistics, which looks to integrate concepts from the natural sciences in the...

Explorations in Maximizing Syntactic Minimization

Explorations in Maximizing Syntactic Minimization

1st Edition

Samuel D. Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, T. Daniel Seely
February 12, 2018

This volume presents a series of papers written by Epstein, Kitahara and Seely, each of which explores fundamental linguistic questions and analytical mechanisms proposed in recent minimalist work, specifically concerning recent analyses by Noam Chomsky. The collection includes eight papers by...

Primitive Elements of Grammatical Theory: Papers by Jean-Roger Vergnaud and His Collaborators

Primitive Elements of Grammatical Theory: Papers by Jean-Roger Vergnaud and His Collaborators

1st Edition

Katherine McKinney-Bock, Maria Luisa Zubizarreta
February 05, 2018

This book is a compilation of manuscripts and publications from 2001-2010 by Jean-Roger Vergnaud, in collaboration with colleagues and students. This work is guided by the scientific belief that broader mathematical principles should guide linguistic inquiry, as they guide classical biology and...

Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies: The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context

Pronouns, Presuppositions, and Hierarchies: The Work of Eloise Jelinek in Context

1st Edition

Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley
February 05, 2018

Eloise Jelinek was a leading authority on syntactic and semantic theory, information structure, and several Native American languages (including Lummi, Yaqui, and Navajo). She was one of the very first generative linguists who brought the theoretical implications of the properties of typologically...

Aspects of Grammatical Architecture

Aspects of Grammatical Architecture

1st Edition

Alain Rouveret
January 31, 2018

This volume collects eleven papers written between 1991 and 2016, some of them unpublished, which explore various aspects of the architecture of grammar in a minimalist perspective. The phenomena that are brought to bear on the architectural issue come from a range of languages, among them French,...

Formal Grammar: Theory and Variation across English and Norwegian

Formal Grammar: Theory and Variation across English and Norwegian

1st Edition

Terje Lohndal
October 12, 2017

This volume draws together fourteen previously published papers which explore the nature of mental grammar through a formal, generative approach. The book begins by outlining the development of formal grammar in the last fifty years, with a particular focus on the work of Noam Chomsky, and moves...

Merge in the Mind-Brain: Essays on Theoretical Linguistics and the Neuroscience of Language

Merge in the Mind-Brain: Essays on Theoretical Linguistics and the Neuroscience of Language

1st Edition

Naoki Fukui
April 25, 2017

This collection of nine papers brings together Naoki Fukui’s pioneering body of work on Merge, the basic operation of human language syntax, from the two distinct but related perspectives of theoretical syntax and neurosciences. Part I presents an overview of the development of the theory of Merge...

Typological Studies: Word Order and Relative Clauses

Typological Studies: Word Order and Relative Clauses

1st Edition

Guglielmo Cinque
June 08, 2015

In this book, Cinque takes a generative perspective on typological questions relating to word order and to the syntax of relative clauses. In particular, Cinque looks at: the position of the Head vis à vis the relative clause in relation to the position of the verb vis à vis his object; a general...

A Unification of Morphology and Syntax: Investigations into Romance and Albanian Dialects

A Unification of Morphology and Syntax: Investigations into Romance and Albanian Dialects

1st Edition

M. Rita Manzini, Leonardo M. Savoia
April 07, 2015

This highly original and innovative analysis focuses on the morphosyntax of dialects comprising Italy, Corsica and the Italian and Romansch-speaking areas of Switzerland. The empirical base used in the book includes a wealth of previously unknown or understudied data from a variety of Romansch...

Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order

Case, Argument Structure, and Word Order

1st Edition

Shigeru Miyagawa
February 27, 2015

Over the years, a major strand of Miyagawa's research has been to study how syntax, case marking, and argument structure interact. In particular, Miyagawa's work addresses the nature of the relationship between syntax and argument structure, and how case marking and other phenomena help to...

Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology

Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology

1st Edition

Edwin Williams
April 22, 2014

Regimes of Derivation in Syntax and Morphology presents a theory of the architecture of the human linguistic system that differs from all current theories on four key points. First, the theory rests on a modular separation of word syntax from phrasal syntax, where word syntax corresponds roughly to...

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