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Universal grammar in the reconstruction of ancient languages

Author: Katalin É Kiss
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2005.
Series: Studies in generative grammar, 83.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Studies in Generative Grammar / no:83
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"The authors of this volume analyze Older Egyptian, Coptic, Sumerian, Akkadian, Biblical Hebrew, Classical Greek, Latin, and Classical Sanskrit as instantations of Universal Grammar, which enables them to explain descriptive problems that proved to be unsolvable for traditional, inductive approaches. The ancient languages examined, some of which were spoken as much as 5000 years ago, also provide crucial new data  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Universal grammar in the reconstruction of ancient languages.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2005
(OCoLC)637111570
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katalin É Kiss
ISBN: 3110185504 9783110185508
OCLC Number: 61478751
Description: vi, 526 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The correlation between word order alternations, grammatical agreement, and event semantics in older Egyptian / Chris H. Reintges --
The nominal cleft construction in coptic Egyptian / Chris H. Reintges, Anikó Lipták, and Lisa Lai Shen Cheng --
Genitive constructions in coptic / Barbara Egedi --
Left-dislocated possessors in Sumerian / Gábor Zólyomi --
Complex predicate structure and pluralised events in Akkadian / Christian Huber --
VSO and left-conjunct agreement: biblical Hebrew vs. modern Hebrew / Edit Doron --
IE *weid- as a root with dual subcategorization features in the Homeric poems / Annamaria Bartolotta --
The syntax of classical Greek infinitive / Vassilios Spyropoulos --
Latin object and subject infinitive clauses / Lucio Melazzo --
Latin word order in generative perspective: an explanatory proposal within the sentence domain / Chiara Polo --
Some firm points on Latin word order: the left periphery / Giampaolo Salvi --
Classical Sanskrit, "wild trees", and the properties of free word order languages / Brendan Gillon and Benjamin Shaer --
A particular coordination structure of Indo-European flavour / Emanuele Lanzetta and Lucio Melazzo.
Series Title: Studies in generative grammar, 83.
Responsibility: edited by Katalin É. Kiss.
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discourse-motivated movement operations, the correlation of movement and agreement, a shift from lexical case to structural case marking, the licensing of structural case in infinitives, the  Read more...

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"[...] this book is overall a welcome and important contribution."Carlo Cecchetto in: Journal of Linguistics 43/2007

 
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