Cinque, Guglielmo.Kayne, Richard S. (Eds.) (2005) The Oxford handbook of comparative syntax /Oxford ; Oxford University Press,MLA Citation
Cinque, Guglielmo.Kayne, Richard S., eds. The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Syntax. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005. Print.
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The Oxford handbook of comparative syntax /
edited by Guglielmo Cinque, Richard S. Kayne.
|Names:||Cinque, Guglielmo. | Kayne, Richard S.|
|Published:||Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2005.|
|Topics:||Grammar, Comparative and general - Syntax.|
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|Physical Description:||xii, 977 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|ISBN:||0195136500 (alk. paper)
9780195136500 (alk. paper)
|Summary:||Comparison across formal languages is an essential part of formal linguistics. The study of closely-related varieties has proven extremely useful in illuminating relations between cross-linguistic syntactic differences that might otherwise appear unrelated, and has helped to identify the core principles of Universal Grammar. Comparative studies have grown to the point where a reference work is needed to comprehensively explain the state of the field and makes its results more widely known, and this handbook fulfills that need. Its twenty-one commissioned chapters serve two functions: they provide a general and theoretical introduction to comparative syntax, its methodology, and its relation to other domains on linguistic inquiry; and they also provide a systematic selection of the best comparative work being done today on those language groups and families where substantial progress has been achieved. With top-notch editors and contributors from around the world, this volume will be an essential resource for scholars and students in formal linguistics.