Carnie, Andrew, and Eithne Guilfoyle. eds (2000) The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages. Oxford University Press.
This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a crosslinguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems anddebates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.
Hardback: ISBN10: 019513222X
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: Andrew Carnie and Eithne Guilfoyle
Chapter 2. Celtic Initials. Randall Hendrick
Chapter 3. VSO Order as Raising out of IP? Evidence from Old Irish. Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley and Elizabeth Pyatt
Chapter 4. Tense and N-features in Irish. Eithne Guilfoyle
Chapter 5. VSO and left-conjunct Agreement: Biblical Hebrew vs. Modern Hebrew. Edit Doron
Chapter 6. VSO and VOS: Aspects of Niuean Word Order. Diane Massam
Chapter 7. V-initial Languages: X or XP Movemetn and Adverbial Placement. Andrea Rackowski and Lisa deMena Travis
Chapter 8. VP Remnant Movement and VSO in Quiaviní Zapotec. Felicia Lee
Chapter 9. Locus Operandi. Ray Freeze and Garol Georgopoulos
Chapter 10. Prosodic Conditions on Anaphora and Clitics in Jakaltek. Judith Aissen
Chapter 11. Animacy Hierarchies and Sentence Processing. Seth Minkoff
Chapter 12. Predicate Raising in Lummi, Straits Salish. Eloise Jelinek.