Parameters of Slavic Morphosyntax (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax)

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Focusing on issues of case theory and comparative grammar, this study treats selected problems in the syntax of the Slavic languages from the perspective of Government-Binding theory. Steven Franks seeks to develop parametric solutions to related constructions among the various Slavic languages. A model of case based loosely on Jakobson's feature system is adapted to a variety of comparative problems in Slavic, including across-the-board constructions, quantification, secondary predication, null subject phenomena, and voice. Solutions considered make use of recent approaches to phrase structure, including the VP-internal subject hypothesis and the DP hypothesis. The book will serve admirably as an introduction to GB theory for Slavic linguists as well as to the range of problems posed by Slavic for general syntacticians.

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Steven Franks, Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Slavic Languages, Indiana University.

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"...Franks has done both general and Slavic linguists an estimable service by making available in one attractive volume the satisfying results of more than a decade's worth of principled research efforts."--Slavic Review


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