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Title Finiteness : theoretical and empirical foundations / edited by Irina Nikolaeva
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 537 pages)
Series Oxford linguistics
Oxford linguistics.
Contents Three domains of finiteness : a Minimalist perspective / David Adger -- Finiteness in non-transformational syntactic frameworks / Peter Sells -- Deconstructing finiteness : finiteness in a functional-typological perspective / Sonia Cristofaro -- Categories that make finiteness : discreteness from a functional perspective and some of its repercussions / Walter Bisang -- Constructional economy and nonfinite independent clauses / Irina Nikolaeva -- Clause structure and verbal forms in Nakh-Daghestanian languages / Elena Kalinina and Nina Sumbatova -- In what ways can finite and nonfinite clauses differ? Evidence from Russian / David M. Perlmutter -- Verbal and nominalized finite clauses in Turkish / Jaklin Kornfilt -- Diachrony and finiteness : subordination in the dialects of southern Italy / Adam Ledgeway -- Insubordination and its uses / Nicholas Evans -- Finiteness in first and second language acquisition / Petra Gretsch and Clive Perdue
Summary This book explores the nature of finiteness, clarifying what it is and establishing its usefulness and limitations. Leading scholars look from a range of perspectives at how finiteness is conceived in formal and functional theories of grammar; at its cross-linguistic manifestations; at the finite/nonfinite opposition in individual languages; and at the role of finiteness in linguistic change and linguistic development. The book is written and structured to appeal to scholars and. students of syntax and general linguistics at graduate level and above. - ;This book explores the nature of finiten
Analysis Finiteness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-521) and indexes
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Subject Finiteness (Linguistics)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative.
Finiteness (Linguistics)
Finite Verbform
17.52 syntax.
Finiteness (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Infinitival constructions.
Jämförande grammatik -- verb.
Form Electronic book
Author Nikolaeva, Irina
LC no. 2006037201
ISBN 9781435621602