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Titel: A Performance Theory of Order and ...
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Art des Buches: Used
Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 73. Paperback volume with lightly worn edges, leading corners and spine ends. Front upper leading corner is creased. Some wear on spine's rear side. Light superficial marks front and rear. Slight marks on inside front cover. Contents are sound and clean, and the text is clear. TH. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 268787
Inhaltsangabe: In this major new book John A. Hawkins presents a new theory of linear ordering in syntax. He argues that processing can provide a simple, functional explanation for syntactic rules of ordering, as well as for the selection among ordering variants in languages and structures in which variation is possible. Insights from generative syntax, typological studies of language universals, and psycholinguistic studies of language processing are combined to show that there is a profound correspondence between performance and grammar. The major ordering principle proposed, Early Immediate Constituents, is tested on performance data from ten distinct languages. The result is a unified theory of free and fixed word orders, in which ordering is driven by efficient structure recognition. This major work will be welcomed by a wide cross-section of readers in syntax, language typology, psycholinguistics, and cognitive science.
Inhaltsangabe: Combining insights from generative syntax, typological studies of language universals, and psycholinguistic studies of language processing, John A. Hawkins here argues that grammars are profoundly shaped by processing.
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