Comparisons and Contrasts (Oxford Studies in Comparative by Richard S. Kayne

By Richard S. Kayne

Comparisons and Contrasts collects 11 of Richard Kayne's fresh articles in theoretical syntax, with an emphasis on comparative syntax, which makes use of syntactic ameliorations between languages to probe the homes of the human language school. Kayne attaches specific significance to uncovering the primitives of syntax/semantics, demonstrating the life of silent parts which are syntactically and semantically lively, and displaying their distribution and obstacles. He makes an attempt to derive the very lifestyles of the noun-verb distinction-and to account for the pointy modifications among nouns and verbs and for the shortcoming of parallelism among them-from the antisymmetric personality of syntax. the typical topic is an exploration of the way large quite a number questions the sphere of syntax can quite try to ask after which answer.

Comparisons and Contrasts will attract students and graduate scholars attracted to syntax, semantics, and their results on different components of linguistics.

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