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    Syntax of Hungarian

    ISBN-10: 0521660475
    ISBN-13: 9780521660471
    Author(s): Katalin �. Kiss, J. Bresnan, D. Lightfoot, I. Roberts, N. V. Smith
    Description: This text is a comprehensive guide to syntax in the Hungarian language. It describes the key grammatical features of the language, focusing on the phenomena that have proved to be theoretically the most relevant.
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 292
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.298

    This text is a comprehensive guide to syntax in the Hungarian language. It describes the key grammatical features of the language, focusing on the phenomena that have proved to be theoretically the most relevant.

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Genealogy, areal distribution
    A general overview of the syntactic and morphosyntactic features of Hungarian
    The topic-predicate articulation of the sentence
    The topic function
    The formal features of the topic constituent
    The marking of the topic-predicate boundary
    The topic projection
    Apparent and real topicless sentences. The (in)definiteness effect
    Sentence adverbials and the topic-predicate articulation
    The contrastive topic
    Summary
    The minimal predicate
    Argument order in the VP
    The referentiality effect
    The subject as an internal argument
    The structure of the VP
    Morphosyntactic projections
    The verbal prefix
    The nominal predicate
    Summary
    Focussing
    The focus function
    The syntax of focus
    Inherent foci
    Only-phrases
    Wh-questions
    Summary
    Quantification
    Distributive quantifiers at the head of the predicate
    The DistP projection
    The scope principle
    Quantifiers or adverbial modifiers?
    Summary
    Negation
    Two NegP projections
    The locus of negative pronouns licensed by nem
    The status of sem
    The universal and existential readings of negative pronouns
    Long distance negative polarity
    The negative existential verb
    Summary
    The noun phrase
    The basic syntactic layers of the noun phrase
    Evidence for the different noun phrase projections
    The possessive construction
    Non-possessor arguments in the noun phrase
    Summary
    The postpositional phrase
    Restricting the category of postpositions
    The formal properties of postpositional phrases
    The structure of the postpositional phrase
    PPs as verb modifiers
    Case-marked pronouns or PPs?
    Summary
    Non-finite and semi-finite verb phrases
    Introduction
    Subject and object control constructions
    Infinitival complex predicates
    Agreeing infinitives with a case-marked subject
    Adverbial participle phrases
    Adjectival participle phrases
    Summary
    The subordinate clause
    Introduction
    That-clauses
    Relative clauses
    Adverbial clauses
    Long operator movement
    Parasitic gaps
    Summary
    References
    Index

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