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Non-Projecting Words A Case Study of Swedish Particles

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ISBN-10: 1402015313

ISBN-13: 9781402015311

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ida Toivonen

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Focusing primarily on Swedish, a Germanic language whose particles have not previously been studied extensively, Non-Projecting Words: A Case Study on Swedish Particles develops a theory of non-projecting words in which particles are morphologically independent words that do not project phrases. Particles have long constituted a puzzle for Germanic syntax, as they exhibit properties of both morphological and syntactic constructs. Although non-projecting words have appeared in the literature before, it has gone largely unnoticed that such structures violate the basic tenets of X-bar theory. This work identifies these violations and develops a formally explicit revision of X-bar theory that…    
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Book details

List price: $149.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 237
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Particles and X'-theory
Swedish clause structure
Overview
Empirical motivation
Particles as non-projecting words
Arguments against an XP analysis
Particles as XPs: Basic problems
Particles as XPs: Transformational analyses
Summary
Arguments against a morphological analysis
Particles and clitics
Testing particles for clitichood
A typology of words
Summary
Phrase structure
Introduction
X'-structure
X'-principles
C-structure to F-structure mappings
Linear order
Economy of Expression
Summary of the C-structure theory
Non-projecting words in other frameworks
Principles and Parameters Theory
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
Conclusion
Verbal Particles in the Swedish VP
The C-structure
The structure-function mapping
Head-adjunction
Topicalization
Conjunction
Summary
Recursion
Economy and Swedish particles
Word order: Apparent problems
Particles as modifiers
The Directed Motion Construction
Discussion
Summary
The meaning of Swedish particles
Resultative particles
Condition P
Lexical and syntactic representation
Results predicated of subjects
Discussion
Aspectual particles
The aspect marker pa
The aspect marker upp
The aspect marker till
Remaining issues
Idiomatic verb-particle combinations
Idioms and semi-idioms
Argument structure
Analysis
Summary
Other Germanic languages
Danish
German
English
Optionality
Complex verbs
Summary
The complex particle construction
Arguments for a constructional analysis of the CPC
An alternative construction
Summary
An overview of Germanic particles
Conclusion
X'-theory
Economy of Expression
The structure-function mapping
Resultative predication
Clitics
Summary
Economy of Expression
The Economy Principle
Economy and Swedish clause structure
Object shift
V2 and Economy
References
Index of Names
Index of Subjects