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Non-Projecting Words A Case Study of Swedish Particles

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ISBN-10: 1402015321

ISBN-13: 9781402015328

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: $89.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 237
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Empirical Motivation
Phrase Structure
Verbal Particles in the Swedish VP
The Meaning of Swedish Particles
Other Germanic Languages
Conclusion
Economy of Expressiony
References
Index of Names
Index of Subjects