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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: $109.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 9/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 237
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.45" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

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