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Author Putnam, Michael T.

Title Scrambling and the survive principle / Michael T. Putnam.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2007.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages) : illustrations.
Series Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today ; v. 115
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 115.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-212) and index.
Contents Scrambling and the Survive Principle; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; TABLE OF CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Dedication; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. PROPERTIES OF SCRAMBLING; 3. THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS; 4. THE PROSODIC SIDE OF SCRAMBLING; 5. CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; SUBJECT INDEX; The series Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today.
Summary Languages with free word orders pose daunting challenges to linguistic theory because they raise questions about the nature of grammatical strings. Ross, who coined the term Scrambling to refer to the relatively 'free' word orders found in Germanic languages (among others) notes that " ... the problems involved in specifying exactly the subset of the strings which will be generated ... are far too complicated for me to even mention here, let alone come to grips with" (1967:52). This book offers a radical re-analysis of middle field Scrambling. It argues that Scrambling is a concatenation effect, as.
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Generative grammar.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Putnam, Michael T. Scrambling and the survive principle. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., ©2007 (DLC) 2007035181
ISBN 9789027291967 (electronic bk.)
9027291969 (electronic bk.)
9789027233790 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9027233799 (hbk. ; alk. paper)