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Selected Papers from the 2006 Cyprus Syntaxfest

Editor(s): Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Phoevos Panagiotidis
Contributors: Anna McNay, Virginia Hill, Tabea Ihsane, Rania Habib, Sabine Mohr, Thomas Roeper, Hee-Don Ahn, Sungean Cho,

Book Description

This volume presents a selection of contributions from the week-long Cyprus Syntaxfest in 2006, which brought together research in syntax by several respected and prolific theoretical linguists from all over the world. During the six days of the Syntaxfest, work from a variety of viewpoints in modern generative grammar was presented, and the research discussed and debated followed diverse methodological paths, with the thematic focus on left peripheries in linguistic structures and (their) interface interpretation.

The current collection of expanded versions of selected research presented at the Cyprus Syntaxfest reflects a wide variety of approaches to these topics; it also provides a glimpse of the rich sample of cross-linguistic data that informed the discussions of syntactic peripheries and their interface interpretation. It offers eleven studies on clausal and nominal left-peripheral phenomena and their (role in) interpretation in a variety of typologically unrelated languages. More significantly, the contributions collected here underscore the by now established importance and theoretical interest of studying the edge of constituents, whether phasal or not. In every chapter, the blueprint of a general interpretive hierarchy driving and constraining syntax is also retraced throughout.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0129-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0129-1
Date of Publication: 01/01/2009
Pages / Size: 346 / A5
Price: £39.99


Kleanthes Grohmann is Assistant Professor of Theoretical Linguistics in the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus. He has published widely in international journals and edited volumes on syntactic theory and comparative linguistics, with a focus on minimalist research and the interpretive interfaces. He is author of the monograph Prolific Domains (John Benjamins, 2003), co-author of Understanding Minimalism (with Norbert Hornstein and Jairo Nunes, Cambridge University Press, 2005), and (co-)editor of 10 volumes on the wh-movement, the clausal left periphery, dynamic interfaces, and other topics. He is the co-founding editor-in-chief of the journal Biolinguistics and co-editor of John Benjamins’ new book series Language Faculty and Beyond.

Phoevos Panagiotidis is Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus. He is the author of the monograph Pronouns, Clitics and Empty Nouns (John Benjamins, 2002). He has also published a number of articles in international journals (Lingua, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Linguistic Inquiry and Syntax) and has contributed book chapters to a number of volumes. He has given numerous talks and presentations on topics ranging from the architecture of Grammar, grammatical features and the nominal phrase to language acquisition, dialectology, and the politics of language.