Review of "Language in the British Isles" ed. by D Britain

Grey, C. (2009) Review of "Language in the British Isles" ed. by D Britain. Journal of Linguistics, 45 (2). pp. 446-450. ISSN 0022-2267

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pronoun of sorts), the parallelism becomes quite obvious. For Boeckx, piedpiping is a mirror image of resumption. The moved element, instead of being completely dissociated from the island due to the presence of the resumptive element inside the island, drags the entire island with it. Thus it does not enter into new checking relationships. In conclusion, Boeckx’s Bare syntax offers a fresh and stimulating perspective on core issues in current syntactic theory, and proposes a unified approach to a number of seemingly non-unifiable phenomena. Its empirical strength lies in breadth rather than depth. A reader looking for a detailed indepth examination of one empirical domain (or a small set of related ones) might leave a little disappointed. A reader looking for inspiration on how to connect a range of relatively well-known phenomena in intriguing new ways will leave quite inspired.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: English Language & Literature
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2010 08:08

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