Finiteness: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations

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This book explores the nature of finiteness, one of most commonly used notions in descriptive and theoretical linguistics but possibly one of the least understood. Scholars representing a variety of theoretical positions seek to clarify what it is and to establish its usefulness and limitations. In doing so they reveal cross-linguistically valid correlations between subject licensing, subject agreement, tense, syntactic opacity, and independent clausehood; show how these properties are associated with finiteness; and ...

Finiteness: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199213740

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Finiteness: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199213733

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