This volume brings the data that many in formal linguistics have dismissed as peripheral straight into the core of syntactic theory. By bringing together experts from syntax, semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, language acquisition, aphasia, and pidgin and creole studies, the volume makes a multidisciplinary case for the existence of nonsententials, which are analyzed in various chapters as root phrases and small clauses ("Me"; "Me First"!; "Him worry"?!; "Class in session"), and whose distinguishing property is ...

The Syntax of Nonsententials: Multidisciplinary Perspectives 2006, John Benjamins Publishing Co, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9789027233578

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