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Introduction: Complementizers and Their Phase

E. Phoevos Panagiotidis

in The Complementizer Phase

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199584352
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594526 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

Introduction: Complementizers and Their Phase

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After a brief overview of the two main topics of the volume, subject extraction and the categorial nature of complementisers, this introductory chapter discusses the significance of phase theory and of postulating a complementiser field for addressing and analyzing these two areas of inquiry. A presentation of the volume's chapters follows, along with a conclusion.

Keywords: complementiser; syntactic theory; minimalism; phase; subextraction

Chapter.  5257 words. 

Subjects: Semantics

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