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Generative Approaches to Syntactic Typology

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dc.contributor.advisor Fernald, Theodore B. Gibbard, George 2013-02-22T20:36:52Z 2013-02-22T20:36:52Z 2001
dc.description.abstract This thesis aims to be a limited exploration of the field of syntactic typology, examining critically two different proposals that have been made for classifying languages in different subfields of syntax. It is my contention that neither of these widely accepted classifications is really workable, as both attempt to treat problems in one area of syntax independently of that area's interactions with other syntactic rules. I find that the treatment of any given area of syntax must generally be dependent on assumptions about the proper theoretical description of other areas of syntax, and thus that any typological theory with such limited scope is bound to fail. en
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en
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dc.title Generative Approaches to Syntactic Typology en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.)

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