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Author Ura, Hiroyuki.

Title Checking theory and grammatical functions in universal grammar / Hiroyuki Ura
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 318 pages)
Series Oxford studies in comparative syntax
Oxford studies in comparative syntax.
Contents Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Active/Inverse Voice Alternation; 3. Anti-Impersonal Passives; 4. Dative Subject Constructions; 5. Locative Inversion; 6. Ergativity and Its Typological Variation; 7. Double Object Constructions; 8. Object Shift in Japanese; 9. Conclusion and Further Issues; References; Index
Summary Hiroyuki Ura demonstrates that his theory of multiple feature-checking, an extension of Chomsky's AGR-less checking theory, gives a natural explanation for a wide range of data drawn from a variety of languages in a very consistent way with a limited set of parameters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-309) and index
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Subject Generative grammar.
Grammar, Comparative and general.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99023232
ISBN 0195118383 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0195118391 (paper ; alk. paper)
1423759893 (electronic bk.)
9780195118384 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780195118391 (paper ; alk. paper)
9781423759898 (electronic bk.)