29.2806, Books: Recursion across Domains: Amaral, Maia, Nevins, Roeper (eds.)

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Subject: Recursion across Domains: Amaral, Maia, Nevins, Roeper (eds.)


Title: Recursion across Domains 
Publication Year: 2018 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/recursion-across-domains?format=HB 

Editor: Luiz Amaral
Editor: Marcus Maia
Editor: Andrew Nevins
Editor: Tom Roeper

Hardback: ISBN:  9781108418065 Pages: 404 Price: U.S. $ 125.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9781108418065 Pages: 404 Price: U.K. £ 95.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9781108418065 Pages: 404 Price: Europe EURO 110.87


Recursion and self-embedding are at the heart of our ability to formulate our
thoughts, articulate our imagination and share with other human beings.
Nonetheless, controversy exists over the extent to which recursion is shared
across all domains of syntax. A collection of 18 studies are presented here on
the central linguistic property of recursion, examining a range of
constructions in over a dozen languages representing great areal, typological
and genetic diversity and spanning wide latitudes. The volume expands the
topic to include prepositional phrases, possessives, adjectives, and relative
clauses - our many vehicles to express creative thought - to provide a
critical perspective on claims about how recursion connects to broader aspects
of the mind. Parallel explorations across language families, literate and
non-literate societies, children and adults are investigated and constitutes a
new step in the generative tradition by simultaneously focusing on formal
theory, acquisition and experimentation, and ecologically-sensitive fieldwork,
and initiates a new community where these diverse experts collaborate.
Introduction: a map of the theoretical and empirical issues Luiz Amaral,
Marcus Maia, Andrew Nevins and Tom Roeper

Part I. Speech Reports, Theory of Mind and Evidentials:

1. False speech reports in Pirahã: a comprehension experiment Uli Sauerland

2. Indirect recursion: the importance of second-order embedding and its
implications for cross-linguistic research Bart Hollebrandse

3. Recursion in language and the development of higher order cognitive
functions: an investigation with children acquiring Brazilian Portuguese
Letícia M. S. Corrêa, Marina R. A. Augusto, Mercedes Marcilese and Clara

4. Embedding as a building block of evidential categories in Kotiria Kristine

5. Embedded imperatives in Mbyá Guillaume Thomas

Part II. Recursion along the Clausal Spine:

6. Word order in control: evidence for self-embedding in Pirahã Cilene
Rodrigues, Raiane Salles and Filomena Sandalo

7. Switch-reference is licensed by both kinds of coordination: novel Kĩsêdjê
data Rafael Nonato

8. Clausal recursion, predicate raising and head-finality in Tenetehára Fábio
Bonfim Duarte

9. Recursion in Tupi-Guarani languages: the cases of Tupinambá and Guarani
Marcia Maria Damaso Vieira

Part III. Recursive Possession and Relative Clauses:

10. Recursive possessives in child Japanese Akikio Terunuma and Terue Nakato

11. Recursion of possessives and locative phrases in Kawaiwete Suzi Lima and
Pikuruk Kaiabi

12. Relative clauses in Wapichana and the interpretation of multiple embedded
'uraz' constructions Luiz Amaral and Wendy Leandro

13. Multiple embedding of relative clauses in Karitiana Luciana Storto, Karin
Vivanco and Ivan Rocha

Part IV. Recursion in the PP Domain:

14. Recursion in the acquisition path for hierarchical syntactic structure Tom
Roeper and Yohei Oseki

15. Self-embedded recursive postpositional phrases in Pirahã: a pilot study
Filomena Sandalo, Cilene Rodrigues, Tom Roeper, Luiz Amaral, Marcus Maia and
Glauber Romling da Silva

16. Strong continuity and children's development of DP recursion Ana T.
Pérez-Leroux, Anny Castilla-Earls, Susana Béjar, Diane Massam and Tyler

17. Prosody and recursion in Kuikuro: DPs vs PPs Bruna Franchetto

18. The processing of PP embedding and coordination in Karajá and in
Portuguese Marcus Maia, Aniela França, Aline Gesualdi, Aleria Lage, Cristiane
Oliveira, Marije Soto and Juliana Gomes.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Written In: English  (eng)

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