The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

Guglielmo Cinque, Richard S. Kayne

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    The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax serves two functions: it will provide a general and theoretical introduction to comparative syntax, its methodology, and its relation to other domains of linguistic inquiry; and it will provide a systematic selection of the best comparative work available on those language groups and families where substantial progress has been achieved. Comparison across formal languages is an essential part of formal linguistics. The study of closely related varieties has proven extremely useful in comparing differences that might otherwise appear unrelated, and has helped to identify the core principles of Universal Grammar.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages990
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199940226
    ISBN (Print)9780195136517
    StatePublished - Sep 18 2012


    • Closely related varieties
    • Formal languages
    • Formal linguistics
    • Language families
    • Language groups
    • Universal Grammar

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities
    • General Social Sciences


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