Examines structure sensitivity. This book focuses on structural representations, in particular their hierarchicalness and their branching direction. It argues that structure sensitivity is highly variable both within and across languages, and consequently an unlikely candidate for a defining property of human language.
Thomas Berg is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hamburg and is the author of Language Structure and Change.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Routledge Studies in Linguistics
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44 black & white tables, 37 black & white line drawings