Elements of Slavic and Germanic Grammars: A Comparative View: Papers on Topical Issues in Syntax and Morphosyntax

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This book is a collection of papers on various aspects of the syntax and morphosyntax of Germanic and Slavic languages (English, German, Czech, Polish, and Russian), stemming from the Syntax Session of the 2006 PLM conference in Poznan (Poland). Gisbert Fanselow and Caroline Fery discuss lack of Superiority with German movement; Gereon Muller links pro-drop to non-impoverished inflectional morphology; Christopher Wilder deals with English constructions with a directional locative and imperative; Adam Bialy decomposes event structure; Katarzyna Sowka analyses the semantics of German verbs of giving; Ewa Bulat takes a fresh look at null subjects; Helen Trugman presents the distribution of adnominal adjectives in Russian; Agnieszka Pysz explores the same issue in Old English; Bozena Cetnarowska employs OT to describe possessives in Polish; Katarzyna Miechowicz-Mathiasen and Pawel Scheffler compare Polish and Italian reversible verbs; Radek Simik describes different relative pronouns in Czech; Mojmir Docekal discusses lack of WCO effects in Czech; Michael Moss argues for a complex structure of the Polish clause, and Jacek Witkos demonstrates that control-as-movement penetrates CPs.