REVIEW ARTICLE Norbert Hornstein University of Maryland, College Park Recursion across domains, ed. by Luiz Amaral, Marcus Maia, Andrew Nevins, and Tom Roeper. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. 404. ISBN 9781108418065. $125 (Hb). Some introduction. I have always admired those who, given a pile of lemons, know how to make lemonade. This collection of essays is a testament to this admirable skill (one, I should add, that I lack). The lemons in this case consist of the many discus- sions of recursion by critics of contemporary generative grammar. The lemonade on offer is an interesting program for the crosslinguistic investigation of variation in self- embedding. In what follows, I want to survey the lemons and the lemonade. In addition, I want to briefly consider what theoretical implications the lemonade on offer might have for current syntactic theory. Before I begin, let me make a confession. I am not really the perfect reviewer for this (kind of) collection. It is chock full of careful empirical crosslinguistic investigations, many of the target languages being understudied. Unfortunately, empirical investiga- tion is not my long suit, as many who know me will be quick to confirm. Facts usually make me itchy, and
Language – Linguistic Society of America
Published: Dec 17, 2019
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera