"The editors' introduction of the book presents a fairly detailed overview of nearly all the existing derivational approaches that have been proposed for verb-initial languages. This chapter is very valuable for those who want to get a thorough orientation on the subject. The book contributes to the linguistic community at large, as it shows a variety of verb-initial languages and different approaches to the problem. It also contributes to the research of Universal Grammar as it tests and verifies different approaches to the derivation of verb-initial languages." --SIL Electronic Book Reviews
About the Author
is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona.Eithne Guilfoyle
is Head of Humanities at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology.