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The Syntax of Imperatives in English and Germanic

Word Order Variation in the Minimalist Framework

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Laura Rupp
    Pages 45-72
  3. Laura Rupp
    Pages 97-120
  4. Laura Rupp
    Pages 121-144
  5. Laura Rupp
    Pages 145-161
  6. Laura Rupp
    Pages 163-172
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-204

About this book


This volume examines several aspects of the syntax of imperative clauses in English and in a variety of other Germanic languages in the context of the challenge that apparent optional movement poses for the Minimalist Programme.


Index Negation subject syntactic Syntax

About the authors

LAURA RUPP is a Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. She undertook her doctoral research at the University of Essex.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Syntax of Imperatives in English and Germanic
  • Book Subtitle Word Order Variation in the Minimalist Framework
  • Authors L. Rupp
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-99342-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-43205-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-50517-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 213
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Comparative Linguistics
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'This book has commendable empirical coverage, comprising data from Early Modern English as well as other Germanic languages. The review and critique of previous work on imperatives is thorough and extensive, and the proposed analysis raises many interesting questions that any theoretical framwork would have to address. It makes a valuable contribution, not only to the area of imperatives but also to the area of clause structure in general!' - Chung-hye Han, English Language and Linguistics