German and Dutch verb buildings convey a wealthy array of syntactic phenomena that experience up to now been underexposed within the literature, regardless of the incontrovertible fact that they've got proved to be a resource of considerable difficulties in theoretical grammar. The cross-linguistic learn of verb structures and complementation has been ruled through perspectives deriving from English or, for that subject, Latin. The German and Dutch complementation structures, even if, function a number of very important houses which are lacking from English yet happen in lots of different languages. recognized yet in simple terms partly understood examples are clause-final verb clusters and the so-called 3rd building. within the current booklet, those and similar phenomena are addressed via best representatives of assorted faculties of linguistic proposal, specifically Head-driven word constitution Grammar (HPSG), Generative Grammar, Lexical useful Grammar (LFG), Tree adjacent Grammar (TAG), functionality Grammar, and Semantic Syntax. by means of bringing jointly the varied theoretical analyses into one quantity, the editors desire to stimulate comparative reviews of the formalisms.

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