8 December 2017

Second Edition

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Syntax

Fully revised and updated, this second edition of The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Syntax offers a substantive collection of syntactic case studies of syntactic phenomena, an invaluable reference tool for students and researchers in (theoretical) linguistics.

A ‘case’ is a well-delimited empirical area (both as to the construction(s) involved and as to the languages in which the phenomena are found) whose analysis has, at one time or another in the history of formal theorizing, played an important role in the theoretical debates at that time. Such results are relatively robust in the sense that they will stand and be interpretable regardless of various innovations or adaptations of the version of the theory in which they first saw the light.

The Companion has been updated to incorporate the last 10 years of syntactic research and expanded to include a wider array of important syntactic case studies discussing a broad array of languages. Over 350 languages and dialects from over 40 language (sub) families are discussed in 120 chapters, available both online and across 8 print volumes (5264 pages).

Prof. dr. Martin Everaert

Approximately 150 authors contributed to this companion, among which from Utrecht: Norbert Corver, Gaetano Fiorin, Marjo van Koppen, Eric Reuland, Eddy Ruys and Maaike Schoorlemmer. The volume is co-edited by Martin Everaert (research group Language structure: variation and change).


  • Title: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Syntax
  • Author(s):  Prof. Martin Everaert, Prof. Henk van Riemsdijk (eds.)
  • ISBN:  978-1-118-35872-6 (hardback)
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell