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The Thematic Phase and the Architecture of Grammar

Julia Horvath and Tal Siloni

in Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034135
eISBN:
9780262333177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The chapter addresses the division of labor between the syntax and the lexicon, specifically, the controversy between two major alternative approaches to the derivation of the thematic (vP) phase: ... More


Clitics and Reflexives: Reducing the Lexicon-Syntax Parameter1

Marijana Marelj and Eric Reuland

in Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034135
eISBN:
9780262333177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter assesses the nature of the operations affecting the valence of verbal predicates in the lexicon and in the syntax. It starts out with a more general perspective on binding theory and on ... More


Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Neil Myler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A major question for linguistic theory concerns how the structure of sentences relates to their meaning. There is broad agreement in the field that there is some regularity in the way that lexical ... More


Concepts, Syntax, and Their Interface: The Theta System

Tanya Reinhart

Martin Everaert and Marijana Marelj (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034135
eISBN:
9780262333177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034135.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The present book introduces one of Tanya Reinhart's major contributions to linguistic theory, namely the Theta System, a theory of the interface between the system of concepts and the linguistic ... More


Introduction

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter introduces the two major puzzles posed by possession sentences: the too-many-meanings puzzle and the too-many-(surface)-structures puzzle. The too-many-meanings puzzle is that languages ... More


The Logic of Evidence

Charles Yang

in The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A completely new conceptualization of the indirect negative evidence business in language acquisition, especially in syntax. Instead of thinking about retreating from over-generalization, a ... More


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