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Effects of givenness and constraints on free word order *

Stavros Skopeteas and Gisbert Fanselow

in Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The preference for given information to precede new has already been identified in the earliest studies on information structure within the framework of the Prague School linguistics. In chapter 12 ... More


Apparent Hyper‐raising in Brazilian Portuguese: Agreement with Topics across a Finite CP

Ana Maria Martins and Jairo Nunes

in The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that constructions that apparently involve hyper‐raising with resumption in Brazilian Portuguese actually result from A‐movement of an embedded topic. This chapter accounts for ... More


Conclusions

Ian Roberts

in Agreement and Head Movement: Clitics, Incorporation, and Defective Goals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014304
eISBN:
9780262289726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014304.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book has explored head movement based on the central idea of minimal phases, and has argued that it cannot and should not be eliminated from narrow syntax, therefore implying a reconsideration ... More


Movement, Morphology, and Learnability

Susana Bejar

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the relation between morphological case and A-movement. It argues against the so-called Overt Attractor Hypothesis (OAH) under which case morphology is a cue for A-movement. ... More


Don't Feed Your Movements When You Shift Your Objects *

Željko Bošković

in Ways of Structure Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter provides a new argument for Chomsky’s (2008) parallel movement hypothesis, which eliminates traditional A-A’ movement feeding relations, based on quantifier float in Icelandic object ... More


Children Acquire Unaccusatives and A‐Movement Very Early

João Costa and Naama Friedmann

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Structured tasks and the analysis of spontaneous speech are brought to show that children younger than 2 years acquiring Hebrew and European Portuguese distinguish between unaccusatives and ... More


Extraction from Adjuncts

Robert Truswell

in Events, Phrases, and Questions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

The syntactic core of the book is a description of patterns of A'-extraction from three classes of adjunct in English. In rationale clauses, extraction is generally possible, provided syntactic ... More


The Left Periphery and Agrammatism: Wh-extractions in Danish

Anne Mette Nyvad, Ken Ramshøj Christensen, and Sten Vikner

in Locality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945269
eISBN:
9780199369805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945269.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Data from a study on the comprehension of short and long extractions by four Danish agrammatic patients reveal an interesting asymmetry between subject and object extraction that cannot be explained ... More


Diagnosing Covert A‐Movement

Maria Polinsky and Eric Potsdam

in Diagnosing Syntax

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Covert movement is movement that is not phonologically visible in the syntactic derivation. While covert A'‐movement is widely proposed, covert A‐movement is quite uncommon and difficult to identify. ... More


A-Movement in Pseudogapping

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the assumption that Pseudogapping is similar to the VP Ellipsis construction, with additional movement of non-elided material out of the structure specified for deletion, this chapter ... More


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