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Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Ian G. Roberts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This work provides an analysis of word order and clause structure in Welsh, within the context of a minimalist version of principles and parameters theory. The central issue is the analysis of VSO ... More


Causal Verbs and Sentential Complements

Paul M. Pietroski

in Events and Semantic Architecture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Conjunctivism is preferable to Functionism, even for many cases of verbs combining with arguments. Conjunctivists can provide an attractive account of causative constructions, like ‘Pat boiled the ... More


Antisymmetry and Japanese

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses antisymmetry and returns to the question of prepositions, by addressing the question of how the syntax of postpositions is to be integrated into the above-verb phrase ... More


The C-System and the Extended Projection Principle

Ian G. Roberts

in Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with the nature and structure of the C-system in Welsh and Breton. The central question is whether the EPP holds at the C-level in these languages (since earlier chapters have ... More


Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

José M. Brucart, Anna Gavarró, and Jaume Solà (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents new work on how Merge and formal features, two Basic factors in the Minimalist program, should determine the syntactic computation of natural language. Merge combines similar ... More


Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Paola Benincà and Nicola Munaro (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The empirical work on sentence structure over the last several years has been advanced by the so-called cartographic program, which aims to provide a map of the functional projections in clausal ... More


Functional Structure from Top to Toe: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9

Peter Svenonius (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199740390
eISBN:
9780199378548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740390.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book is a Festschrift for Tarald Taraldsen. It consists of nine chapters on central issues in theoretical comparative syntax. The first three chapters deal with subject extraction, null ... More


Force and Provocation

Phil Branigan

in Provocative Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014991
eISBN:
9780262295673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014991.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter analyzes Germanic embedded clause structure, in which provocation within the “left periphery” is shown to explain the distribution and intricacies of various types of complementizers ... More


Topicalization, inversion, and complementizers in English Topicalization, inversion, and complementizers in English (1992) *

Peter W. Culicover

in Explaining Syntax: Representations, Structures, and Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660230
eISBN:
9780191748240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides evidence that there are two complementizer-type positions in English, each of which is the head of a maximal projection. The two heads, C and Pol, permit the explanation of a ... More


Explaining the Final-over-Final Constraint: Formal and Functional Approaches *

Michelle Sheehan

in Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684359
eISBN:
9780191764967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684359.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The mainstream view of sentence-final particles (SFPs) in Chinese varieties has been that they are some species of C-head merged with the sentence (i.e. IP). Recently proposed universals of phrase ... More


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