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Argument-Sharing I: Raising

John M. Anderson

in Modern Grammars of Case

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297078
eISBN:
9780191711404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297078.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter argues that recognition of the notional basis for syntax is one major factor in obviating an abstract syntax with transformations and ‘empty categories’. The other is admission to ... More


Expletive pro and misagreement in Late Middle English *

Kleanthes K. Grohmann and Richard Ingham

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter deals with a grammatical phenomenon in Late Middle English here identified as Postfinite Misagreement, in which a finite singular auxiliary form co‐occurs with a plural subject in ... More


On the Germanic properties of Old French

Eric Mathieu

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter shows that, in addition to V2, Stylistic Fronting and Quirky subjects, Old French had the following Germanic properties: Object Shift and Transitive Expletive Constructions. All these ... More


Results, If Any

Paul M. Postal

in Edge-Based Clausal Syntax: A Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014816
eISBN:
9780262295482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014816.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This book has presented a general theoretic framework that shows natural language (NL) grammar to be a nongenerative, model-theoretic system. It has also provided evidence to support a notion of ... More


Sì and e as CP Expletives in Old Italian

CECILIA POLETTO

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the grammaticalization process of two CP elements in Old Italian: the particles sì and e. The chapter contributes to shedding light on the complex phenomenon of V2 on the one ... More


Copy Raising

Ash Asudeh

in The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows how the Resource Management Theory of Resumption (RMTR) can unify resumptive pronouns in unbounded dependencies and copy pronouns in copy raising as instances of resumption. It has ... More


Null Subjects in Generative Grammar: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

Federica Cognola and Jan Casalicchio (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815853
eISBN:
9780191853449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815853.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This book considers the null-subject phenomenon, whereby some languages lack an overtly realized referential subject in specific contexts. In generative syntax—the approach adopted in this volume—the ... More


External Arguments in Transitivity Alternations: A Layering Approach

Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou, and Florian Schäfer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571949
eISBN:
9780191757433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571949.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is an exploration of the syntax of external arguments in transitivity alternations from a cross-linguistic perspective. The empirical focus is the causative/anticausative alternation and ... More


Transitive Expletives in Appalachian English

Raffaella Zanuttini and Judy B. Bernstein

in Micro-Syntactic Variation in North American English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199367221
eISBN:
9780199367245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367221.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Appalachian English displays discontinuous subjects consisting of they or there and a quantifier, e.g., “They won’t nobody know you’re gone.” These subjects require the presence of a modal or ... More


A diachronic shift in the expression of person 1

Judy B. Bernstein and Raffaella Zanuttini

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Singular and plural lexical subjects co-occur with verbal -s in Appalachian English, arguably a vestige of the person marking characterizing its ancestor variety, Older Scots. Reminiscent of the ... More


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