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Object clauses, movement, and phrasal stress *

Hubert Truckenbrodt and Isabelle Darcy

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

In a production and perception experiment this paper investigates the prosody of object clause embedding in German. The prosodic pattern found separates the object clause from the (longer) matrix ... More


Open Issues: Extraposition, Vp-Topicalization, and the Status of Gerunds

Roland Hinterhölzl

in Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308211
eISBN:
9780199867318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins by discussing the issue that pertains to extraposition by addressing one case namely that of CP-complements, that is problematic due to the account of sentential complementation. ... More


The Syntax of Objects in Old English

SUSAN PINTZUK

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/9780199272129.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents evidence against three commonly held views of Old English syntax and verb-object order: (1) the increase in verb-object order during the Old English period can be attributed to ... More


Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final‐over‐Final Constraint *

Theresa Biberauer and Michelle Sheehan

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/9780199644933.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the crucial issue of how hierarchical structure relates to linear order, and provides evidence that the two are universally mediated by a version of Kayne’s (1994) Linear ... More


Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English (1997) *

Michael S. Rochemont and 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/9780199660230.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the properties of rightward positioned adjuncts in English that are in some sense dependent for their interpretation on a position elsewhere in the sentence, e.g., relative and ... More


Word Order in Sicilian

Silvio Cruschina

in Discourse-Related Features and Functional Projections

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199759613
eISBN:
9780199932658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759613.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 2 is devoted to a detailed description of Sicilian word order variation. It is argued that word order alternations consistently correspond to overt manifestations of the different information ... More


A Comparison with Alternative Syntactic Constructions

Ruth Möhlig-Falke

in The Early English Impersonal Construction: An Analysis of Verbal and Constructional Meaning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777723
eISBN:
9780199933310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777723.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter discusses the relationship between the impersonal and various personal syntactic uses of the forty-seven investigated Old English (OE) verbs. The alternative syntactic patterns and ... More


The Role of the Accessibility of the Subject in the Development of Adjectival Complementation from Old English to Present-Day English

An Van linden and Kristin Davidse

in Information Structure and Syntactic Change in the History of English

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860210
eISBN:
9780199949601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860210.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter studies the role of the accessibility of subjects in the development of extraposed complements depending on deontic adjectives, such as it is important to honour those who have done ... More


Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony

Adriana Cardoso

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198723783
eISBN:
9780191791123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723783.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book sheds light on language variation and change from a generative syntactic perspective, based on a case study of relative clauses in Portuguese and other languages. Concretely, it offers a ... More


Extraposition of restrictive relative clauses in the history of Portuguese

Adriana Cardoso

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/9780199659203.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter investigates a specific change that took place in the history of Portuguese involving the extraposition of restrictive relative clauses. From an empirical point of view, it is shown that ... More


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