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The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

E. Phoevos Panagiotidis (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book draws together nine original investigations by leading linguists and promising young scholars on the syntax of complementisers (eg that in She said that she would) and their phrases. The ... More


The Structure and Interpretation of (Romance) Complementizers

M. Rita Manzini

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/9780199584352.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

The Romance che‐type complementizer belongs to the same morpholexical series as wh‐phrases. This chapter proposes that both as a wh‐phrase and as a complementizer, che is nominal and argumental — ... More


About the Speaker: Towards a Syntax of Indexicality

Alessandra Giorgi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571895
eISBN:
9780191722073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571895.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book considers the syntax of the left periphery of clauses in relation to the extra‐sentential context. The prevailing point of view, in the literature in this field is that the external context ... More


Semantic and discourse interpretation of the Japanese left periphery *

Mamoru Saito

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/9780199556861.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This paper examines the effects of Japanese scrambling on interpretation. The main claim is that scrambling is “phonological” as it requires only phonetic features to be interpreted at the landing ... More


Parallels between Wh and Focus

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/9780199759613.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter it is proposed that the position of the focus within the clause depends on the peripheral focus projection with which the relevant discourse‐related feature is associated, either at ... More


The Evolution of Functional Left Peripheries in Hungarian Syntax

Katalin É. Kiss (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709855
eISBN:
9780191780165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709855.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Hungarian, a Ugric language of the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic language family, is one of a handful of non-Indo-European languages with a documented history spanning more than 800 years. This ... More


The Cartography of Chinese Syntax: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 11

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190210687
eISBN:
9780190210717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210687.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book takes Chinese to be an ideal testing ground for the cartographic approach due to its robust analyticity, where functional elements typically distribute over the entire span of a sentence in ... More


Toward a Hierarchy of Clause Types

Nicola Munaro

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The aim of this chapter is to carry out a crosslinguistic comparison among some North-Eastern Italian dialects displaying subject clitic inversion; it is proposed that in the presence of a verbal ... 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


Background: The Articulated Structure of the Left Periphery

Liliane Haegeman

in Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858774
eISBN:
9780199979912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides some background to the book. It first briefly looks at the development of the generative conception of clause structure, with particular reference to the structure assigned to ... More


What’s a Wh-Word Got to Do with It?

Enoch O. Aboh and Roland Pfau

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes a unified analysis for wh-questions and yes/no questions and shows that these are the expressions of an interrogative functional head (Inter) within the complementizer system. ... More


The Mixed OV/VO Syntax of Mòcheno Main Clauses: On the Interaction between High and Low Left Periphery

Federica Cognola

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/9780199684359.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the syntax of the direct object in the Tyrolean dialect Mòcheno, a mixed OV/VO language, and provide a novel account for the coexistence of the two word orders. The traditional ... More


Introduction

Paola Benincà and Nicola Munaro

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introduction addresses the theme of grammatical description, mainly trying to clarify the notion of ‘redundacy’ in language; the discussion aims at justifying the fundamental assumptions of the ... More


On the Syntax of Topic and Focus in Chinese

Linda Badan and Francesca Del Gobbo

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This study is dedicated to an analysis of the left periphery of Mandarin Chinese, within the Cartographic Project. It is shown that in Mandarin Chinese there are three different types of Topics: ... More


Scrambling in vP

Cecilia Poletto

in Word Order in Old Italian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660247
eISBN:
9780191769511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660247.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter I show that Old Italian is a regular VO language on the basis of the usual tests adopted in linguistic typology. OV constructions are then qualitatively and quantitatively presented ... More


The Interaction of Focus, Givenness, and Prosody: A Study of Italian Clause Structure

Vieri Samek-Lodovici

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198737926
eISBN:
9780191801457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737926.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides an in-depth investigation of contrastive focalization in Italian, showing that its syntactic expression is systematically affected by the syntactic expression of ... More


Adverbial Clauses, Main Clause Phenomena, and the Composition of the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 8

Liliane Haegeman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858774
eISBN:
9780199979912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858774.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book uses the cartographic theory to examine the left periphery of the English clause and compare it to the left-peripheral structures of other languages. The book argues that the dissimilar ... More


Doubling-que embedded constructions in Old Portuguese: A diachronic perspective 1

Ilza Ribeiro and Maria A. Torres Morais

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/9780199659203.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

In this chapter, we discuss embedded constructions in Old Portuguese, in which two complementizers are phonologically realized, comparing them to similar constructions in Brazilian Portuguese and ... More


On the Fine Structure of the Left Periphery: The Positions of Topic and Focus in Cantonese

Candice Chi-Hang Cheung

in The Cartography of Chinese Syntax: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190210687
eISBN:
9780190210717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210687.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Wh-fronting constructions in Cantonese have counterparts in Mandarin that have been analyzed as either a type of Topic structure or Focus construction. One goal of this chapter is to argue that ... More


Scrambling in the DP phase

Cecilia Poletto

in Word Order in Old Italian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660247
eISBN:
9780191769511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660247.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter I extend the analysis of OV orders presented in the previous chapter to the internal structure of the DP phase. It is shown that Old Italian admits movement of internal PPs and ... More


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