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Gradedness and Optionality in Mature and Developing Grammars

ANTONELLA SORACE

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter highlights specific patterns of gradedness and optionality in the grammar of three types of speakers: monolingual native speakers, speakers whose native language (L1) has been influenced ... More


Jerry Fodor’s Globality Challenge to the Computational Theory of Mind

Susan Schneider

in The Language of Thought: A New Philosophical Direction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015578
eISBN:
9780262295833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015578.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains the problem faced by the computational theory of mind (CTM) caused by the context-sensitive nature of beliefs and the context-insensitive nature of syntactic properties, which ... More


Depictives in English and Warlpiri

Jane Simpson

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter compares depictive secondary predicates in English and Warlpiri. In English, heavy constraints are given to depictives in terms of their phrase structure position, their co-occurrence ... More


Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Eric Mathieu and Robert Truswell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198747840
eISBN:
9780191810732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747840.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume contains sixteen chapters addressing the process of syntactic change at different granularities. The language-particular component of a grammar is now usually assumed to be nothing more ... More


Phrasal Movement and the Two Sources of Adnominal Adjectives

Guglielmo Cinque

in The Syntax of Adjectives: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014168
eISBN:
9780262289306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014168.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter develops an alternative analysis in terms of phrasal movement, which seems able to overcome the problems of the head-movement analysis while retaining its basic insight. The discussions ... More


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

Paul M. Postal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014816
eISBN:
9780262295482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014816.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This book rejects the notion that an English phrase of the form verb + determiner phrase [V + DP] invariably involves a grammatical relation properly characterized as a direct object. It argues ... More


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