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Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a multi-authored volume of eleven chapters dedicated to the analysis of sluicing in a range of languages from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Sluicing is the term applied to sentences in which ... More


Complex Wh‐phrases Don't Move: On the Interaction between the Split CP Hypothesis and the Syntax of Wh‐movement

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

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/9780199584352.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter starts out from a set of well‐known syntactic differences and similarities between simple wh‐phrases such as who or what and complex ones such as which boy. It translates these ... More


Nested Interrogatives and the Locus of Wh

Omer Preminger

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/9780199584352.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the behavior of certain wh‐island‐violating (but felicitous) constructions in Hebrew, which exhibit two interesting characteristics: superiority effects, and a sensitivity to ... More


The Syntax of Ellipsis: Evidence from Dutch Dialects

Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195375640
eISBN:
9780199871612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates a number of elliptical constructions found in Dutch dialects within the framework of the Minimalist Program. It argues that both the PF-deletion and the pro-theory of ellipsis ... More


Theoretical Background: Splitting Up CP

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

in The Syntax of Ellipsis: Evidence from Dutch Dialects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195375640
eISBN:
9780199871612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter contains the theoretical background for the analysis of English swiping and dialect Dutch spading. It introduces and discusses a specific incarnation of the split CP-hypothesis and its ... More


Contiguity Theory

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Current Minimalist approaches to syntax claim that languages simply vary in the distribution of overt movement. Some languages have overt wh-movement, or EPP effects, or movement of the verb to T, ... More


Uttering Trees

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book investigates the conditions imposed upon syntax by the need to create syntactic objects that can be interpreted by phonology — that is, objects which can be pronounced. Drawing extensively ... More


Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Gisbert Fanselow, Caroline Féry, Matthias Schlesewsky, and Ralf Vogel (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book represents the state of the art in the study of gradience in grammar: the degree to which utterances are acceptable or grammatical, and the relationship between acceptability and ... More


Introduction

Norvin Richards

in Uttering Trees

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in this book. Two new proposals are made about the conditions on the syntax–phonology interface. The first, called ... More


Conclusion

Norvin Richards

in Uttering Trees

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter summarizes the main themes covered and suggests directions for further study. Existing Case theory successfully constrains the distribution of DPs, but does so in a fairly arbitrary way. ... More


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