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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


Parameters in Old Romance word order 1: A comparative minimalist analysis

Guido Mensching

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/9780199659203.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines medieval Romance word order patterns concentrating on XP-V-subject and Aux-XP-V-participle. It argues both patterns are related to each other in that the latter overtly shows ... More


Extensions and Outlook

Omer Preminger

in Agreement and Its Failures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027403
eISBN:
9780262323192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027403.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the implications of the results of previous chapters for topics beyond agreement and case. The first section explores the question of whether phi-feature agreement, shown to ... More


Affix Support and the EPP

Norvin Richards

in Contiguity Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter proposes a condition of Affix Support, which requires affixes to have material with metrical structure in the direction of affixation. The condition accounts for the distribution of EPP ... More


Postverbal Constituents in SOV Languages *

Balkız Öztürk

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/9780199684359.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the asymmetry between Khalkha and Uyghur, this paper argues that certain postverbal constituents (PVC) in discourse-configurational SOV languages are derived via rightward movement. ... More


Cross-linguistic landscape: Correlates of PP-ergativity

Maria Polinsky

in Deconstructing Ergativity: Two Types of Ergative Languages and Their Features

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256586
eISBN:
9780190256616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256586.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Several properties seem to correlate with the availability of PP-ergative subjects. First, since such ergative subjects are not DP-like, they may not be the best candidates to satisfy the requirement ... More


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