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Head-Movement and EPP-Features

Ian G. Roberts

in Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter compares two types of movement trigger: the F* system of Roberts (2001), Roberts and Roussou (2003) and Chomsky's EPP feature. As a preliminary to this, there is a technical discussion ... More


Neuromuscular transmission

Daniel Kernell

in The Motoneurone and its Muscle Fibres

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526551
eISBN:
9780191723896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526551.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The connection between motoneuronal axons and skeletal muscle fibres (neuromuscular junction, NMJ) shares basic characteristics with many excitatory chemical synapses inside the central nervous ... More


Subjects on the Edge

Anna Roussou

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/9780199584352.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that: a) ‘infinitival’ to is a locative (like prepositional to) which takes a verbal complement and introduces an unrealized subject (EPP) with a variable interpretation (control, ... More


On the Germanic properties of Old French

Eric Mathieu

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter shows that, in addition to V2, Stylistic Fronting and Quirky subjects, Old French had the following Germanic properties: Object Shift and Transitive Expletive Constructions. All these ... 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


Movement Triggers and Reflexivization in Korean-English Codeswitching

Daniel L. Finer

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Sentences displaying codeswitching between Korean (SOV) and English (SVO) can show either SOV or SVO orders. As in monolingual sentences, the SOV order correlates with the presence of a Korean verb ... More


Argument Licensing and Agreement

Claire Halpert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190256470
eISBN:
9780190256500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256470.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Nouns in many Bantu languages show a strikingly unrestricted syntactic distribution, leading to proposals that syntactic case does not play an active role in the grammar of Bantu. This book argues ... 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


A-Movement in Pseudogapping

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the assumption that Pseudogapping is similar to the VP Ellipsis construction, with additional movement of non-elided material out of the structure specified for deletion, this chapter ... 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


Introduction

Claire Halpert

in Argument Licensing and Agreement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190256470
eISBN:
9780190256500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256470.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces some novel properties of Zulu agreement and movement and asks what makes it and other Bantu languages look so different from other languages in these respects, laying out the ... More


Variation in the Syntactic Landscape

Claire Halpert

in Argument Licensing and Agreement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190256470
eISBN:
9780190256500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256470.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This concluding chapter reviews the basic evidence behind the proposals in this book and offers a number of conclusions about syntactic variation. It suggests that while Zulu shows evidence for novel ... 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


Changing EPP parameters: Clause structure in Classical and Late Latin

Lieven Danckaert

in The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter starts with a description of the core facts concerning the VPAux/AuxVP alternation in the history of Latin. In the case of modal verbs and infinitives, there is a clear decline of the ... More


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