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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


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


Cross-linguistic variations in the interpretation of tense in mirative sentences: A view from Japanese mirative expressions nante/towa

Osamu Sawada and Jun Sawada

in Expressive Meaning Across Linguistic Levels and Frameworks

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198871217
eISBN:
9780191914225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871217.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the interpretation of tense in Japanese mirative sentences using nante/towa and considers cross-linguistic variations of mirativity in terms of tense. In Japanese, when ... More


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