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Apparent Hyper‐raising in Brazilian Portuguese: Agreement with Topics across a Finite CP

Ana Maria Martins and Jairo Nunes

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/9780199584352.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that constructions that apparently involve hyper‐raising with resumption in Brazilian Portuguese actually result from A‐movement of an embedded topic. This chapter accounts for ... More


On Phases

Noam Chomsky

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the “strong minimalist thesis” (SMT) that language is an optimal solution to interface conditions that must be satisfied by the faculty of language. SMT emerged within the ... More


Head Movement and the Theory of Movement

Ian Roberts

in Agreement and Head Movement: Clitics, Incorporation, and Defective Goals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014304
eISBN:
9780262289726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014304.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores how head movement relates to the general theory of movement, focusing on “excorporation” and the Head Movement Constraint (HMC). Whereas excorporation is permitted in head ... More


Concluding remarks

Heejeong Ko

in Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 6 evaluates my proposal against other influential models of cyclic syntax, and wraps up the discussion with an overall summary. In particular, it consider the impact of its arguments for ... More


Edges of primary predication

Heejeong Ko

in Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 2 investigates the consequences of Cyclic Linearization for scrambling and quantifier stranding. I start the discussion by introducing a long-standing puzzle concerning a subject–object ... More


Nested phase interpretation and the PIC

Heather Newell (ed.)

in The Structure of Words at the Interfaces

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778264
eISBN:
9780191823770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778264.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates phonological, morphological, and syntactic phenomena, aiming to demonstrate that the Phase Impenetrability Condition (Chomsky 2001) is epiphenomenal. The chapter therefore ... More


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