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Neurophysiology and Psychophysics

Norma van Surdam Graham

in Visual Pattern Analyzers

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195051544
eISBN:
9780199872183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195051544.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter provides the necessary background for the study of visual pattern analyzers (e.g., spatial frequency and orientation-selective channels, direction-selective mechanisms). It briefly ... More


Backward Binding and the C-T Phase: A Case of Syntactic Haplology *

Christer Platzack

in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746736
eISBN:
9780199949519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates a surprising difference between V2 languages and other languages, a difference that seems to be a consequence of the distribution of functional projections. Whereas V2 ... More


On the Nature of the V2 System of Medieval Romance

Giampaolo Salvi

in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746736
eISBN:
9780199949519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the structure of the left periphery and V2. It outlines a detailed map of the CP domain of Medieval Romance and argues that one of the syntactic positions traditionally ... More


Introduction

Agnes Jäger, Gisella Ferraresi, and Helmut Weiß

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introductory chapter provides important background information for the readers of the volume. It describes the aims of the volume, which is the first comprehensive and concise generative ... More


The V2 syntax of Medieval Romance

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a detailed presentation of the main data and arguments which have been proposed in favour of claiming that the Medieval Romance languages were V2 systems and considers data from ... More


Rethinking Medieval Romance V2

Sam Wolfe

in Verb Second in Medieval Romance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804673
eISBN:
9780191842887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804673.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a comprehensive formal account of the V2 property in Medieval Romance. A number of points of continuity between varieties are highlighted, which are linked to the presence of a ... More


Diagnosing embedded V2 in Old English and Old French

Christine Meklenborg Salvesen and George Walkden

in Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198747840
eISBN:
9780191810732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747840.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old English (OE) and Old French (OF) both display verb-second (V2) word order in main declarative clauses. Different models may account for V2: (a) the finite verb must move to a head in the CP ... More


Old Gallo-Romance, periodization, and the left periphery

Sam Wolfe

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter seeks to reappraise the value of periodization for both early French and Occitan, by analysing a range of syntactic changes including verb placement, inversion effects, the structure of ... More


Resumptive structures in a Gallo-Romance perspective

Christine Meklenborg

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old French and old Occitan both have access to the resumptive particle SI that occurs in second position of the clause, between a fronted constituent and the finite verb. In this paper, the ... More


Variation in the Gallo-Romance left periphery: V2, complementizers, and the Gascon enunciative system

Adam Ledgeway

in Variation and Change in Gallo-Romance Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198840176
eISBN:
9780191875724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840176.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Exploiting parallels between nominal and clausal structures, it is argued that the strong / weak D dimension of parametric variation for nominals can be extended to clauses, such that V2 syntax can ... More


ENIAC Arrives at the Ballistic Research Lab

Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

in Eniac in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262033985
eISBN:
9780262334426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033985.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1947 ENIAC was unpacked and installed at the Ballistic Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland. This chapter explores its first fifteen months there, beginning with some context about the ... 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


Doubling-que embedded constructions in Old Portuguese: A diachronic perspective 1

Ilza Ribeiro and Maria A. Torres Morais

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/9780199659203.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

In this chapter, we discuss embedded constructions in Old Portuguese, in which two complementizers are phonologically realized, comparing them to similar constructions in Brazilian Portuguese and ... More


Probe-Goal Contiguity

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/9780262034425.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter generalizes the condition on wh-questions introduced in chapter 3 to relations between Probes and Goals more generally. Generalizing a result from the previous chapter, it is shown that ... More


Further Topics in Head Movement: V2, vP, and Infinitives

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/9780262034425.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter considers head-movement to positions other than tensed T: English wh-questions, V2, verb movement to v, and verb placement in infinitives. A condition of Stress Isomorphy is invoked to ... More


Higher-Level Processing and Visual Perception: Blindsight

John E. Dowling and Joseph L. Dowling

in Vision: How It Works and What Can Go Wrong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034616
eISBN:
9780262333566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034616.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Cortical area V1 projects mainly to adjacent area V2 where stripe-like regions contain neurons mainly orientation-selective, movement-sensitive, or color-selective. From there, neurons project to ... More


Beyond the Retina: Pathways to Perception and Action

Peter Sterling

in Principles of Neural Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028707
eISBN:
9780262327312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028707.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Retinal and early central circuits match neural resources to the physical distribution of information in the environment. These circuits are optimized to package spatial and temporal information ... More


Structural Ambiguity as a Possible Trigger of Syntactic Change

Meisel Jurgen M., Elsig Martin, and Rinke Esther

in Language Acquisition and Change: A Morphosyntactic Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748642250
eISBN:
9780748695157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642250.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Structural ambiguity is attributed a central role as a driving force in diachronic change. However, what is referred to as structural ambiguity in theories of language change does not necessarily ... More


Verb Movement to C: From Agrammatic Aphasia to Syntactic Analysis

Naama Friedmann

in Diagnosing Syntax

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Triggered Inversion, the movement of the verb to second sentential position in Hebrew, has received two different analyses. According to one analysis, the verb moves to C; according to the other it ... More


The Mixed OV/VO Syntax of Mòcheno Main Clauses: On the Interaction between High and Low Left Periphery

Federica Cognola

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/9780199684359.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the syntax of the direct object in the Tyrolean dialect Mòcheno, a mixed OV/VO language, and provide a novel account for the coexistence of the two word orders. The traditional ... More


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