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Case, Agreement, and Mutation

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/9780195168211.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter attempts to find the corollaries of the parameter values responsible for the movements identified as underlying VSO order in Chapter 1. A comparison with the behaviour of subject clitics ... More


Valuing V features and N features: What adjuncts tell us about case, agreement, and syntax in general

Joseph Emonds

in Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter describes many superficially diverse adjuncts. These are then reduced to two types: underlying PPs and ‘agreeing’ adjuncts. It proposes to answer: Why only these two? A general principle ... More


Case morphology and island repair ∗

Masanori Nakamura

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

It has been suggested that in certain languages including Japanese (Fukui and Sakai 2003), morphological case is licensed in PF. If case in Japanese is indeed a PF phenomenon, then it is expected to ... More


Arguments as Relations

John Bowers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014311
eISBN:
9780262289252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014311.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book proposes a radically new approach to argument structure that has the potential to unify data from a wide range of different language types in terms of a simple and universal syntactic ... More


Distinctness

Norvin Richards

in Uttering Trees

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Several phenomena in different languages seem to be constrained by a ban on multiple objects of the same type that are too close together. This chapter attempts to develop a general theory of bans of ... More


On the Development of Case Theory: Triumphs and Challenges

Howard Lasnik

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/9780262062787.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Drawing on Jean-Roger Vergnaud’s argument that notions of Case and government are deeply embedded in the principles of Universal Grammar, this chapter explores the evolution of Case theory, which ... More


Introduction

Robert Freidin, David Michaels, Carlos P. Otero, and Maria Luisa Zubizarreta

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/9780262062787.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Jean-Roger Vergnaud made significant contributions to linguistics through research, including his 1974 PhD dissertation on French restrictive relative clauses, as well as his work on movement and ... More


Uttering Trees

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book investigates the conditions imposed upon syntax by the need to create syntactic objects that can be interpreted by phonology — that is, objects which can be pronounced. Drawing extensively ... More


The Contingencies of Life

John Kekes

in Human Predicaments: And What to Do about Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359458
eISBN:
9780226359595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359595.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The imperfection of justice is an unavoidable problem in our evaluative framework. We often do not get what we deserve and get what we do not deserve. The reason for this is that the contingencies of ... More


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