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The Speaker's Projection

Alessandra Giorgi

in About the Speaker: Towards a Syntax of Indexicality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571895
eISBN:
9780191722073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571895.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter I address some questions concerning the interpretation of an embedded verbal form in Italian. In this language, as in several other Romance and Germanic languages, the embedded verbal ... More


The category of the to-infinitive

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that the to-infinitive cannot be analysed as a prepositional phrase in Old English. Its distribution is no longer that of a to-PP, its dative inflection has fossilized and does ... More


The changing status of infinitival to

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that to in Old English is semantically occupying the same niche as the subjunctive ending (or, for Present-day English, the modal verb that has taken over the subjunctive ... More


PF Feature Checking

Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman

in Beyond Morphology: Interface Conditions on Word Formation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267286
eISBN:
9780191708312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267286.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter extends the approach of Chapter 6 to the operation of feature checking. Some forms of agreement seem to be sensitive to whether or not the controller is right-adjacent to the target, a ... More


The Structure and Interpretation of (Romance) Complementizers

M. Rita Manzini

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/9780199584352.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

The Romance che‐type complementizer belongs to the same morpholexical series as wh‐phrases. This chapter proposes that both as a wh‐phrase and as a complementizer, che is nominal and argumental — ... 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


Speech Production in Broca’s Agrammatic Aphasia: Syntactic Tree Pruning

Naama Friedmann

in Broca's Region

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177640
eISBN:
9780199864799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Agrammatic aphasia, a deficit that usually occurs following brain lesion in Broca's area and its vicinity in the left hemisphere, causes individuals to lose their ability to produce syntactically ... More


Conjugated ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ in SDR-Dialects

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

in The Syntax of Ellipsis: Evidence from Dutch Dialects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195375640
eISBN:
9780199871612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the fact that in certain dialects of Dutch the polarity markers yes and no can be accompanied by subject clitics and/or agreement suffixes. Just as in the previous chapter, ... More


Can We Ever See the Speaker's Coordinates in the C‐layer?

Alessandra Giorgi

in About the Speaker: Towards a Syntax of Indexicality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571895
eISBN:
9780191722073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571895.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

I concluded in the previous chapter that the Complementizer‐layer includes a position for the speaker's temporal coordinate. The issue I consider here is whether this position can ever be overtly ... More


A Remnant Movement Account of Restructuring

Roland Hinterhölzl

in Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308211
eISBN:
9780199867318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides an alternative account for Verb Raising and Verb Projection Raising in a VO-based approach. It begins by discussing how the verb-final pattern in infinitives can be derived in ... More


Explaining the Models and Their Uses

CAROL MYERS-SCOTTON

in Contact Linguistics: Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299530
eISBN:
9780191708107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299530.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter clarifies the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) model in a number of ways: identifying the Matrix Language (ML); details of the Matrix Language-Embedded Language opposition; the outsider late ... More


Lexical Complementizers and Headless Relatives

Paola Benincà

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/9780199746736.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter concentrates on a specific aspect of headless relatives as they appear in contemporary and earlier varieties of Italo–Romance—as well as in earlier varieties of English—namely the ... More


Configurationality and the rise of functional structure

Adam Ledgeway

in From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584376
eISBN:
9780191741463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584376.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter shows that, in contrast to Latin, the Romance languages present abundant evidence for the widespread existence of functional structure and associated functional categories in the left ... More


The Evolution of Functional Left Peripheries in Hungarian Syntax

Katalin É. Kiss (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709855
eISBN:
9780191780165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709855.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Hungarian, a Ugric language of the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic language family, is one of a handful of non-Indo-European languages with a documented history spanning more than 800 years. This ... More


Irish

Ash Asudeh

in The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter applies the Resource Management Theory of Resumption to data from Irish. I first present the basic clausal structure of Irish that I am adopting, based on antecedent work that is adapted ... More


Hebrew

Ash Asudeh

in The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter extends the analysis of Irish to Hebrew. The resumptive pronoun system of Hebrew is shown to be similar to that of Irish. With respect to distribution, resumptive pronouns occur in every ... More


Swedish

Ash Asudeh

in The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199206421
eISBN:
9780191738081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206421.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates resumptive pronouns in Swedish, which have puzzlingly gap-like syntactic properties. I argue, based on form and interpretation, that Swedish resumptive are nevertheless not ... More


Structure

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume III: Phonology-Syntax Analogies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608331
eISBN:
9780191732119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608331.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines structural properties that in some form seem to be central to syntax, but at most marginal in phonology. Firstly, it looks at the presence of lexical derivation involving ... More


A Note on Kim’s Korean Question Particles Seen as Pronouns

Michal Starke

in Exploring Nanosyntax

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190876746
eISBN:
9780190876784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876746.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Kim (2011) observes that particles marking Korean clauses as interrogatives have the same shape as second person pronouns and proposes that this is because the particles are the addressee of a ... More


Locus of negation in syntactic structure

Ahmad Alqassas

in A Multi-locus Analysis of Arabic Negation: Micro-variation in Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433143
eISBN:
9781474460156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433143.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The literature on the locus of negation in syntactic structure focuses primarily on the position of negation relative to the spine of the clause, the Inflectional Phrase (IP/TP), and whether the ... More


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