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Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Ian G. Roberts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This work provides an analysis of word order and clause structure in Welsh, within the context of a minimalist version of principles and parameters theory. The central issue is the analysis of VSO ... More


Causal Verbs and Sentential Complements

Paul M. Pietroski

in Events and Semantic Architecture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Conjunctivism is preferable to Functionism, even for many cases of verbs combining with arguments. Conjunctivists can provide an attractive account of causative constructions, like ‘Pat boiled the ... More


Antisymmetry and Japanese

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses antisymmetry and returns to the question of prepositions, by addressing the question of how the syntax of postpositions is to be integrated into the above-verb phrase ... More


The C-System and the Extended Projection Principle

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/9780195168211.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with the nature and structure of the C-system in Welsh and Breton. The central question is whether the EPP holds at the C-level in these languages (since earlier chapters have ... More


Merging Features: Computation, Interpretation, and Acquisition

José M. Brucart, Anna Gavarró, and Jaume Solà (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199553266
eISBN:
9780191720833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents new work on how Merge and formal features, two Basic factors in the Minimalist program, should determine the syntactic computation of natural language. Merge combines similar ... More


Mapping the Left Periphery: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 5

Paola Benincà and Nicola Munaro (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740376
eISBN:
9780199895304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740376.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The empirical work on sentence structure over the last several years has been advanced by the so-called cartographic program, which aims to provide a map of the functional projections in clausal ... More


Functional Structure from Top to Toe: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9

Peter Svenonius (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199740390
eISBN:
9780199378548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740390.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book is a Festschrift for Tarald Taraldsen. It consists of nine chapters on central issues in theoretical comparative syntax. The first three chapters deal with subject extraction, null ... More


Force and Provocation

Phil Branigan

in Provocative Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014991
eISBN:
9780262295673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014991.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter analyzes Germanic embedded clause structure, in which provocation within the “left periphery” is shown to explain the distribution and intricacies of various types of complementizers ... More


Topicalization, inversion, and complementizers in English Topicalization, inversion, and complementizers in English (1992) *

Peter W. Culicover

in Explaining Syntax: Representations, Structures, and Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660230
eISBN:
9780191748240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides evidence that there are two complementizer-type positions in English, each of which is the head of a maximal projection. The two heads, C and Pol, permit the explanation of a ... More


Explaining the Final-over-Final Constraint: Formal and Functional Approaches *

Michelle Sheehan

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/9780199684359.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The mainstream view of sentence-final particles (SFPs) in Chinese varieties has been that they are some species of C-head merged with the sentence (i.e. IP). Recently proposed universals of phrase ... More


From non-finite to finite subordination: The history of embedded clauses1

Júlia Bácskai-Atkári and Éva DéKány

in The Evolution of Functional Left Peripheries in Hungarian Syntax

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709855
eISBN:
9780191780165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709855.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter surveys the history of embedded clauses. We hypothesize that the unwritten Proto-Hungarian was an SOV language with unmarked objects. By the emergence of linguistic records in Old ... More


The relative cycle in Hungarian declaratives

Julia Bacskai-Atkari

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines word order variation and change in the high CP-domain of Hungarian embedded clauses containing the finite subordinating C head hogy ‘that’. It is argued that the complementizer ... More


Mapping indexical and anaphoric CPs onto Plains Cree's morphosyntax

Clare Cook

in The Clause-Typing System of Plains Cree: Indexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199654536
eISBN:
9780191747939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654536.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 2 investigates the internal structure of Plains Cree verbal complexes, using evidence from the function, ordering, and distribution of morphology within the verbal complexes. Independent and ... More


Reconciling syntactic and post-syntactic complementizer agreement

Sarah G. Courtney

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/9780198747840.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Focusing on the microvariation found in complementizer agreement (CA) in Germanic dialects, this chapter seeks to reconcile the syntactic and post-syntactic analyses given in previous treatments. ... More


Functional categories

Adam Ledgeway

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0046
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is critically to address from a comparative perspective some of the most important issues in the syntax of Romance functional categories, including the emergence of ... More


Relative clauses

Elisabeth Stark

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0064
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

The main goal of this chapter is to provide a descriptive and critical overview of the some of the most striking and interesting problems and questions related to issues in Romance relative clause ... More


Subjects, complementizers, and clitics

Virginia Hill and Gabriela Alboiu

in Verb Movement and Clause Structure in Old Romanian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736509
eISBN:
9780191800290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736509.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Old Romanian has the VSO parametric setting in both root and embedded clauses. The list of complementizers has undergone radical changes towards Modern Romanian, especially in the case of de. Clitics ... More


Introduction: Functional Structure from Top to Toe

Peter Svenonius (ed.)

in Functional Structure from Top to Toe: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199740390
eISBN:
9780199378548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740390.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Tarald Taraldsen has made many important contributions to linguistic theory over the years. The chapters here connect to that body of work in at least three domains. One group of Chapters addresses ... More


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