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The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles, Wh-Movement, and Pied-Piping

Seth Cable

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195392265
eISBN:
9780199866526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392265.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book puts forth a novel syntactic and semantic analysis of wh-questions based upon in-depth study of the Tlingit language, an endangered and under-documented language of North America. A major ... More


Applications to Other Wh-Fronting Languages, Pied-Piping, and Intervention Effects

Seth Cable

in The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles, Wh-Movement, and Pied-Piping

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195392265
eISBN:
9780199866526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392265.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins the argument that the ‘Q-based’ account should be extended to all other wh-fronting languages. It first presents some general typological and learning-theoretic arguments. These ... More


Applications to Wh-In Situ Languages

Seth Cable

in The Grammar of Q: Q-Particles, Wh-Movement, and Pied-Piping

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195392265
eISBN:
9780199866526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392265.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter applies the core ideas underlying the ‘Q-based’ account to the analysis of wh-in situ languages. It is shown that wh-in situ languages comprise at least two distinct syntactic types, ... More


Gross Minimality

Carlo Cecchetto and Caterina Donati

in (Re)labeling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028721
eISBN:
9780262327220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028721.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In movement chains where there is a Probe, it naturally restricts the search of the copy, and only an element bearing the probed feature and c-commanding the copy intervenes and disrupts the ... More


Causal Impact: From Exposures to Interventions

Daniel Westreich

in Epidemiology by Design: A Causal Approach to the Health Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190665760
eISBN:
9780190665791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665760.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

In Chapter 9, the author discusses the causal impact framework, an approach to epidemiologic methods that can be used to move from internally valid estimates to externally valid estimates to valid ... More


Foreign Exchange Market Intervention: 1991–2011

Shinji Takagi

in Conquering the Fear of Freedom: Japanese Exchange Rate Policy since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198714651
eISBN:
9780191782893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714651.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 6 reviews Japan’s official foreign exchange market intervention, which became virtually the only standard tool of managing the exchange rate. After presenting an overview of the institutional ... More


Locating Wh-Intervention Effects at CP

Barry Chung-Yu Yang

in The Cartography of Chinese Syntax: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 11

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190210687
eISBN:
9780190210717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210687.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chinese, being a language with rich inventory in CP domain, provides a new testing ground for the numerous approaches of intervention effects which, despite their diverse theoretical backgrounds, ... More


The Role of Theory in Documentation: Intervention Effects and Missing Gaps in the Krachi documentary Record

Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This article presents a case study of an instance in which the influence of linguistic theory on descriptive fieldwork has led to both the discovery and the remedy of missing gaps in the ... More


(Re)labeling

Carlo Cecchetto and Caterina Donati

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028721
eISBN:
9780262327220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028721.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book owes its title to a simple idea: words are special because they can provide a label for free when they merge with some other category. An exemplification of this special power of words is ... More


Verbal Answers to Yes/No Questions, Focus, and Ellipsis

Andrew Simpson

in Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945658
eISBN:
9780190201104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945658.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter considers fragment and particle answer-forms to yes-no questions in Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, and English. It is argued that fragment answers in these languages result from movement ... More


Introduction

Márta Abrusán

in Weak Island Semantics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The introductory chapter starts with a brief overview of the topic of island violations. It presents previous syntactic and semantic proposals about weak islands, discussing their merits and ... More


Weak Island Semantics

Márta Abrusán

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents a novel semantic account of weak, or selective, islands. Weak islands are configurations that block the displacement of certain elements in a sentence. Examples of island ... More


Introduction

Gennaro Chierchia

in Logic in Grammar: Polarity, Free Choice, and Intervention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199697977
eISBN:
9780191765971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697977.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

The introduction sets the stage for the inquiry pursued in the book. The items to be studied include: Universal Free Choice items: English any, Italian qualunque (free choice items with a universal ... More


Leftward Stylistic Displacement (LSD) in Medieval French

Marie Labelle and Paul Hirschbühler

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/9780198747840.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

It is argued that, contrary to recent analyses, there was no stylistic fronting of the Icelandic type in Medieval French but a number of leftward stylistic displacements (LSD). The arguments against ... More


Negative Islands*

Márta Abrusán

in Weak Island Semantics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter proposes an explanation for the oddness of negative islands, such as *How didn’t John behave at the party? and *How many children doesn’t John have?. These examples contrast with Who ... More


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