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Beyond the Autonomy of Syntax

Wolfram Hinzen

in Mind Design and Minimal Syntax

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199289257
eISBN:
9780191706424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289257.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that syntax in the sense of the generative tradition has never been autonomous. The non-Chomskyan assumption that it is or has been, found for example in Jackendoff's views of the ... More


The Phrase-structural Diversity of Periphrasis: A Lexicalist Account

Olivier Bonami and Gert Webelhuth

in Periphrasis: The Role of Syntax and Morphology in Paradigms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265253
eISBN:
9780191760419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265253.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Periphrastic constructions in related and well-studied languages such as English, German, and French exhibit significant diversity in their syntactic structure. In English the main verb combines with ... More


An Evolutionary Perspective on the Architecture

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

One of the issues raised by the nativist claim is that the capacity to learn language must have emerged at some point in the evolution of the human species. However, it is difficult to see how a ... More


Adjunction and 3D phrase structure: A study of Norwegian adverbials

Tor A. Åfarli

in The Sound Patterns of Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199556861
eISBN:
9780191722271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556861.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

The distributional flexibility shown by adverbials in Norwegian is explained by assuming a 3D phrase structure where adverbials originate in the third dimension and are “bent” into the ... More


Syntactic nativism: language development within rationalism

James Russell

in What is Language Development?: Rationalist, empiricist, and pragmatist approaches to the acquisition of syntax

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198530862
eISBN:
9780191728136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530862.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This section first describes the historical development of the Chomskyan theory, from ‘Syntactic Structures’ in the 1950s, to his current ‘Minimalist Programme’. On Minimalism, the nature of syntax ... More


MELODIC TURNS

LLOYD WHITESELL

in The Music of Joni Mitchell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195307993
eISBN:
9780199864003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307993.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter studies Mitchell's intricate melodic structures. The first section shows how she devises variations on standard popular song forms. The second section examines her nonformulaic approach ... More


Feature geometry and predictions of locality

Ivan A. Sag

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that grammar is a set of local constraints. The Sign‐Based Construction Grammar architecture is feature‐based and model‐theoretic, utilizing constructs (mother–daughter ... More


Lexicalism

Anat Ninio

in Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter reviews the lexicalist stance of present-day generative linguistics. It argues that as all syntax is in the lexicon, children do not develop abstract schemas or rules but operate solely ... More


Models of Sentence Processing

Erik D. Reichle

in Computational Models of Reading: A Handbook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780195370669
eISBN:
9780190853822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195370669.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter first describes what has been learned about how readers process sentences, using information from individual words in combination with linguistic knowledge to generate larger units of ... More


Describing syntactic structures

Mary Dalrymple, John J. Lowe, and Louise Mycock

in The Oxford Reference Guide to Lexical Functional Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198733300
eISBN:
9780191874246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733300.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter focuses on how to formulate descriptions of and constraints on c-structure, f-structure, and the relation between them. We show how these constraints, which are a part of the formal ... More


Architectural Issues

Robert Truswell

in Events, Phrases, and Questions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

A locality condition stated in terms of events raises questions concerning modularity. Why can a syntactic condition be constrained by semantic factors. Attempts to syntacticize the Single Event ... More


Categories and Transformations

Noam Chomsky

in The Minimalist Program

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262527347
eISBN:
9780262327282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527347.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter analyzes the minimalist framework for Universal Grammar, with particular emphasis on functional categories and transformations, and revises it step by step in an effort to approach as ... More


Halves Requiring Completion

Megan Kaes Long

in Hearing Homophony: Tonal Expectation at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190851903
eISBN:
9780190851934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851903.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Sixteenth-century theorists did not describe phrase structure; they were concerned instead with counterpoint. But phrase was an unavoidable consideration in the fast-paced, syllabic environment of ... More


Linearization

Juan Uriagereka

in Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

How are complex thoughts translated into simple signals? The human motor system makes our inner information public, and our sensory mechanisms reconstruct it back into an intelligible format. Such a ... More


Constituent structure

Mary Dalrymple, John J. Lowe, and Louise Mycock

in The Oxford Reference Guide to Lexical Functional Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198733300
eISBN:
9780191874246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733300.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the organization of overt phrasal syntactic representation, the constituent structure or c-structure. Section 3.1 discusses some traditional arguments for constituent structure ... More


Sub‐extraction

Juan Uriagereka

in Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines derivational vortices, i.e., points in a derivation that the MSO system predicts should spell out separately. In particular, it explores the possibility that such domains are ... More


Depictives in English and Warlpiri

Jane Simpson

in Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter compares depictive secondary predicates in English and Warlpiri. In English, heavy constraints are given to depictives in terms of their phrase structure position, their co-occurrence ... More


Cyclicity

Juan Uriagereka

in Spell‐Out and the Minimalist Program

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593521
eISBN:
9780191731402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593521.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter marks a case for cyclicity conditions at several levels, all of which seem compatible, although they might originate from different causes. The first situation analyzed involves ... More


Secondary Predication and Adverbial Modification: The Typology of Depictives

Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Eva F. Schultze-Berndt (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272266
eISBN:
9780191709975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272266.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Depictive secondary predicates such as ‘raw’ in ‘George ate the fish raw’ are important for current issues in syntactic and semantic theory, in particular predication theory, phrase structure ... More


Specifiers and Phrase Structure

Terje Lohndal

in Phrase Structure and Argument Structure: A Case Study of the Syntax-Semantics Interface

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199677115
eISBN:
9780191756351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677115.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Specifiers have occupied a central role in the history of generative grammar. The goal of the present chapter is to argue that specifiers qua specifiers do not play a role as the target of various ... More


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