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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


Constraints on Pied-Piping and Secondary Wh-Fronting

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/9780195392265.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter continues the argument that the ‘Q-based’ account should be extended to all other wh-fronting languages. The focus of this chapter is the constraints on pied-piping in many of the ... More


Introduction

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/9780195392265.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The wh-constructions of Tlingit are introduced, as are the central empirical and theoretical puzzles concerning pied-piping structures. The proposed ‘Q-based analysis’ of Tlingit wh-constructions is ... 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


The return of the Subset Principle *

Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter reconsiders the role of the Subset Principle in language acquisition and change, arguing that consideration of true formal optionality enables one to define grammars generating languages ... More


Wh inside islands

Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter asks whether wh in-situ can violate islands. The semantic challenge posed by pied piping of DPs/PPs, in English or in-situ languages, is discussed. One solution is to reconstruct. ... More


Head Movement and Pied-Piping

Ian Roberts

in Agreement and Head Movement: Clitics, Incorporation, and Defective Goals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014304
eISBN:
9780262289726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014304.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

According to Noam Chomsky, Move is the combination of Agree, Merge, and Pied-pipe. It decomposes into three more primitive operations, whereas Merge takes two syntactic objects—α and β—and forms a ... More


Combinatory Categorial Grammar

Mark Steedman

in Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter focuses on the Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG), a strongly lexicalized theory of grammar in which grammatical categories consist of a syntactic type defining valency, along with a ... More


Movement as delayed evaluation: Wh‐fronting

Chris Barker and Chung-Chieh Shan

in Continuations and Natural Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 5 extends the fragment to handle wh‐question formation by introducing the type‐shifter FRONT. This type‐shifter captures the systematic syntactic relationship between in‐situ wh‐questions and ... More


The relationship between PP-ergativity and DP-ergativity: Phylogeny and ontogeny

Maria Polinsky

in Deconstructing Ergativity: Two Types of Ergative Languages and Their Features

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256586
eISBN:
9780190256616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256586.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter considers possible diachronic and acquisitional connections between the PP-ergative type and the DP-ergative type. As emphasized throughout this book, each type comes with a set of ... More


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