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Structure Building From Below: More on Survive and Covert Movement 1

Winfried Lechner

in Ways of Structure Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

In derivational models, syntactic dislocation can be motivated by one of two requirements. Either a node moves in order to obtain a closer relation with a matching set of features higher in the tree, ... More


Sluicing without wh-movement in Malagasy *

Ileana Paul and Eric Potsdam

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The standard analysis of sluicing, in which wh-movement is followed by clausal deletion, predicts that sluicing should not be found in languages that do not have wh-movement. Such a conclusion has ... More


Diagnosing Covert Movement: The Duke of York and Reconstruction

Winfried Lechner

in Diagnosing Syntax

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199602490
eISBN:
9780191757297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602490.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter pursues the two objectives of summarizing syntactic tests for covert dislocation operations from the literature and developing a pair of new diagnostics for silent movement. The first ... More


Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Heejeong Ko

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a discussion concerning cyclic syntax by examining the characteristics of syntactic edges and their interactions with linearization and movement. In particular, it contributes to ... More


The structure of the predicate and its place in the sentence

Diane Massam

in Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198793557
eISBN:
9780191835339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793557.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter focuses on the predicate in Niuean, both on its position in the VSO sentence and on its internal form. It is argued that Niuean has a configurational merge structure, with the object ... More


Verb Second and the Left Edge Filling Trigger

Mélanie Jouitteau

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is an inquiry into the subcomponent of the Extended Projection Principle (EPP) that is relevant for second position phenomena: the Left Edge Filling Trigger (LEFT). LEFT basically ... More


Edges of complement predication

Heejeong Ko

in Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 4 examines the consequences of Cyclic Linearization for (re)orderings in complement predicational domains such as small clauses, infinitival clauses, and sentential predication. In ... More


Edges of adjunct and secondary predication

Heejeong Ko

in Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199660261
eISBN:
9780191749162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660261.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 5 explores interactions between types of predication and ordering patterns at syntactic edges. First, it argues that scrambling within a resultative predication is impossible owing to the ... More


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