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On Some Prepositions That Look DP-Internal: English of and French de

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/9780195179163.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the question of prepositions, pursuing the argument in favor of an above-verb phrase (VP) source for some of them. Certain quantifier movements must then be reanalyzed as ... More


Introduction

Roland Hinterhölzl

in Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308211
eISBN:
9780199867318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins by examining the connections between remnant movement, scrambling, and restructuring. It introduces a number of phenomena and concepts essential for the description of the ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Roland Hinterhölzl

in Scrambling, Remnant Movement, and Restructuring in West Germanic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195308211
eISBN:
9780199867318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308211.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book has explained three salient syntactic phenomena in West Germanic, namely scrambling, remnant movement, and restructuring, and their interdependence was investigated in detail. It was argued ... More


Information structure and OV order

þorbjörg Hróarsdóttir

in Information Structure: Theoretical, Typological, and Experimental Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570959
eISBN:
9780191721786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570959.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 11 ‘Information Structure and OV order’ by Þorbjörg Hróarsdóttir studies the change from object‐verb order to verb‐object order. A number of European languages have undergone such a change ... More


LF-Effects of Head Movement

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/9780262014304.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter challenges Noam Chomsky’s proposition that the semantic effects of head-raising in the core inflectional system are slight or non-existent, in contrast with XP-movement, and instead, ... More


The syntax of answers

Anders Holmberg

in The Syntax of Yes and No

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198701859
eISBN:
9780191771590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701859.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Answers to yes–no questions are sentences even when they are just a question particle or just a verb. An answer can be a declarative sentence expressing one of the alternative propositions posed by ... More


Conclusions

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/9780262014304.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book has explored head movement based on the central idea of minimal phases, and has argued that it cannot and should not be eliminated from narrow syntax, therefore implying a reconsideration ... More


Binominal Each: A DP that May Not Be

Tim Stowell

in Strategies of Quantification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter proposes a new analysis of the binominal each construction. This construction is of interest because it presents the quantifier each in a non‐standard position for a quantifier, widely ... More


Left-corner parsing of minimalist grammars

Tim Hunter

in Minimalist Parsing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198795087
eISBN:
9780191836459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795087.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Much recent research in experimental psycholinguistics revolves around the resolution of long-distance dependencies, and the manner in which the human sentence processor “retrieves’” elements from ... More


Pseudo-clefts and semi-clefts: An analysis based on Portuguese

Mary A. Kato and Carlos Mioto

in The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190465889
eISBN:
9780190465919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465889.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Portuguese and Caribbean Spanish exhibit a type of construction traditionally analyzed as a reduced pseudo-cleft, the semi-clefts, derived through the erasure of the WH-operator, or containing a null ... More


Islands: Preliminaries

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Classical NEG Raising: An Essay on the Syntax of Negation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027311
eISBN:
9780262323840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027311.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter shows that Classical NEG Raising (NR) is sensitive to syntactic islands and describes the islands resulting from clausal passivization and topicalization. It first considers strict ... More


Antisymmetry and Hixkaryana *

Michael Barrie

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/9780199684359.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes an analysis for the basic clause structure of Hixkaryana, an OVS language, within an Antisymmetric framework. There are two important contributions to the study of OVS languages ... More


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