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On the Left Edge in UG: A Reply to McCloskey

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/9780195179163.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the debate concerning leftward versus rightward movements in the context of a proposal by James McCloskey concerning Irish. It is argued that, by bringing in considerations from ... More


Postverbal Constituents in SOV Languages *

Balkız Öztürk

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/9780199684359.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the asymmetry between Khalkha and Uyghur, this paper argues that certain postverbal constituents (PVC) in discourse-configurational SOV languages are derived via rightward movement. ... More


Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English (1997) *

Michael S. Rochemont and Peter W. Culicover

in Explaining Syntax: Representations, Structures, and Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660230
eISBN:
9780191748240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the properties of rightward positioned adjuncts in English that are in some sense dependent for their interpretation on a position elsewhere in the sentence, e.g., relative and ... More


Antisymmetry and Heavy NP Shift across Germanic

Joel C. Wallenberg

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter compares a number of possible approaches to a unified analysis of Heavy NP Shift (HNPS) across Germanic, both antisymmetric (following Kayne 1994) and rightward‐movement‐based. The study ... More


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