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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


On the decline of edge-fronting from Latin to Romance

Adam Ledgeway

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Discontinuous structures produced by edge-fronting represent one distinctive feature of Latin regarding Romance. This difference follows from the head parameter: whereas Romance is consistently ... More


Inside the noun phrase and on the edge of 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/9780198793557.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

This chapter discusses the structure of the noun phrase, arguing that it is tightly parallel to the structure of the sentence, with C-movement within the extended nominal projection forming nP, ... More


VOAux: A typologically rare word order pattern

Lieven Danckaert

in The Development of Latin Clause Structure: A Study of the Extended Verb Phrase

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198759522
eISBN:
9780191820243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759522.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The starting point of this chapter is the observation that the diachrony of the OV/VO alternation is very different in clauses with a head-final (VPAux) and a head-initial (AuxVP) T-projection. ... More


A Stress-Based Theory of Disharmonic Word Orders *

Hisao Tokizaki and Yasutomo Kuwana

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/9780199684359.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that disharmonic orders are derived by partial roll-up movement of the complement to the specifier position of the head, which is constrained by the stress position in words and ... More


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