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The Logic of Contrast

B. Elan Dresher

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines the notion of contrast in phonology and gives a formal account of two competing approaches to assigning contrastive feature specifications: contrast based on an ordering of ... 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


Phrasal Movement and Its Discontents: Diseases and Diagnoses

David Pesetsky

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/9780199602490.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter starts from the observation that a diagnostic is simply an argument in which one has particular confidence, put to practical use. The logical space of possible arguments for phrasal ... More


Introduction

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/9780262014304.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book explores the consequences of Noam Chomsky’s theory that head movement is not part of narrow syntax and argues that the current notion of syntax can and must accommodate a species of head ... More


The Meaning of More

Alexis Wellwood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book re-imagines the compositional semantics of comparative constructions with words like “more”. It argues for a revision of one of the fundamental assumptions of the degree semantics framework ... More


The limiting theory

Alexis Wellwood

in The Meaning of More

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter considers how the compositional theory argued for in the preceding chapters might apply to a variety of additional cases where a lexical, degree-theoretic semantics has been proposed. ... More


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