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On the Necessity of Phi‐features: The Case of Bavarian Subject Extraction

Clemens Mayr

in The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter deals with long‐distance extraction of subjects in Bavarian, which violates the comp‐trace filter. It is argued that complementiser agreement licenses such extraction. In particular ... More


Locality: An Introduction

Enoch O. Aboh, Maria Teresa Guasti, and Ian Roberts

in Locality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945269
eISBN:
9780199369805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945269.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This brief introduction attempts to set the current papers, and thus indirectly the nature of Rizzi’s influence on the field, in context. Accordingly, §1 deals with the notion of locality in general ... More


Islandhood (Subjacency) as an epiphenomenon of evolutionary tinkering

Ljiljana Progovac

in Evolutionary Syntax

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736547
eISBN:
9780191800276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736547.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter on islandhood (Subjacency) is a good example of how evolutionary considerations of the kind pursued in this book can shed new light on the very nature of language design. Despite the ... More


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