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What Is Language Like? Moving On

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

in Simpler Syntax

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271092
eISBN:
9780191709418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271092.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This study proposed a substantial revision of the basic organization of language laid out by mainstream generative grammar. Many aspects of the revision have been in currency in one or another of the ... More


Ways of Structure Building

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume offers the reader a wide and updated view of some of the most important approaches to three key questions in contemporary syntactic theory: What are the operations available for ... More


Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Kirsten Gengel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a uniform account of various Ellipsis structures in generative grammar. Featuring previously unpublished (and hitherto unattested) empirical data from the Scandinavian languages as ... More


Provocative Syntax

Phil Branigan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014991
eISBN:
9780262295673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014991.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

Chomsky showed that no description of natural language syntax would be adequate without some notion of movement operations in a syntactic derivation. It now seems likely that such movement ... More


Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Dianne Jonas, John Whitman, and Andrew Garrett (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book advances research on grammatical change and shows the breadth and liveliness of the field. Leading international scholars report and reflect on the latest research into the nature and ... More


Provocation

Phil Branigan

in Provocative Syntax

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014991
eISBN:
9780262295673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014991.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter argues that most syntactic movement occurs as a result of a complex syntactic operation called provocation. It explains the internal details and mechanism of this operation, and the ... More


Word order change from a diachronic generative syntax perspective

Ana Maria Martins and Adriana Cardoso

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/9780198747307.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This introductory overview chapter focuses on the relation between movement operations and word order by assembling the pieces of information offered by the book’s authors. It shows how the essays ... More


Introduction

Márta Abrusán

in Weak Island Semantics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The introductory chapter starts with a brief overview of the topic of island violations. It presents previous syntactic and semantic proposals about weak islands, discussing their merits and ... More


The Unreasonable Sieve

Andrea Moro

in Impossible Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034890
eISBN:
9780262335621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034890.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The regularities expressed by sentences are not guided by meaning as it is clear by jabberwoki or by contradictory statements. These regularities are rather governed by structural restrictions which ... More


Weak Island Semantics

Márta Abrusán

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199639380
eISBN:
9780191757426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639380.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book presents a novel semantic account of weak, or selective, islands. Weak islands are configurations that block the displacement of certain elements in a sentence. Examples of island ... More


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