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The Parallel Architecture

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Traditional generative grammar assumes without argument that only syntax is ‘generative’, that is, that the combinatorial complexity of language arises entirely by virtue of its syntactic ... More


Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Hagit Borer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book explores the difference between words however defined and structures however constructed. It sets out to demonstrate over three volumes — of which this is the first — that the explanation ... More


Flat Structure

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/9780199271092.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Simpler Syntax Hypothesis (SSH) states that syntactic structure should constitute the necessary minimum for mapping between phonological and semantic structure. Syntactic structure has always been ... More


The Complexity of Linguistic Structure

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter seeks to establish a baseline of what a theory of linguistic structure must be responsible for. For linguists, the chapter should serve as a reminder of the scope of the enterprise and ... More


VP Ellipsis and its Relatives

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/9780199271092.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on a second major class of fragment constructions, those that stand in freely for canonical VPs. Within this class there are two major types, VP ellipsis (1a) and do X anaphora ... More


Phonology and its Interfaces: The Case of Italian Restructuring Verbs

Paola Monachesi

in The Verbal Complex in Romance: A Case Study in Grammatical Interfaces

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274758
eISBN:
9780191705908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274758.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter claims that syntax constructs the basis for a mapping into prosodic structure, using an appropriate algorithm, based on prosodic principles. As a test case, another instance is taken ... More


Architectural Issues

Robert Truswell

in Events, Phrases, and Questions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

A locality condition stated in terms of events raises questions concerning modularity. Why can a syntactic condition be constrained by semantic factors. Attempts to syntacticize the Single Event ... More


The Proper Way

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter, which serves as a general introduction to the mode of argumentation employed in the rest of this book, includes a review of some arguments for the existence of a syntactic D projection, ... More


Appropriating Redundancy. Clause Relationships

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that apparently redundant items of the biblical wording can be made to complement each other by distribution of semantically or numerically matching paradigms of the Mishnaic ... More


Structuring Sense Volume 2: The Normal Course of Events

Hagit Borer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263929
eISBN:
9780191718168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This is the second volume of three in the Structuring Sense series. This three-volume book sets out to demonstrate that the explanation of linguistic competence should be shifted from lexical entry ... More


Copulas: Universals in the Categorization of the Lexicon

Regina Pustet

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258505
eISBN:
9780191717727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258505.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Copulas (in English, the verb to be) are conventionally defined functionally as a means of relating elements of clause structure, especially subject and complement, and considered to be semantically ... More


Labels and Structures

David Adger

in A Syntax of Substance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018616
eISBN:
9780262312233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018616.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the standard Bare Phrase Structure-style system and its problems with labeling syntactic structures containing specifiers, challenges different proposals for the labeling of ... More


Modality and Semantic Change

Heiko Narrog

in Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199694372
eISBN:
9780191742279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694372.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

After clarifying basic terms and concepts in the area of semantic change in section 1, extant hypotheses on semantic change in modality are discussed in section 2. Section 3 presents a personal view ... More


Syntactic Interpretation

David Adger

in A Syntax of Substance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018616
eISBN:
9780262312233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018616.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter proposes a theory in which the extended projection of the root built via the labeling function is the only information available to the derivation of the structure. Using this ... More


The historical syntax problem:reanalysis and directionality

Andrew Garrett

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter suggests that the interest in reanalysis as a mechanism of change, while rightly focusing attention on syntactic structure, also contributes to a blinkered view of diachrony. It ... More


Puzzles in the Syntax of Relational Nominals

David Adger

in A Syntax of Substance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018616
eISBN:
9780262312233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018616.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Noam Chomsky identified close parallels in the structures built around syntactic categories; specifically, around noun and verb. Based on the explanation for the behavior of nominalizations, he ... More


Prologue: The Simpler Syntax Hypothesis The Simpler Syntax Hypothesis (2006) *

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

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/9780199660230.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents the Simpler Syntax Hypothesis, which holds that much of the explanatory role attributed to syntax in contemporary linguistics is properly the responsibility of semantics. The ... More


Sharing and Nonsharing of Brain Resources for Language and Music

Aniruddh D. Patel

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Several theoretical and practical issues in cognitive neuroscience motivate research into the relations of language and music in the brain. Such research faces a puzzle. Currently, evidence for ... More


Beyond Strength and Weakness

Norvin Richards

in Uttering Trees

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter attempts to predict whether a given language has wh-movement or wh in situ (or both). It proposes that the overt/covert distinction is indeed predictable from independently observable ... More


OM-sentences: On the derivation of sentences with systematically unspecifiable interpretations On the derivation of sentences with systematically unspecifiable interpretations (1972) *

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/9780199660230.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the form and interpretation of ‘OM-sentences’ such as One more can of beer and I’m leaving. It shows that such a sentence admits three ‘interpretations’, which are very closely ... More


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