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The Analysis of VSO Languages

Ian G. Roberts

in Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents an analysis of VSO order in terms of the feature-checking system of Chomsky (1995). Starting from the well-established idea that VSO order involves verb-movement out of VP and ... More


Case, Agreement, and Mutation

Ian G. Roberts

in Principles and Parameters in a VSO Language: A Case Study in Welsh

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168211
eISBN:
9780199788453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168211.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter attempts to find the corollaries of the parameter values responsible for the movements identified as underlying VSO order in Chapter 1. A comparison with the behaviour of subject clitics ... More


Verb-movement

Ian Roberts

in Parameter Hierarchies and Universal Grammar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804635
eISBN:
9780191842856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804635.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The chapter begins with a very brief excursus into Davidsonian event semantics, explaining the basic motivation for positing event variables, as well as ‘separation’ of θ‎-roles from predicates. It ... More


The Structure and Interpretation of (Romance) Complementizers

M. Rita Manzini

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/9780199584352.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

The Romance che‐type complementizer belongs to the same morpholexical series as wh‐phrases. This chapter proposes that both as a wh‐phrase and as a complementizer, che is nominal and argumental — ... More


Verb Movement and Incorporation

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/9780262014304.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines whether head movement can be analyzed more generally as cliticization/incorporation. It shows that analysis of cliticization as incorporation extends to the core cases of head ... More


A Reinterpretation of the Loss of Verb-Second in Welsh

Dirk Bury

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues for a different analysis of the Middle Welsh facts and of V2 in general. The analysis imposes strict constraints on the available VSO orders, and thus makes clear predictions on ... More


The syntax of answers

Anders Holmberg

in The Syntax of Yes and No

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198701859
eISBN:
9780191771590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701859.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Answers to yes–no questions are sentences even when they are just a question particle or just a verb. An answer can be a declarative sentence expressing one of the alternative propositions posed by ... More


Locus of negation in syntactic structure

Ahmad Alqassas

in A Multi-locus Analysis of Arabic Negation: Micro-variation in Southern Levantine, Gulf and Standard Arabic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433143
eISBN:
9781474460156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433143.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The literature on the locus of negation in syntactic structure focuses primarily on the position of negation relative to the spine of the clause, the Inflectional Phrase (IP/TP), and whether the ... More


Macrovariation

Norma Schifano

in Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198804642
eISBN:
9780191842863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804642.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 4 provides an analysis of the patterns of default verb movement identified in Chapters 2 and 3. First, it shows that the attested macro-typologies are not accidental choices of the languages, ... More


Microvariation

Norma Schifano

in Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198804642
eISBN:
9780191842863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804642.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 5 investigates Spanish and Romanian marked orderings of verbs and adverbs, as well as the microvariation in verb placement emerging from the investigation of variously TAM-specified lexical ... More


In Defence of Head Movement: Evidence from Bantu

Jochen Zeller

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/9780199602490.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses data from the Bantu languages Shona and Kinyarwanda which provide evidence that head movement operations form part of narrow syntax. First, it is argued that a head movement ... More


Re Re Again: What French re Shows about VP Structures, have and be Raising, and the Syntax/Phonology Interface *

Dominique Sportiche

in Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746736
eISBN:
9780199949519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746736.003.0020
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter, on the French repetitive particle re-, analyzes verb movement. The distribution of this lexical item provides important insights on the structure of the VP layer and on verb movement ... More


Verb Movement to C: From Agrammatic Aphasia to Syntactic Analysis

Naama Friedmann

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/9780199602490.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Triggered Inversion, the movement of the verb to second sentential position in Hebrew, has received two different analyses. According to one analysis, the verb moves to C; according to the other it ... More


Discontiguous linearizations in the sentential core: Interpolation, scrambling, and related phenomena

Alexandru Nicolae

in Word Order and Parameter Change in Romanian: A Comparative Romance Perspective

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198807360
eISBN:
9780191844980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807360.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter analyses two distinct phenomena found in old and modern Romance varieties, namely ‘interpolation’ and ‘scrambling’, against the data of old Romanian. Unified by the non-adjacency between ... More


Expanding the typology of Verb Second VPE: The case of Kashmiri

Emily Manetta

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0031
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Mysteriously, Verb Second (V2) languages are known to exhibit auxiliary-stranding verb phrase ellipsis (VPE) but to lack verb-stranding VPE, even though the inflected verb must leave the VP ... More


Analyticization and the syntax of the synthetic residue

Chris H. Reintges and Sonia Cyrino

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/9780198747307.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Current understanding of syntactic variation and change relies on the notion of parameters of varying magnitude (micro- and macroparameters). This chapter focuses on the flipside of parameter change, ... More


Cross-linguistic variation in the syntax of subjects

Anna Cardinaletti

in Linguistic Variation in the Minimalist Framework

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198702894
eISBN:
9780191772382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702894.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In this chapter, by focusing on two dimensions of cross‐linguistic variation, the hypothesis is discussed that parameters are limited to properties of the functional lexicon, which have an impact on ... More


When morphological and syntactic change are not in sync: Reassessing diachronic implications of the Rich Agreement Hypothesis

Eric Fuß

in Cycles in Language Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198824961
eISBN:
9780191863608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824961.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses diachronic implications of the idea that there is a correlation between rich verbal agreement marking and verb movement, known as the Rich Agreement Hypothesis (RAH). Focusing ... More


Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Norma Schifano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198804642
eISBN:
9780191842863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804642.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book provides a detailed account of verb movement across more than twenty standard and non-standard Romance varieties. It examines the position of the verb with respect to a wide selection of ... More


The Deletion Process

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a general analysis of the deletion process, with its application to Pseudogapping. It is shown how this deletion mechanism can be extended to other instances of Ellipsis. The ... More


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