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Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book is a multi-authored volume of eleven chapters dedicated to the analysis of sluicing in a range of languages from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Sluicing is the term applied to sentences in which ... More


The Syntax of Ellipsis: Evidence from Dutch Dialects

Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195375640
eISBN:
9780199871612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates a number of elliptical constructions found in Dutch dialects within the framework of the Minimalist Program. It argues that both the PF-deletion and the pro-theory of ellipsis ... More


Complex Wh‐phrases Don't Move: On the Interaction between the Split CP Hypothesis and the Syntax of Wh‐movement

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

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/9780199584352.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter starts out from a set of well‐known syntactic differences and similarities between simple wh‐phrases such as who or what and complex ones such as which boy. It translates these ... More


Nested Interrogatives and the Locus of Wh

Omer Preminger

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/9780199584352.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the behavior of certain wh‐island‐violating (but felicitous) constructions in Hebrew, which exhibit two interesting characteristics: superiority effects, and a sensitivity to ... More


Theoretical Background: Splitting Up CP

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck

in The Syntax of Ellipsis: Evidence from Dutch Dialects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195375640
eISBN:
9780199871612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375640.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter contains the theoretical background for the analysis of English swiping and dialect Dutch spading. It introduces and discusses a specific incarnation of the split CP-hypothesis and its ... More


Contiguity Theory

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034425
eISBN:
9780262332330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034425.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Current Minimalist approaches to syntax claim that languages simply vary in the distribution of overt movement. Some languages have overt wh-movement, or EPP effects, or movement of the verb to T, ... More


Parameter Hierarchies and Universal Grammar

Ian Roberts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804635
eISBN:
9780191842856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804635.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This book develops a minimalist approach to cross-linguistic morphosyntactic variation. The principal claim is that the essential insight of the principles-and-parameters approach to variation can be ... More


Uttering Trees

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book investigates the conditions imposed upon syntax by the need to create syntactic objects that can be interpreted by phonology — that is, objects which can be pronounced. Drawing extensively ... More


Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Gisbert Fanselow, Caroline Féry, Matthias Schlesewsky, and Ralf Vogel (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book represents the state of the art in the study of gradience in grammar: the degree to which utterances are acceptable or grammatical, and the relationship between acceptability and ... More


Effects of Processing Difficulty on Judgements of Acceptability

GISBERT FANSELOW and STEFAN FRISCH

in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274796
eISBN:
9780191705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274796.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter highlights the effect of processing difficulty on acceptability. It analyses evidence demonstrating that parsing problems often reduce acceptability. It shows that the fact that ... More


Loss of Overt Wh-Movement in Old Japanese

Akira Watanabe

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/9780199250691.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter considers the mechanism which drives overt wh-movement. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 10.2 starts by describing the system of wh-questions in Old Japanese. The core ... More


Introduction

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/9780262013765.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in this book. Two new proposals are made about the conditions on the syntax–phonology interface. The first, called ... More


Conclusion

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/9780262013765.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter summarizes the main themes covered and suggests directions for further study. Existing Case theory successfully constrains the distribution of DPs, but does so in a fairly arbitrary way. ... More


Events, Phrases, and Questions

Robert Truswell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199577774
eISBN:
9780191725319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577774.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book proposes a novel, interface-based analysis of patterns of wh-movement in English in which constraints are stated over both syntactic and semantic representations. Firstly, a theory is ... More


Constituent Structure Sets II *

Dirk Bury and Hiroyuki Uchida

in Ways of Structure Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644933
eISBN:
9780191741609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter replaces traditional phrase structure trees with a new type of set-based representations. Typical labelled trees permit copying of one category onto distinct syntactic nodes and ... More


Introduction

Jason Merchant and Andrew Simpson

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The introduction chapter provides general background relating to the topic of sluicing and the rationale for a volume focused on the cross-linguistic realization of sluicing. The chapter also ... More


Guess who?

John Robert Ross

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

‘Guess who?’ is John “Haj” Ross’s seminal chapter on sluicing, which originally appeared in the 1969 volume Papers from the 5th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. This chapter ... More


How many kinds of sluicing, and why? Single and multiple sluicing in Romanian, English, and Japanese

Frederick Hoyt and Alexandra Teodorescu

in Sluicing: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645763
eISBN:
9780191741135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645763.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is a comparison of sluicing in Romanian, Japanese, and English, three languages that appear to form their wh-questions in significantly different ways. Romanian has the property of ... More


Introduction

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/9780199577774.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter introduces the reader to the semantic and syntactic structures to be elaborated in subsequent chapters. It describes the basic problem of recognizing perceptual and cognitive units, and ... More


Wh-movement and negation

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/9780198804635.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter considers some of what is known about variation in wh-movement and negation, and the extent to which parameter hierarchies can be constructed to account for at least some of that ... More


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