Case Absorption And Wh Agreement

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Case Absorption And Wh Agreement

Author : A. Watanabe
ISBN : 9789401586153
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is an extensively revised version of the core part of my 1993 MIT doctoral dissertation, which seeks to provide a Minimalist theory of Case absorption and support it through empirical investigation. The central idea pursued is that impoverishment of phrase structure is responsible for Case absorption and that the right theory of Case checking should derive this property. Although the basic line of research on Case absorption and wh-agreement remains the same, this book incorporates a lot of new results. A principied theory of Case checking and Case absorption has been worked out in Chapter 1. Treatment of participial constructions in Chapter 3 and wh agreement in Chapter 4 is far more systematic and comprehensive. Chapter 2 is also streamlined, together with refinements of the analysis of Romanian. The product, I hope, is a more convincing def ense of the strength of the Mi ni mal ist approach. I would like to thank my thesis committee members Ken Haie, Noam Chomsky, and Howard Lasnik, under whose guidance this project started.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Islands And Chains

Author : Cedric Boeckx
ISBN : 9789027295613
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The present work provides a detailed analysis of chain formation and locality conditions imposed on it within the Minimalist Program. It does so by analyzing resumptive strategies in great detail. This study claims that resumptive pronouns and their antecedents are first merged as constituents, and are separated via movement (thus forming instances of discontinuous constituents). Resumptive chains are thus akin to the well-known stranding analysis of quantifier float. A taxonomy of islands is developed that crucially ties barriers for movement to agreement possibilities. The stranding of a resumptive pronoun is shown to limit the role of agreement for the moving element, thereby allowing a chain to be formed across an island.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cleft Constructions In Japanese Syntax

Author : M. Kizu
ISBN : 9780230503618
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Cleft constructions occur across languages and are much analyzed in relation to syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Mika Kizu, working in a Principles and Parameters framework, with some consideration of the Minimalist Program, provides the first coherent account of cleft constructions in Japanese. She claims that the construction is analyzed on a par with topic constructions and some types of relative clause. One of the most interesting properties, the syntactic phenomenon of 'connectivity' is closely examined.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Flexible Syntax

Author : A. Neeleman
ISBN : 9789401142892
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Most linguistic theories assume that each grammatical relation is established in a unique structural configuration. Neeleman and Weerman take issue with this view, arguing for a more flexible approach on the basis of conceptual considerations and data taken mostly, but not exclusively, from the Germanic languages. In-depth analyses of word order phenomena as well as diachronic and typological generalizations motivate a re-evaluation of the role of case in the projection of arguments. Case is shown to provide a syntactic foothold for thematic interpretation, something which is necessary in a grammar that does not allow fixed theta-positions. Thus, this study does not only offer a genuine alternative to many standard assumptions, it also explains why there should be such a thing as case in natural language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mechanisms Of Chain Formation

Author : Cedric Arnaud Boeckx
ISBN : PSU:000049332063
Genre : Minimalist theory (Linguistics)
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Wh Movement

Author : Lisa Lai Shen Cheng
ISBN : UOM:39015064906723
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Linguists reconsider issues raised in Chomsky's 1977 article "On Wh-movement" from the perspective of current Minimalist theory.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Linguistic Review

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ISBN : UCSC:32106011239172
Genre : Grammar, Comparative and general
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Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Linguistic Analysis

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ISBN : UCSC:32106016084433
Genre : Grammar, Comparartive and general
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A research journal devoted to the publication of high quality articles in formal syntax, semantics and phonology.
Category: Grammar, Comparartive and general

Linguistic Research

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122754703
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Book Review Index 1998 Cumulation

Author : Beverly Baer
ISBN : 0787622656
Genre : Reference
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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
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English Linguistics

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105018809959
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Rle Progress Report

Author : Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
ISBN : UCSD:31822020424768
Genre : Electronics
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Category: Electronics