The Grammar Of Raising And Control

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The Grammar Of Raising And Control

Author : William D. Davies
ISBN : 9780470754726
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Grammar of Raising and Control surveys analyses across a range of theoretical frameworks from Rosenbaum's classic Standard Theory analysis (1967) to current proposals within the Minimalist Program, and provides readers with a critical understanding of these, helping them in the process to develop keen insights into the strengths and weaknesses of syntactic arguments in general. Distills a very successful graduate course in syntax from two prominent figures in the field, covering analyses from a range of theoretical frameworks. Provides readers with an understanding of the various perspectives represented in generative syntax, using a particular class of grammatical constructions as a means of examining the evolution of syntactic theory over the last thirty years. Helps students to develop keen insights into the strengths and weaknesses of syntactic arguments. Includes excerpts from six important works that allow students to familiarize themselves with the original literature while also providing discussion of the theoretical context in which they were written.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

New Horizons In The Analysis Of Control And Raising

Author : William D. Davies
ISBN : 9781402061776
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Raising and control have figured in every comprehensive model of syntax for forty years. Recent renewed attention to them makes this collection a timely one. The contributions, representing some of the most exciting recent work, address many fundamental research questions. What beside the canonical constructions might be subject to raising or control analyses? What constructions traditionally treated as raising or control might not actually be so? What classes of control must be recognized? How do tense, agreement, or clausal completeness figure in their distribution? The chapters address these and other relevant issues, and bring new empirical data into focus.
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Control In Generative Grammar

Author : Idan Landau
ISBN : 9781107016972
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is the first comprehensive survey of control theory, covering the results of five decades of research in generative grammar. Among the issues discussed are: the distinction between raising and control, syntactic interactions with case, lexical determination of the controller, and phenomena like partial and implicit control.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Functional And Systemic Linguistics

Author : Eija Ventola
ISBN : 9783110883527
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Minimalist Syntax

Author : Randall Hendrick
ISBN : 9780470758199
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Minimalist Syntax is a collection of essays that analyze major syntactic processes in a variety of languages, all unified by their perspective from within the Minimalist Program. Introduces important concepts in the Minimalist approach to syntactic theory. Emphasizes empirical consequences of the Minimalist approach through innovative analyses. Highlights the importance of Minimalist syntax in explaining features of natural languages. Includes contributions from leading syntacticians.
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Grammar In Mind And Brain

Author : Paul D. Deane
ISBN : 9783110886535
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Reclaiming Control As A Semantic And Pragmatic Phenomenon

Author : Patrick Duffley
ISBN : 9789027269478
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This monograph is part of a growing research agenda in which semantics and pragmatics not only complement the grammar, but replace it. The analysis is based on the assumption that human language is not primarily about form, but about form-meaning pairings. This runs counter to the autonomous-syntax postulate underlying Landau (2013)’s Control in Generative Grammar that form must be hived off from meaning and studied separately. Duffley shows control to depend on meaning in combination with inferences based on the nature of the events expressed by the matrix and complement, the matrix subject, the semantic relation between matrix and complement, and a number of other factors. The conclusions call for a reconsideration of Ariel (2010)’s distinction in Defining Pragmatics between semantics and pragmatics on the basis of cancelability: many control readings are not cancelable although they are pragmatically inferred. It is proposed that the line be drawn rather between what is linguistically expressed and what is not linguistically expressed but still communicated.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213169514
Genre : Comparative linguistics
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Romance Languages And Modern Linguistic Theory

Author : Paul Hirschbühler
ISBN : 9789027277442
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The contributions in this volume are selected and revised papers from the 20th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, held in Ottawa in 1990. They reflect the state of Romance linguistics carried out within a broadly defined generative framework.
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Meeting Handbook

Author : Linguistic Society of America
ISBN : IND:30000100357700
Genre : Linguistics
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Comparative Syntax And Language Acquisition

Author : Luigi Rizzi
ISBN : 9781134608263
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this collection of essays, the author addresses the central issues in syntax theory, comparative syntax and the theoretically conscious study of language acquisition. Key topics are explored, including the properties of null elements and the theory of parameters. Some of the essays presented here have been highly influential in their field, while others are published for the first time.
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Structure And Theme In English Grammar

Author : Thomas G. Dieterich
ISBN : UOM:39015056163085
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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English Grammar: Structure and Theme is a user-friendly exploration of the structure of English, which draws on readers' knowledge of their own language. Throughout the text, Exploration Activities lead the students to discover how the language works. Many examples are taken from real-world sources, enhancing the natural, conversational tone. The descriptive theory used in the text is clear, understandable, and easily accessible to a general, nonspecialist audience. While using modern linguistic theory as its primary descriptive framework, English Grammar: Structure and Theme thoroughly respects traditional grammatical descriptions. Traditional interpretations are presented along with more current theory, in order to assist students in making the transition from one descriptive framework to another, and to help them understand the rationale behind traditional rules. Consequently, this text will be especially useful for students whose only exposure to English grammar has been minimal. The Instructor's Exercise Book provides exam questions, plus complete model answers for all exercises. English Grammar: Structure and Theme is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to learn more about language or modern linguistic theory, but who finds most technical linguistic texts daunting. It will be of value to language teachers, technical writers, and nonspecialists who want a general introduction to contemporary English grammar.i
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Anaphora In Celtic And Universal Grammar

Author : R. Hendrick
ISBN : 9789400927193
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is based in large part on fieldwork that I conducted in Brittany and Wales in 1983 and 1985. I am thankful for a Fulbright Award for Research in Western Europe and a Faculty Development Award from the University of North Carolina that funded that fieldwork. lowe a less tangible, but no less real, debt to Steve Anderson, G. M. Awbery, Steve Harlow and Jim McCloskey whose work initially sparked my interest, and led me to undertake this project. I want to thank Joe Emonds and Alec Marantz who read portions of Chapter 3 and 5. I am particularly grateful though to Kathleen Flanagan, Frank Heny and two anonymous referees who read a dyslexic and schizophrenic manuscript, providing me with criticisms that improved this final version considerably. The Welsh nationalist community in Aberstwyth and its Breton coun terpart in Quimper helped make the time I spent in Wales and Brittany productive. I am indebted to Thomas Davies, Partick Favreau, Lukian Kergoat, Sue Rhys, John Williams and Beatrice among others for sharing their knowledge of their languages with me. Catrin Davies and Martial Menard were especially patient and helpful. Without their assistance this work would have been infinitely poorer. I am hopeful that this book will help stimulate more interest in the Celtic languages and culture, and assist, even in a small way, those in Wales and Brittany who struggle to keep their language and culture strong.
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Author : North Eastern Linguistic Society. Meeting
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132156071
Genre : Language and languages
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Proceedings Of Nels

Author : North Eastern Linguistic Society. Meeting
ISBN : PSU:000060332264
Genre : Linguistics
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Explorations Of Phase Theory Features And Arguments

Author : Kleanthes K. Grohmann
ISBN : 9783110213966
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is the first volume dedicated to the study of formal features and the expression of arguments within Phase Theory, the latest model of syntactic theorizing within the Minimalist Program. The collection addresses the nature of formal features and their role in the syntactic computation as well as checking mechanisms and configurations. It also investigates theoretical issues underlying the nature of syntactic arguments and their licensing (argument structure at large) and specific grammatical operations involving arguments (abstract and morphological case, empty elements, passivization, negation, and aspect). The chapters presented in this volume provide case studies from several, typologically unrelated languages. Apart from novel analyses of new as well as well-known facts, the contributions also provide interesting aspects of and challenges for Phase Theory in general, by critically exploring a number of theoretical extensions, proposing new syntactic mechanisms, and sharpening our tools for linguistic analysis.
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Control As Movement

Author : Cedric Boeckx
ISBN : 9781139490320
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Movement Theory of Control (MTC) makes one major claim: that control relations in sentences like 'John wants to leave' are grammatically mediated by movement. This goes against the traditional view that such sentences involve not movement, but binding, and analogizes control to raising, albeit with one important distinction: whereas the target of movement in control structures is a theta position, in raising it is a non-theta position; however the grammatical procedures underlying the two constructions are the same. This book presents the main arguments for MTC and shows it to have many theoretical advantages, the biggest being that it reduces the kinds of grammatical operations that the grammar allows, an important advantage in a minimalist setting. It also addresses the main arguments against MTC, using examples from control shift, adjunct control, and the control structure of 'promise', showing MTC to be conceptually, theoretically, and empirically superior to other approaches.
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Control And Restructuring

Author : Thomas Grano
ISBN : 9780191008924
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book investigates the phenomenon of control structures, configurations in which the subject of the embedded clause is missing and is construed as coreferential with the subject of the embedding clause (e.g. John wanted to leave). It draws on data from English, Mandarin Chinese, and Modern Greek to investigate the relationship that control bears both to restructuring - the phenomenon whereby some apparently biclausal structures behave as though they constitute just one clause - and to the meanings of the embedding predicates that participate in these structures. Thomas Grano argues that restructuring is cross-linguistically pervasive and that, by virtue of its co-occurrence with some control predicates but not others, it serves as evidence for a basic division within the class of complement control structures. This division is connected to how the semantics of the control predicate interacts with general principles of clausal architecture and of the syntax-semantics interface. His findings have general implications both for clausal structure and for the relationship between form and meaning in natural language.
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The First Glot International State Of The Article Book

Author : Lisa Lai Shen Cheng
ISBN : 3110169541
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Glot International State-of-the-Article books constitute the ideal solution for everyone who wants to have a good idea of what the others are doing but does not have time to follow the developments in all other parts of the field on a day to day basis. All articles were previously published in Glot International and have been revised and updated, and special attention was given to the extensive bibliography, which constitutes an important part of each overview article. Among the essays in the first volume are overview articles dealing with VP ellipsis (by Kyle Johnson), Ergativity (by Alana Johns), tone (by San Duanmu), acquisition of phonology (by Paula Fikkert), and semantic change (by Elizabeth Closs Traugott). The second volume offers articles on subjects ranging from the development of grammars (by David Lightfoot) and markedness in phonology (by Keren Rice) to the syntactic representation of linguistic events (by Sara Thomas Rosen), optionality in Optimality syntax (by Gereon Müller) and the nature of coordination (by Ljiljana Progovac).
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