A Unified Theory of Verbal and Nominal Projections

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byYoshiki Ogawa

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Syntactically speaking, it has long been known that noun phrases are parallel to clauses in many respects. While most syntactic theories incorporate this principle, nouns have generally been regarded as inferior to verbs in terms of their licensing abilities, and nominal projections have beenregarded as less complex than verbal projections in terms of the number of functional categories that they contain. Ogawa, however, argues that clauses and noun phrases are perfectly parallel. This book provides a unified theory of clauses and noun phrases, ultimately helping to simplify numerousthorny issues in the syntax/morphology interface.

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Syntactically speaking, it has long been known that noun phrases are parallel to clauses in many respects. While most syntactic theories incorporate this principle, nouns have generally been regarded as inferior to verbs in terms of their licensing abilities, and nominal projections have beenregarded as less complex than verbal projec...

Yoshiki Ogawa is at Tohuku University.
Format:PaperbackPublished:November 29, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Chapter One: Introduction and Theoretical Assumptions1.1. The Issues1.2. The Minimalist Framework1.2.1. The Computational Component1.2.2. Prase Structure Theory1.2.3. 0-theory1.2.4. Movement and Checking Theory1.2.5. Word Order and the LCA1.3. Outline of the Book1.4. The Limits of UnificationChapter Two: Verb Raising and Null Complementizers2.1. Introduction2.2. Null Complementizers2.2.1. A Condtion on Null Affixes2.2.2. Null Complementizers as Null Affixes2.2.3. Some Notes on Overt Complementizers2.3. Null Complementizers in Finite Clausal Complements2.3.1. Overt Verb Raising and Null Complementizers2.3.2. Tell-class Verbs and iSuggest-class Verbs2.4. Further Cross-linguistic Data2.4.1. Chinese2.4.2. Romance Languages2.4.3. Germanic Languages2.4.4. Japanese2.4.5. Celtic Languages2.4.6. Arabic Languages2.4.7. Modern Greek: A Balkan Language2.4.8. Hungarian: A Finno-Ugric Language2.4.9. Edo: A Nigerian Language2.4.10. A Summary2.5. Null Cs in the Complement of Derived Nominals: A Sketch2.6. Null Cs in ECM and Control Complements2.7. Wh-Movement and Control Complements2.7.1. Null Cs in Interrogative Clauses2.7.2. Null Cs in Complement of Tough Adjectives2.7.3. Wh-Movement through [Spec, C] and Null Cs2.7.4. Interrogative Clauses in Complement Positions2.7.5. Deriving Cheng's (1991) Generalization2.7.6. Null Cs in the Root Clauses2.7.7. Null Cs in Relative Clauses2.7.8. A Summary2.8. Null Complementizers in Raising Complements2.8.1. The CP-Status of Raising Complements2.8.2. NP-movement through [Spec, C]2.8.3. The Complement of Allege-class Verbs2.9. Some Loose Ends2.9.1. Placement Modifiers2.9.2. No Null Cs in Factive Complements2.9.3. Null Cs in Subjunctive Complements2.9.4. Some Comments on the "IP Hypothesis"of That-less Clauses2.10. ConclusionChapter Three: Derived Nominals and Their Satellites3.1. Introduction3.2. Null Cs in the Complement of Nominals3.2.1. Null Cs in the Complement of Derived Nominals3.2.2. Cps in Apposition to Nonderived Nominals and Their LF Movement3.3. N Is a Structural Case Marker3.4. Syntactic Nominalization: Evidence from Various Causative Constructions3.4.1. Backward Binding in Clauses and Lack of Causative Nominals3.4.2. The Double Object Construction and Lack of Distransitive Nominals3.4.3. Causitive/Inchoative Alternation3.4.4. Speech Act Verbs3.4.5. A Summary3.5. Nz Is the Nominal Counterpart of the Light Verb3.5.1. Be and Have Cannot Be Nominalized3.5.2. Neither the Light Verb nor the Nominalizer Can Select PP3.5.3. Morphological Realizations of Verbilizers and Nominalizers3.6. Verbs, Derived Nominals, and Nonderived Nominals3.6.1. Diagnostics for Distinguishing Three Types of Derived Nominals3.6.2. Parallelisms between Simple Event Nominals and Middle Verbs3.6.3. The Derivation of Result Nominals3.6.4. Sentential Complements to Nouns3.6.5. The Derivation of Verbal Gerunds3.6.6. A Summary3.7. ConclusionChapter Four: The Komplementizer in Noun Phrases4.1. Introduction4.2. The KP Hypothesis4.2.1. A'-movement in NP and Case Alternation in Hungarian4.2.2. The Co-occurrence of Determiners and Possessors4.2.3. Pronominal Shift4.2.4. Distribution of Phi-features4.2.5. Case Particles4.2.6. A Summary4.3. The Case Adjacency Effects4.3.1. Johnson (1991)4.3.2. Problems with Johnson's Analysis4.3.3. Koizumi (1993; 1995)4.3.4. Potential Problems with Koizumi's Analysis4.3.5. Chomsky (1995)4.3.6. Potential Problems with Chomsky's Analysis4.3.7. A Final Remark4.3.8. A Morphological Approach to the Case Adjacency Problems4.4. Concluding RemarksChapter Five: ConclusionReferencesIndex