Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10 by Ur ShlonskyBeyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10 by Ur Shlonsky

Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10

EditorUr Shlonsky

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Cartography is a research program within syntactic theory that studies the syntactic structures of a particular language in order to better understand the semantic issues at play in that language. The approach arranges a language's morpho-syntactic features in a rigid universal hierarchy, andits research agenda is to describe this hierarchy - that is, to draw maps of syntactic configurations. Current work in cartography is both empirical - extending the approach to new languages and new structures - and theoretical. The 16 articles in this collection will advance both dimensions. They arise from presentations made at the Syntactic Cartography: Where do we go from here? colloquium held at the University of Geneva in June of 2012 and address three questions at the core of research in syntactic cartography: 1.Where do the contents of functional structure come from? 2. What explains the particular order or hierarchy in which they appear? 3. What are the computational restrictions on the activation of functional categories? Grouped thematically into four sections, the articles address these questionsthrough comparative studies across various languages, such as Italian, Old Italian, Hungarian, English, Jamaican Creole, Japanese, and Chinese, among others.
Ur Shlonsky is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Geneva.
Title:Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.1 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Ur Shlonsky: IntroductionPart 1: The Articulation of Focus1. Giuliano Bocci and Cinzia Avesani: Can the Metrical Structure of Italian Motivate Focus Fronting?2. Adriana Belletti: The Focus Map of Clefts: Extraposition and Predication3. Valentina Bianchi: Focus Fronting and the Syntax-Semantics Interface4. Liliane Haegeman, Andre Meinunger, and Aleksandra Vercauteren: The Syntax of It-Clefts and the Left Periphery of the Clause5. Stephanie Durrleman and Ur Shlonsky: Focus and Wh in Jamaican Creole: Movement and ExhaustivenessPart 2: Word order, Features and Agreement6. Cecilia Poletto: Word Orders in the Old Italian DP7. Christopher Laenzlinger: The CP/DP (Non-)Parallelism Revisited8. Anna Cardinaletti and Giuliana Giusti: Cartography and Optional Feature Realization in the Nominal Expression9. Pavel Caha: Czech Numerals and No BundlingPart 3: The Left Periphery10. Irene Franco: Cartographic Structures in Diachrony. The Case of C-omission11. Yoshio Endo: Two ReasonPs: What Are*(n't) You Coming to US for?12. Gunther Grewendorf: Double Fronting in Bavarian Left PeripheryPart 4: Hierarchies and Labels13. Mamoru Saito: Cartography and Selection: Case Studies in Japanese14. Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai: On the Topography of Chinese Modals15. Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts: The Clausal Hierarchy, Features and Parameters16. Luigi Rizzi: Cartography, Criteria, and Labeling