Diagnosing Syntax by Lisa Lai-shen ChengDiagnosing Syntax by Lisa Lai-shen Cheng

Diagnosing Syntax

EditorLisa Lai-shen Cheng, Norbert Corver

Paperback | August 25, 2013

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Diagnosis is an essential part of scientific research. It refers to the process of identifying a phenomenon, property, or condition on the basis of certain signs and by the use of various diagnostic procedures. This book is the first ever to consider the use of diagnostics in syntacticresearch and focuses on the five core domains of natural language syntax - ellipsis, agreement, anaphora, phrasal movement, and head movement. Each empirical domain is considered in turn from the perspectives of syntax, syntax at the interfaces, neuropsycholinguistics, and language diversity. Drawing on the expertise of 20 leading scholars and their empirically rich data, the book presents current thoughts on, and practical answers to, the question: What are the diagnostic signs, techniques and procedures that can be used to analyse natural language syntax? It will interest linguists,including formalists, typologists, psycholinguists and neurolinguists.
Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng is Chair Professor of Linguistics at Leiden University. She received her PhD in Linguistics from MIT in 1991. Her main research interests include comparative syntax (both micro- and macro-comparation), syntax-semantics interface and syntax-phonology interface. Some recent research topics include verb doubling, free ...
Title:Diagnosing SyntaxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:August 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver: Syntactic Diagnostics in the Study of Human LanguagePart I: Head Movement2. Christer Platzack: Head Movement as a Phonological Operation3. Heidi Harley: Getting Morphemes in Order: affixation and head movement4. Naama Friedmann: Verb Movement to C: from agrammatic aphasias to syntactic analysis5. Jochen Zeller: In Defence of Head Movement: evidence from Bantu6. Heidi Harley: Diagnosing Head MovementPart II: Phrasal Movement7. David Pesetsky: Phrasal Movement and its DIscontents: diseases and diagnoses8. Winfried Lechner: Diagnosing Covert Movement: the Duke of York reconstruction9. Hamida Demirdache: Arguments for LD Movement in LD Questions in Child Language10. Maria Polinsky and Eric Potsdam: Diagnosing Covert A-movement11. Winfried Lechner: Diagnosing XP MovementPart III: Agreement12. Sandra Chung: The Syntactic Relations Behind Agreement13. Ora Matushansky: Gender Confusion14. Maria Teresa Guasti: Agreement in the Production of Subject and Object wh-questions15. Jamal Ouhalla: Agreement Unified: Arabic16. Maria Teresa Guasti and Ora Matushansky: Diagnosing AgreementPart IV: Anaphora17. Martin Everaert and Elena Anagnostopoulou: Identifying Anaphoric Dependencies18. Chris Tancredi: Condition B19. Sergey Avrutin and Sergio Baauw: A Processing View on Agrammatism20. Norvin Richards: Tagalog Anaphora21. martin Everaert: Diagnosing AnaphoraPart V: Ellipsis22. Jason Merchant: Polarity Item Under Ellipsis23. Susanne Winkler: Syntactic Diagnostics for Extraction of Focus From Ellipsis Site24. Lyn Frazier: A Recycling Approach to Processing Ellipsis25. Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Aniko Liptak: What Sluicing Can do, What it Can't, and in Which Language: on the cross-linguistic syntax of ellipsis26. Jason Merchant: Diagnosing Ellipsis