Edges in Syntax: Scrambling and Cyclic Linearization

Paperback | October 25, 2014

byHeejeong Ko

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This book examines how word order variations in language can be regulated by various factors in cyclic syntax. In particular, it offers a valuable contribution to the current debate concerning the effect of cyclic Spell-out on the (re-)ordering of elements in scrambling. Heejeong Ko provides in-depth discussion of the interaction of the syntax-phonology interface with operations at the syntax proper, as well as examining how the semantic meaning of a structure can be correlated with certain types of orderings in cyclic edges of the syntax. The author's proposalaccounts for a wide range of scrambling data in East Asian languages such as Korean and Japanese, with particular focus on the consequences of cyclic linearization for (sub-)scrambling, types of quantifier floating, variations in predicate fronting, and types of argument structure and secondarypredicates. The book will be of interest to syntacticians from graduate level upwards, particularly those interested in the syntax-phonology and syntax-semantics interfaces. The range of novel data presented will make it a valuable resource for linguists studying Korean, Japanese, and scrambling languages ingeneral.

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This book examines how word order variations in language can be regulated by various factors in cyclic syntax. In particular, it offers a valuable contribution to the current debate concerning the effect of cyclic Spell-out on the (re-)ordering of elements in scrambling. Heejeong Ko provides in-depth discussion of the interaction of th...

Heejeong Ko is Assistant Profesor in the Linguistics Department at Seoul National University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:October 25, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660271

ISBN - 13:9780199660278

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Edges in cyclic syntax2. Edges of primary predication3. Syntactic edges and two types of floating quantification4. Edges of complement predication5. Edges of adjunct and secondary predication6. Concluding remarks