Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7

Paperback | June 20, 2012

EditorLaura Bruge, Anna Cardinaletti, Giuliana Giusti

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Ever since Chomsky's Barriers, functional heads have been the privileged object of research in generative linguistics. But over the last two decades, two rival approaches have developed. The cartographic project, as represented by the collections in this Oxford series, considers evidence for afunctional head in one language as evidence for it in universal grammar. On the other hand, minimalist accounts tend to consider structural economy as literally involving as few heads as possible. In the present volume, some of the most influential linguists who have participated in this long-lasting debate offer their recent work in short, self contained case studies. The contributions cover all the main layers of recently studied syntactic structure, including such major areas of empiricalresearch such as grammaticalization and language change, standard and non-standard varieties, interface issues, and morphosyntax. Functional Heads attempts to map aspects of syntactic structure following the cartographic approach, and in doing so demonstrate that the differences between thecartographic approach and the minimalist approach are more apparent than substantial.

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Ever since Chomsky's Barriers, functional heads have been the privileged object of research in generative linguistics. But over the last two decades, two rival approaches have developed. The cartographic project, as represented by the collections in this Oxford series, considers evidence for afunctional head in one language as evidence...

Laura Bruge is a Researcher at the University of Venice.Anna Cardinaletti is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Venice. Giuliana Giusti is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Venice. Nicola Munaro is a Researcher at the University of Venice.Cecilia Poletto is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Uni...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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The editors: IntroductionSection 1: On the cartography of functional structureJosef Bayer: From modal particle to interrogative marker: A study of German dennPaola Beninc: Lexical complementizers and headless relativesAlessandra Giorgi: The theory of syntax and the representation of indexicalityGnther Grewendorf: Wh-Movement as topic movementJacqueline Gu.ron and Liliane Haegeman: 'Je est un autre.' Subject positions, point of view and the neuter pronoun tet in West Flemish,Elisabeth Pearce: Number within the DP: A view from OceanicGemma Rigau: Mirative and focusing uses of the Catalan particle plaGiampaolo Salvi: On the nature of the V2 system in Medieval RomanceMar!a Luisa Zubizarreta: A note on the Spanish Left PeripherySection 2: On movements and constraintsAdriana Belletti and Luigi Rizzi: Moving verbal chunks in the low functional fieldIgnacio Bosque and M. Carme Picallo: Articles as partitivesRichard S. Kayne and Jean-Yves Pollock: Toward an analysis of French Hyper-Complex InversionHilda Koopman: Samoan ergativity as double passivesJaklin Kornfilt: Rivisiting "Suspended Affixation" and other coordinate mysteriesChrister Platzack: Backward Binding and the C-T phase: A case of Syntactic HaplologyAndrew Radford and MichSle Vincent: On the feature composition of participial light verbs in FrenchHenk van Riemsdijk: A note on dative incompatibility suppressionAlain Rouveret: Hallmarks on Portuguese syntaxUr Shlonsky: Notes on wh in situ in FrenchDominique Sportiche: Re re again. What French re shows about VP structures, have and be raising, and the syntax/phonology interfaceKnut Tarald Taraldsen: The structural object position of verbs and nounsSection 3: On the nature of functional headsWerner Abraham: On the double definiteness, aspect, and word order in Old and Modern ScandinavianPeter Cole and Gabriella Hermon: The order of verbal affixes and functional structure in Imbabura QuichuaCarmen Dobrovie-Sorin: Number as a FeatureJoseph Emonds: Which is the extended projection above N?M. Rita Manzini and Leonardo M. Savoia: On the lexical-functional divide: The case of negationIan Roberts: Diachrony and cartography: Paths of grammaticalisation and the clausal hierarchyHalldcr Armann SigurIsson and Joan Maling: Silent HeadsMelita Stavrou: Postnominal adjectives in Greek indefinite noun phrasesGiulio Lepschy and Lorenzo Renzi: Afterword