Syntax and its Limits

Paperback | January 5, 2013

EditorRaffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, Robert Truswell

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In this book, leading linguists explore the empirical scope of syntactic theory, by concentrating on a set of phenomena for which both syntactic and nonsyntactic analyses initially appear plausible. Exploring the nature of such phenomena permits a deeper understanding of the nature of syntaxand of neighbouring modules and their interaction. The book contributes to both traditional work in generative syntax and to the recent emphasis placed on questions related to the interfaces. The major topics covered include areas of current intensive research within the Minimalist Program andsyntactic theory more generally, such as constraints on scope and binding relations, information-structural effects on syntactic structure, the structure of words and idioms, argument- and event-structural alternations, and the nature of the relations between syntactic, semantic, and phonologicalrepresentations. After the editors' introduction, the volume is organized into four thematic sections: architectures; syntax and information structure; syntax and the lexicon; and lexical items at the interfaces. The volume is of interest to syntactic theorists, as well as linguists and cognitive scientists workingin neighbouring disciplines such as lexical and compositional semantics, pragmatics and discourse structure, and morphophonology, and anyone with an interest in the modular architecture of the language faculty.

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In this book, leading linguists explore the empirical scope of syntactic theory, by concentrating on a set of phenomena for which both syntactic and nonsyntactic analyses initially appear plausible. Exploring the nature of such phenomena permits a deeper understanding of the nature of syntaxand of neighbouring modules and their interac...

Raffaella Folli is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Ulster. Her research interests are theoretical and comparative syntax and language processing, with special focus on the syntax-lexicon and the syntax-semantics interface. She has published her work in journals such as Linguistic Inquiry, Journal of Linguistics,...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, and Robert Truswell: IntroductionPart I: Architectures2. Winfried Lechner: Harmonic Derivationalism3. Robert Truswell: Reconstruction, Control, and Movement4. Terje Lohndal and Bridget Samuels: Linearizing Empty Edges5. Erin O'Bryan, Raffaella Folli, Heidi Harley, and Thomas G. Bever: Evidence for the Use of Verb Telicity in Sentence ComprehensionPart II: Syntax and Information Structure6. Aviad Eilam: Focus Intervention in Declaratives7. Cecile De Cat: Root Phenomena as Interface Phenomena: Evidence from non-sententials8. Reiko Vermeulen: 'Contrast' and its Relation to wa in Japanese and nun in KoreanPart III: Syntax and the Lexicon9. Glyne Piggott and Lisa deMena Travis: Adjuncts Within Words and Complex Heads10. Berit Gehrke: Still Puzzled by Adjectival Passives?11. Boban Arsenijevic and Marko Simonovic: The Role of Syntax in Stress Assignment in Serbo-Croatian12. Elena Anagnostopoulou and Yota Samioti: Allosemy, Idioms, and Their Domains: Evidence from adjectival participles13. Heidi Harley and Megan Schildmier Stone: The 'No Agent Idioms' HypothesisPart IV: Lexical Items at the Interfaces14. Hazel Pearson: On the Syntax and Semantics of the Japanese Comparative15. Theodora Alexopoulou, Raffaella Folli, and George Tsoulas: Bare Number16. Evangelia Daskalaki and Marios Mavrogiorgos: Obligatory Resumption in Greek Free and Restrictive Relatves17. Dimitris Michelioudakis and Eleni Kapogianni: Ethical Datives: A puzzle for syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces18. Liliane Haegeman and Virginia Hill: The Syntacticization of Discourse19. Bronwyn Moore Bjorkman: A Syntactic Answer to a Pragmatic Puzzle: The case of asymmetric "and"ReferencesIndex