Ways of Structure Building

Paperback | June 7, 2012

EditorMyriam Uribe-Etxebarria, Vidal Valmala

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This volume addresses some of the most important approaches to the following key questions in contemporary generative syntactic theory: What are the operations available for (syntactic) structure-building in natural languages? What are the triggers behind them? and Which constraints areinvolved in the operations? Internationally recognised scholars and young researchers propose new answers on the basis of detailed discussions of a wide range of phenomena (Gapping, Right-Node-Raising, Comparative Deletion, Across-The-Board movement, Tough-constructions, Nominalizations, Scopeinteractions, Wh-movement, A-movement, Case and Agreement relations, among others). Their discussions draw on evidence from a rich variety of languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Spanish, Vata, and Vietnamese.The proposals presented illustrate the shift in the locus of the explanation of linguistic phenomena that characterizes contemporary linguistic theory: a shift, in many cases, from a model which relies on properties of systems external to narrow syntax (such as the Lexicon or the Phonetic Formcomponent) to one which relies on properties of the structure-building mechanisms themselves. The volume will interest researchers and students of theoretical linguistics from advanced undergraduate and above.

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This volume addresses some of the most important approaches to the following key questions in contemporary generative syntactic theory: What are the operations available for (syntactic) structure-building in natural languages? What are the triggers behind them? and Which constraints areinvolved in the operations? Internationally recogn...

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria is Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies, University of the Basque Country. Her research interest focuses on the syntax-semantics interface, with particular attention to the grammar of temporal relations, wh-questions, and focus. She is the author of Interface Licensing Conditio...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:June 7, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Myriam uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala: OverviewPart I: Merge and Beyond2. Dirk Bury and Hiroyuki Uchida: Constituent Structure Sets II3. Barbara Citko: A Parallel Merge Solution to the Merchant/Johnson paradox4. Antonio Fabregas: Evidence for Multidominance in Spanish Agentive Nominalizations5. Martina Gracanin-Yusek: Clitic Placement and Multidominance6. Jairo Nunes: Sideward Movement: triggers, timing, and ouptuts7. Mark de Vries: Unconventional MergersPart II: Triggers and Constraints8. Jun Abe and Norbert Hornstein: 'Lasnik-effects' and String-vacuous ATB Movement9. Theresa Biberauer and Michelle Sheehan: Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final-over-Final Constraint10. Zeljko Boskovic: Don't Feed Your Movements When you Shift Your Objects11. Samuel David Epstein, Hisatsugu Kitahara, and T. Daniel Seely: Structure Building That can't be12. Antje Lahne: Specificity-driven Syntactic Derivation13. Winfried Lechner: Structure BUilding From Below: more on Survive and covert movement14. Yoichi Miyamoto: On Transparent Adjuncts in Japanese15. Miki Obata and Samuel David Epstein: Feature-splitting Internal merge: the case of Tough-ConstructionsBibliographyLanguage IndexSubject Index