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Consequences of Antisymmetry
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Valentina Bianchi
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-01-01 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining
Dynamic Antisymmetry and the Syntax of Noun Incorporation
Language: en
Pages: 198
Authors: Michael Barrie
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-17 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This innovative analysis of noun incorporation and related linguistic phenomena does more than just give readers an insightful exploration of its subject. The author re-evaluates—and forges links between—two influential theories of phrase structure: Chomsky’s Bare Phrase Structure and Richard Kayne’s Antisymmetry. The text details how the two linguistic paradigms interact
Functional Heads
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Laura Brugé, Anna Cardinaletti, Giuliana Giusti, Nicola Munaro, Cecilia Poletto
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-28 - Publisher: OUP USA

The cartographic project considers evidence for a functional head in one language as evidence for it in universal grammar. In this 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.
Functional Heads, Volume 7
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Laura Brugé, Anna Cardinaletti, Giuliana Giusti, Nicola Munaro, Cecilia Poletto
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-20 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Over the last two decades, functional heads have been one of the privileged objects of research in generative linguistics. However, within this line of inquiry, two alternative approaches have developed: while the cartographic project considers crosslinguistic evidence as crucial for a complete mapping of functional heads in universal grammar, minimalist
Reconstruction Effects in Relative Clauses
Language: en
Pages: 459
Authors: Manfred Krifka, Mathias Schenner
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-19 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Reconstruction effects in relative clauses are a class of phenomena where the external head of the relative clause seems to behave as if it occupied a position within the relative clause, as far as some commonly accepted principle of grammar is concerned. An often cited type of example is “The