Ways of structure building

edited by Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala

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 are involved 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, Scope interactions, 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 Form component) 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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  • 1. Overview
  • 2. Constituent Structure Sets II
  • 3. A Parallel Merge Solution to the Merchant/Johnson paradox
  • 4. Evidence for Multidominance in Spanish Agentive Nominalizations
  • 5. Clitic Placement and Multidominance
  • 6. Sideward Movement: triggers, timing, and ouptuts
  • 7. Unconventional Mergers
  • 8. 'Lasnik-effects' and String-vacuous ATB Movement
  • 9. Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final-over-Final Constraint
  • 10. Don't Feed Your Movements When you Shift Your Objects
  • 11. Structure Building That can't be
  • 12. Specificity-driven Syntactic Derivation
  • 13. Structure BUilding From Below: more on Survive and covert movement
  • 14. On Transparent Adjuncts in Japanese
  • 15. Feature-splitting Internal merge: the case of Tough-Constructions
  • Bibliography
  • Language Index
  • Subject Index

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書名 Ways of structure building
著作者等 Uribe-Etxebarria, Myriam
Valmala, Vidal
シリーズ名 Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 2012
ページ数 xvii, 423 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780199644933
NCID BB10351705
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス