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Consequences of Antisymmetry : Headed Relative Clauses - Valentina Bianchi

Consequences of Antisymmetry

Headed Relative Clauses

Hardcover Published: 16th July 1999
ISBN: 9783110162509
Number Of Pages: 370
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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 insight into the properties of the 'language organ'. The series comprises high quality monographs and collected volumes that address such issues. The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon.

The theoretical background: Kayne's (1994) "Antisymmetry of Syntax"
Introductionp. 1
X-bar theory in the Principles and Parameters frameworkp. 1
Dominance versus linear order: the directionality parametersp. 2
"Invisible" nodesp. 4
Binary branchingp. 4
Some empirical evidencep. 6
Against adjunctionp. 7
Against multiple sister complementsp. 14
Against rightward adjunctionp. 19
Kayne's (1994) Antisymmetryp. 21
The Linear Correspondence Axiomp. 22
Consequences for phrase structurep. 23
Consequences for linear orderp. 26
Other theoretical assumptionsp. 29
Summaryp. 31
Restrictive relative clauses
Introductionp. 33
The adjunct analysisp. 33
Kayne's (1994) raising analysisp. 35
The DP hypothesisp. 35
The hypothesis of the external determinerp. 39
The raising of the relative "head"p. 41
Evidence for the external determinerp. 41
Licensing of a definite D[degree]p. 42
Indefiniteness of the relative tracep. 43
Idiom chunksp. 43
Scope assignment under reconstructionp. 45
Floating quantifiersp. 46
An alternative analysisp. 48
Evidence for raisingp. 49
Idiomatic expressionsp. 50
Predicate nominalsp. 52
Reconstruction for bindingp. 53
The problem of the triggerp. 54
A locality problemp. 54
Barriersp. 56
Head-to-head dependenciesp. 58
Concluding remarksp. 61
Cross-linguistic evidence in favour of the raising analysisp. 61
Internally headed relative clausesp. 61
Superlatives and "degree" relative clausesp. 65
Summary and open questionsp. 69
The syntax of relative determiners
Introductionp. 71
A mixed analysis: Afarli (1994)p. 71
Relative pronouns as determinersp. 74
The trigger of raisingp. 75
Movement of DP/PPp. 76
The raising of the NP "head"p. 77
Omission of the relative determinerp. 79
A morphosyntactic problemp. 80
The non-definiteness of the relative DPp. 80
Empirical evidencep. 82
Some issues in the syntax of relative determinersp. 86
Correlative clausesp. 86
From correlatives to externally headed relativesp. 91
Inverse attractionp. 92
Case attractionp. 94
Postposition of the relative determinerp. 96
Concluding remarksp. 97
The typology of relative determiners in the Indo-European languagesp. 97
The correlative origin of relative pronounsp. 98
Relative pronouns as articlesp. 100
The cycle of the definite articlep. 101
Three types of relative determinerp. 103
Summary and open questionsp. 104
A reconstruction asymmetry
Introductionp. 107
Reconstruction as a test for the raising of the "head"p. 107
Principle C effectsp. 109
The exceptional behaviour of tonic pronounsp. 112
Principle A effectsp. 115
Reconstruction for scope assignmentp. 122
Quantifier bindingp. 123
Idiomatic expressionsp. 125
Reconstruction of the pied piped material in appositive clausesp. 126
Argument-adjunct asymmetries in reconstructionp. 127
Summaryp. 129
Appositive relative clauses
Introductionp. 131
Previous approachesp. 131
The coordinate analysisp. 132
The discontinuous constituent structure analysisp. 133
The LF' analysisp. 133
Asymmetry in the level of adjunctionp. 136
Properties of appositive relativesp. 136
Definiteness of the relative tracep. 137
Floating quantifiersp. 137
Relatif de liaisonp. 138
Non-nominal antecedentsp. 139
Islandhood for bindingp. 139
A non-raising analysisp. 139
X[degree] as a "predicative" headp. 140
X[degree] as a "specifying" coordinationp. 140
Problems with the conjunction analysisp. 144
Summaryp. 146
Kayne's LF movement approachp. 146
Lack of reconstruction of the "head"p. 147
The definiteness of the relative tracep. 148
Floating quantifiersp. 150
Relatif de liaison and non-nominal antecedentsp. 151
Islandhood for bindingp. 152
Independent evidence for movement of IPp. 153
Summaryp. 154
Doubly filled Comp effects
Introductionp. 155
Approaches to the problem in the adjunct analysisp. 156
The standard analysisp. 156
Pesetsky's (1994) optimality approachp. 159
Rizzi's (1990) feature compatibility approachp. 163
Consequences for the raising analysisp. 166
The omission of the relative D[degree]p. 167
Base generation of NPp. 167
A null relative determinerp. 169
PF deletion as incorporationp. 170
Two types of null complementizerp. 175
Subject relativizationp. 175
Embedded topicalization and negative preposingp. 177
A characterization of the complementizer systemp. 178
Relative ordering of preposed constituentsp. 178
Multiple complementizersp. 182
Omission of the functional headsp. 183
Optional that deletionp. 185
Zero complement clausesp. 186
Zero relativesp. 187
The wh-relativep. 188
A two steps relativizationp. 188
Kayne's (1994) analysisp. 190
An alternative proposalp. 191
Evidence for the two steps derivationp. 192
Pied piping relativesp. 195
Economy and PF deletionp. 196
An alternative: the extraction of the "head"p. 198
Appositive relativesp. 201
Summaryp. 202
The complementizer system of headed relative clauses
Introductionp. 205
The Topic parameterp. 206
Finitenessp. 206
Licensing Topic[degree]p. 208
Verb secondp. 212
The complementizer system in Old and Middle Englishp. 213
Violations of the doubly filled Comp filterp. 219
Quebec Frenchp. 219
Occitan and Gasconp. 222
West Flemishp. 223
Bavarian da[sz ligature]p. 224
Summaryp. 225
English infinitival relativesp. 225
The head government requirementp. 226
Embedded topicalization and negative preposingp. 228
Subject relativizationp. 231
Relativization in ancient Tuscanp. 237
Some remarks on resumptive relative clausesp. 240
Irish resumptive PPsp. 241
Hebrew free relativesp. 242
Resumptive clitics in some Romance dialectsp. 244
German relative determinersp. 250
Concluding remarksp. 255
Summaryp. 256
Stacking, coordination, and extraposition
Introductionp. 259
Stackingp. 259
Coordinationp. 262
Extrapositionp. 264
Summaryp. 270
Concluding remarksp. 271
Notesp. 273
Referencesp. 333
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9783110162509
ISBN-10: 3110162504
Series: Studies in Generative Grammar
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 16th July 1999
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.41  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.68

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