Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Ways of Structure Building$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199644933

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 December 2019

Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final‐over‐Final Constraint *

Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final‐over‐Final Constraint *

Chapter:
(p.206) 9 Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final‐over‐Final Constraint*
Source:
Ways of Structure Building
Author(s):

Theresa Biberauer

Michelle Sheehan

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644933.003.0009

This chapter addresses the crucial issue of how hierarchical structure relates to linear order, and provides evidence that the two are universally mediated by a version of Kayne’s (1994) Linear Correspondence Axiom (LCA). The discussion focuses on new data in support of the Final-over-Final Constraint (FOFC), an apparent gap in disharmonic word orders. The data in question relate to the embedding of various types of clauses in OV languages. Almost universally, the FOFC-violating order (*[VP [CPC TP] V]) fails to surface, and what we see instead is extraposition, i.e. superficially: [VP V [CP C TP]]. Based on these data, the chapter argues that: (i) in such cases, obligatory extraposition comes about as an indirect result of FOFC; (ii) any adequate explanation of FOFC and its effects will need to refer to the LCA; and (iii) the pattern provides evidence for the independently proposed idea that certain CPs can be embedded under nominal structure.

Keywords:   c-command, clausal nominalization, CP extraposition, disharmonic word order, final-over-final constraint, head parameter, labelling/label, linear correspondence axiom/LCA, linearization, spell-out

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .