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Syntax and its Limits

Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, and Robert Truswell

Abstract

This book explores the empirical scope of syntactic theory, by concentrating on a set of phenomena for which both syntactic and nonsyntactic analyses initially appear plausible. Exploring the nature of such phenomena permits a deeper understanding of the nature of syntax and of neighbouring modules and their interaction. The book contributes to both traditional work in generative syntax and to the recent emphasis placed on questions related to the interfaces. The major topics covered include areas of current intensive research within the Minimalist Program and syntactic theory more generally, ... More

Keywords: architecture of grammar, syntax-LF interface, lexicon, interfaces, information structure, generative syntax, scope and binding relations, event structure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199683239
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683239.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raffaella Folli, editor
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Ulster

Christina Sevdali, editor
Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Ulster

Robert Truswell, editor
Assistant Professor of Syntax, University of Ottawa

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1 Introduction

RAFFAELLA FOLLI, CHRISTINA SEVDALI, AND ROBERT TRUSWELL

Part I Architectures

2 Harmonic Derivationalism*

WINFERIED LECHNER

4 Linearizing Empty Edges*

TERJE LOHNDAL AND BRIDGET SAMUELS

5 Evidence for the Use of Verb Telicity in Sentence Comprehension*

ERIN O’BRYAN, Raffaella Folli, Heidi Harley, and Thomas G. Bever

Part II Syntax and Information Structure

Part III Syntax and the Lexicon

9 Adjuncts Within Words and Complex Heads*

GLYNE PIGGOTT AND LISA DEMENA TRAVIS

11 The Role of Syntax in Stress Assignment in Serbo‐Croatian*

BOBAN ARSENIJEVIĆ AND MARKO SIMONOVIĆ

12 Allosemy, Idioms, and their Domains

ELENA ANAGNOSTOPOULOU AND YOTA SAMIOTI

13 The ‘No Agent Idioms’ Hypothesis*

HEIDI HARLEY AND MEGAN SCHILDMIER STONE

Part IV Lexical Items at the Interfaces

15 Bare Number*

THEODORA ALEXOPOULOU, RAFFAELLA FOLLI, AND GEORGE TSOULAS

16 Obligatory Resumption in Greek Relatives*

EVANGELIA DASKALAKI AND MARIOS MAVROGIORGOS

17 Ethical Datives

DIMITRIS MICHELIOUDAKIS AND ELENI KAPOGIANNI

18 The Syntacticization of Discourse*

LILIANE HAEGEMAN AND VIRGINIA HILL

End Matter