A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure

In this volume, Luis Loṕez sheds new light on information structure.

Author: Luis López

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780191565274

Category: Grammar, Comparative and general

Page: 308

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In this volume, Luis Loṕez sheds new light on information structure. He presents a model of syntax-information structure interaction and argues that this interaction takes place at the phase level, with a privileged role for the edge of the phase.
Categories: Grammar, Comparative and general

The Syntax Information Structure Interface

The Syntax Information Structure Interface

Identificational focus versus information focus. Language 74(2). ... Kuroda, Sige-
Yuki. 1972. The categorical and the thetic judgment: evidence from Japanese
syntax. ... López, Luis. 2009. A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure.
Oxford: ...

Author: Timothy Gupton

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781614512059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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It is quite remarkable that, after over a half-century of research in generative grammar, there is still uncertainty and debate surrounding the analysis of preverbal subjects in a number of null-subject languages. The implications of this debate are far-reaching for generative theory: if preverbal subjects are analyzed as non-arguments, it calls into question the proposed universality of the EPP (as in e.g. Alexiadou & Anagnostopoulou 1998), as well as its associated features and feature-strengths. Galician, spoken in the northwest of Spain, is an under-documented Romance language within the generative paradigm. In this book,the authordetails an experimental program for establishing clausal word order appropriateness and preferences in a variety of information structure contexts, while informing theoretical debate on preverbal subjects. The experimental methodology and information structure assumptions employed create several testable predictions. The statistical data suggest that Galician is a predominantly SVO language and that preverbal subjects behave like canonical subjects, and not CLLD constituents. The empirical data discussed inform the modified model of the preverbal field thatthe authorproposes for Galician, which takes into account a number of recent analyses of Western Iberian Romance clausal phenomena such as the enclisis-proclisis divide, topicalization, focalization, and recomplementation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pragmatics for Latin

Pragmatics for Latin

Using a slightly adjusted version of the structured meanings theory, the book shows how the pragmatic meanings matching the different word orders arise naturally and spontaneously out of the compositional process as an integral part of a ...

Author: A. M. Devine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190939496

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 200

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Latin is often described as a free word order language, but in general each word order encodes a particular information structure: in that sense, each word order has a different meaning. Pragmatics for Latin provides a descriptive analysis of Latin information structure based on detailed philological evidence and elaborates a syntax-pragmatics interface that formalizes the informational content of the various different word orders. Using a slightly adjusted version of the structured meanings theory, the book shows how the pragmatic meanings matching the different word orders arise naturally and spontaneously out of the compositional process as an integral part of a single semantic derivation covering denotational and informational meaning at one and the same time.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Syntax Information Structure Interactions in the Sentential Verbal and Nominal Peripheries

Syntax Information Structure Interactions in the Sentential  Verbal and Nominal Peripheries

“KP/DP–syntax: Interaction of Case Marking with Referential and Nominal
Features. ” Theoretical Linguistics 20:38–70. López, Luis. 2009. A Derivational
Syntax for Information Structure. Oxford: Oxford University Press. López, Luis.
2012.

Author: Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527549142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 155

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This book considers the connection between information structure and syntax, exploring formal explanations to account for the distribution of discourse-based phenomena such as topic preposing and focus fronting across languages, with a particular focus on English and Spanish. It discusses issues such as word order and the diverse conditions under which types of topics and foci are licensed in different contexts. It shows the different behaviors of languages with respect to specific discourse-oriented operations to be the consequence of feature inheritance, which takes place in the different peripheries detected in the sentence. The book will be of interest to linguists and MA and PhD students of linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Gender and Noun Classification

Gender and Noun Classification

... Gapping by Sophie Repp A Derivational Syntax for Information Structure by
Luis López Quantification, Definiteness, and Nominalization edited by Anastasia
Giannakidou and Monika Rathert The Syntax of Sentential Stress by ...

Author: Éric Mathieu

Publisher: Oxford Studies in Theoretical

ISBN: 9780198828105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This volume explores the many ways by which natural languages categorize nouns into genders or classes. A noun may belong to a given class because of its logical or symbolic similarities with other nouns, because it shares a similar morphological form with other nouns, or simply through an arbitrary convention. The aim of this book is to establish which functional or lexical categories are responsible for this type of classification, especially along the nominal syntactic spine. The book's contributors draw on data from a wide range of languages, including Amharic, French, Gitksan, Haro, Lithuanian, Japanese, Mi'kmaw, Persian, and Shona. Chapters examine where in the nominal structure gender is able to function as a classifying device, and how in the absence of gender, other functional elements in the nominal spine come to fill that gap. Other chapters focus on how gender participates in grammatical concord and agreement phenomena. The volume also discusses semantic agreement: hybrid agreement sometimes arises due to a distinction that grammars encode between natural gender on the one hand and grammatical gender on the other. The findings in the volume have significant implications for syntactic theory and theories of interpretation, and contribute to a greater understanding of the interplay between inflection and derivation. The volume will be of interest to theoretical linguists and typologists from advanced undergraduate level upwards.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Generative Morphology

Generative Morphology

The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon. To discuss your book idea or submit a proposal, please contact Birgit Sievert

Author: Sergio Scalise

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110877328

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cognitive Status Discourse Salience and Information Structure

Cognitive Status  Discourse Salience  and Information Structure

However , unlike the proposals by Vallduví ( summarized in $ 7.2 ) and Erteschik
- Shir ( summarized in $ 7.3 ) , there is no need for a derivational level of the
syntax at which Information Structure intervenes . The linking or associative
mapping ...

Author: Ann Elizabeth Mulkern

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00819047I

Category:

Page: 362

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Focus and Secondary Predication

Focus and Secondary Predication

The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon. To discuss your book idea or submit a proposal, please contact Birgit Sievert

Author: Susanne Winkler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110150573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 481

View: 343

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ellipsis and Focus in Generative Grammar

Ellipsis and Focus in Generative Grammar

The central aim of this book is to explain on the basis of linguistic theorizing of how it is possible that we understand more than we actually hear.

Author: Susanne Winkler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110890426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 208

Covering linguistic research on empty categories over more than three decades, this monograph presents the result of an in-depth syntactic and focus-theoretical investigation of ellipsis in generative grammar. The phenomenon of ellipsis most generally refers to the omission of linguistic material, structure and sound. The central aim of this book is to explain on the basis of linguistic theorizing of how it is possible that we understand more than we actually hear. The answer developed throughout this book is that ellipsis is an interface phenomenon which can only be explained on the basis of the complex interaction between syntax, semantics and information structure. Scholars of grammar and cognitive scientists will profit from reading this book.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Deriving Syntactic Relations

Deriving Syntactic Relations

This book proposes that the fundamental building blocks of syntax are relations between words rather than constituents formed from words.

Author: John Bowers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107096752

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 221

This book proposes that the fundamental building blocks of syntax are relations between words rather than constituents formed from words.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Particle Verbs in English

Particle Verbs in English

This book offers a new account of the transitive particle verb construction in English.

Author: Nicole Dehé

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027227802

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 611

This book offers a new account of the transitive particle verb construction in English. The main emphasis is on the alternation between the two word orders possible in English (continuous: hand in the manuscript vs. discontinuous: hand the manuscript in). The central aim is to show that the choice of the word order is not optional as has often been claimed in related literature on the topic and that a syntactic analysis should thus not be based on optional movement operations or optional feature selection. The author argues in some detail that the choice of the word order is determined to a great extent by the information structuring of the context in which the relevant construction is embedded. The syntactic structure she develops is based on a substantial combination of empirical facts, evidence from theoretical research and the results of two experimental studies on the intonation patterns of the construction.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lexicon and Grammar

Lexicon and Grammar

The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon. To discuss your book idea or submit a proposal, please contact Birgit Sievert

Author: Joseph E. Emonds

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110872996

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 513

View: 961

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax

The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax

The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax provides a historical context for what is happening in the field of generative syntax today, a survey of the various generative approaches to syntactic structure available in the literature and an ...

Author: Marcel den Dikken

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107354586

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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Syntax – the study of sentence structure – has been at the centre of generative linguistics from its inception and has developed rapidly and in various directions. The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax provides a historical context for what is happening in the field of generative syntax today, a survey of the various generative approaches to syntactic structure available in the literature and an overview of the state of the art in the principal modules of the theory and the interfaces with semantics, phonology, information structure and sentence processing, as well as linguistic variation and language acquisition. This indispensable resource for advanced students, professional linguists (generative and non-generative alike) and scholars in related fields of inquiry presents a comprehensive survey of the field of generative syntactic research in all its variety, written by leading experts and providing a proper sense of the range of syntactic theories calling themselves generative.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Generative studies on Creole languages

Generative studies on Creole languages

The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon.

Author: Pieter Muysken

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783111392844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

View: 150

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Syntax and Its Limits

Syntax and Its Limits

In this book, leading linguists explore the empirical scope of syntactic theory, by concentrating on a set of phenomena for which both syntactic and nonsyntactic analyses appear plausible.

Author: Raffaella Folli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199683239

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 450

View: 178

In this book, leading linguists explore the empirical scope of syntactic theory, by concentrating on a set of phenomena for which both syntactic and nonsyntactic analyses appear plausible. The volume is organized into four thematic sections: architectures; syntax and information structure; syntax and the lexicon; and lexical items at the interfaces
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Probus

Probus

A derivational syntax for information structure . Ms. , University of IllinoisChicago .
To appear in the ZASPIL series . Luján , Marta ( 1978 ) . Direct object nouns and
the preposition “ a ” in Spanish . Texas Linguistic Forum 10 : 30–52 . ( 1996 ) .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133695523

Category: Latin language

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Categories: Latin language

The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order.

Author: Andrew Carnie Assistant Professor of Linguistics University of Arizona

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195344014

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics Product

The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics  Product

The second volume of the two-volume set The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics focuses on the linguistic outcomes of empirical linguistics.

Author: Sam Featherston

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110213478

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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The second volume of the two-volume set The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics focuses on the linguistic outcomes of empirical linguistics. The contributions present some of the insights that linguists can gain by applying the new methods: progress within language study is accelerated by the new evidence since language systems are more precisely captured. Readers will enjoy the fresh perspective on linguistic questions made possible by the evidence-based approach.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Towards a Derivational Syntax

Towards a Derivational Syntax

This volume explores recent advancements in the Minimalist Program that adopt Stroik s (1999, 2009) Survive Principle as the principle means of accounting for displacement phenomena in earlier versions of generative theory.

Author: Michael T. Putnam

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027255273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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This volume explores recent advancements in the Minimalist Program that adopt Stroik s (1999, 2009) Survive Principle as the principle means of accounting for displacement phenomena in earlier versions of generative theory. These contributions bring to light many advantages and challenges that beset the Survive-minimalist framework, including topics such as the lexicon-syntax relationship, coordinate symmetries, scope, ellipsis, code-switching, and probe-goal relations. Despite the diverse, broad range of topics discussed in this volume, the papers are connected by a renewed investigation of Frampton & Gutmann s (2002) vision of a crash-proof syntax. This volume provides new and interesting perspectives on theoretical issues that have challenged the Minimalist Program since its inception and will provide ample food for thought for syntacticians working in the Minimalist tradition and beyond."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pragmatics for Latin

Pragmatics for Latin

Using a slightly adjusted version of the structured meanings theory, the book shows how the pragmatic meanings matching the different word orders arise naturally and spontaneously out of the compositional process as an integral part of a ...

Author: A. M. Devine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190939478

Category: Latin language

Page: 248

View: 127

Latin is often described as a free word order language, but in general each word order encodes a particular information structure: in that sense, each word order has a different meaning. Pragmatics for Latin provides a descriptive analysis of Latin information structure based on detailed philological evidence and elaborates a syntax-pragmatics interface that formalizes the informational content of the various different word orders. Using a slightly adjusted version of the structured meanings theory, the book shows how the pragmatic meanings matching the different word orders arise naturally and spontaneously out of the compositional process as an integral part of a single semantic derivation covering denotational and informational meaning at one and the same time.
Categories: Latin language