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Reflexes of grammar in patterns of language change
When one form replaces another over time in a changing language, the new form does not occur equally often in all linguistic contexts. Linguists have generally assumed that those contexts in whichExpand
Pseudocleft Connectedness: Implications for the LF Interface Level
Pseudoclefts constitute a difficult challenge for linguistic theory, displaying effects of core syntactic conditions in a noncanonical configuration that cannot be normalized with standard syntacticExpand
The Linguistic Relevance of Tree Adjoining Grammar
This work was supported in part by NSF grants MCS8219196-CER, MCS8207294 and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a Program in Cognitive Science, Grant No. 84-4-15. Expand
Morphosyntactic Variation
In a series of recent investigations of language change, a group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere has described the grammatical character and time course of a number ofExpand
Function and grammar in the history of English
The Bracketing Guidelines for the Penn Chinese Treebank (3.0)
This document describes the bracketing guidelines for the Penn Chinese Treebank Project. The goal of the project is the creation of a 100-thousand-word corpus of Mandarin Chinese text with syntacticExpand
Topic, Focus, and Syntactic Representa- tions
This paper attempts to go further in developing an account in which the role of information struc-ture is central in specificational sentences, and focuses on one aspect that it is believed is essential to understanding what is happening: the information structure of such sentences. Expand
The Licensing of CP-recursion and its Relevance to the Germanic Verb-Second Phenomenon
One of the central predictions of this analysis is that v/2 should be limited to clauses in which the C position is empty at d-structure, as in matrix sentences and in a limited range of subordinateExpand