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QR Obeys Superiority: Frozen Scope and ACD
The phenomenon of frozen scope in double object and spray-load constructions is shown to hold robustly across contexts, constructions, and quantifier types. Nevertheless, frozen scope is not
Syntax at the edge : cross-clausal phenomena and the syntax of passamaquoddy
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, 2001.
By Phrases in Passives and Nominals
.  A longstanding claim in the literature holds that by phrases are special in the passive, receiving certain external argument roles that by phrases in nominals cannot, such as the role of
Ditransitive Asymmetries and a Theory of Idiom Formation
This article discusses three asymmetries in ditransitivesquantifier scope, nominalizations, and idiomsand argues that an asymmetric theory like that advocated by Marantz (1993) and Bruening (2001) is
Word formation is syntactic: adjectival passives in English
A purely syntactic account of adjectival passives is proposed that explains all of the facts, both the similarities and the differences between adjectival and verbal passives, and provides support for the theory of applied arguments advanced by Bruening (2010).
Affected Experiencers
Numerous languages permit an NP that is not selected by the verb to be added to a clause, with several different possible interpretations. We divide such non-selected arguments into possessor,
Double Object Constructions Disguised as Prepositional Datives
Recent work by Bresnan and colleagues (Bresnan 2007, Bresnan et al. 2007, Bresnan and Nikitina 2007) has argued that double object and prepositional dative constructions are essentially identical,
Defects of Defective Intervention
A lattice-theoretical approach to the grammar of Chol, a Mayan language and the contituency of classifier constructions in Mandarin Chinese is presented.
Selectional Asymmetries between CP and DP Suggest that the DP Hypothesis is Wrong
The primary motivation for the DP Hypothesis has been a claimed parallel with the clausal domain, where functional projections (at least IP and CP) dominate the lexical projection of the verb.
Selection, idioms, and the structure of nominal phrases with and without classifiers
It is common to hypothesize that in classifier and non-classifier languages alike the various functional heads (determiner/demonstrative, numeral, classifier) each head their own projection, so that