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Optimality, markedness, and word order in German
Abstract The main goal of this article is to develop an approach to free-word-order structures in German that reconciles the findings of two different lines of research: competition-based models thatExpand
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Improper movement and unambiguous binding
Les auteurs proposent une theorie modulaire du mouvement en comparant le mouvement WH et la topicalisation dans differentes langues : Allemand, Russe, Anglais, Bulgare, Coreen.
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Ergatives Move Too Early: On an Instance of Opacity in Syntax
In this paper we examine the ban on ¯ A-movement of the external argument of a transitive verb that holds in many morphologically ergative languages. We argue that the prohibition against movement ofExpand
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Incomplete category fronting
It is a well-known characteristic of German syntax that “incomplete” or “partial” constituents can be fronted. Expand
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Incomplete category fronting : a derivational approach to remnant movement in German
Preface. 1. Incomplete Category Fronting. 2. Movement Theory. 3. Proper Binding. 4. Anti-Freezing. 5. Remnant Movement Asymmetries. 6. Intermediate Traces and Extraposition. 7. Concluding Remarks.Expand
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Partial wh-movement and Optimality Theory
Partial wh-movement constructions in German and Hungarian exhibit a number of properties that are unexpected under standard approaches to movement. In contrast, I will show that these propertiesExpand
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Pro-Drop and Impoverishment
It is often assumed that some notion of morphological richness plays a central role in the theory of pro-drop: In languages with sufficiently rich verbal φ-feature (person, number, gender) agreementExpand
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Optionality in optimality-theoretic syntax
L'existence de l'optionalite, une situation dans laquelle plus d'un gagnant apparait dans un ensemble de candidats, pose un probleme pour la syntaxe basee sur la theorie de l'optimalite. Ce problemeExpand
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Wh-Scope Marking
1. Introduction (by Lutz, Uli) 2. Wh-Scope Marking: Direct vs. Indirect Dependency (by Beck, Sigrid) 3. Scope Marking and Calusal Typing (by Brandner, Ellen) 4. Moving Just the Feature (by Cheng,Expand
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Constraints on Displacement: A phase-based approach
This monograph sets out to derive the effects of standard constraints on displacement like the Minimal Link Condition (MLC) and the Condition on Extraction Domain (CED) from more basic principles in a minimalist approach. Expand
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