Hubert Haider

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  • Jane Grimshaw, Peter Ackema, David Adger, Maria Bittner, Eric Bakovic, Claudia Borgonovo +32 others
  • 1995
The analysis has benefited immensely from discussions with, and (often extensive) comments from, the following colleagues: and Wuppertaler Linguistisches Kolloquium. I owe a particular debt to Alan Prince and Paul Smolensky, for their extremely generous contributions to this work, and to Vieri Samek-Lodovici for his invaluable scrutiny of the manuscript.(More)
Recent research on Burzio's Generalization converges on a surprising conclusion: what blocks accusative Case in unaccusative constructions has nothing to do with the Case or theta assigning abilities of unaccusative verbs; rather an overriding principle requires sentences to have a nominative Case. But there is little consensus as to how to formulate the(More)
The hypothesis is tested, whether increasing language processing demands draw on the capacity of working memory thereby leading to an increase in theta band power. Previous research has shown that theta reflects working memory whereas upper alpha semantic memory demands. Sentences were presented in four chunks in a reading and a semantic task. In the(More)
We examine different cases of ineffability, not only in phonology and syntax, but also in morphology and semantics, and propose a typology of ineffabilities compatible with the Control component of Orgun & Sprouse (1999). Lexical gaps as well as other gaps in the morpho-syntax or the phonology are the primary source of ineffable – or absolutely(More)
  • Christopher Potts, Tom Roeper, Alena Anishchanka, Doreen Bryant, Manfred Bierwisch, Andries Coetzee +8 others
  • 2005
We analyze expressive small clauses like you fool (and their counterparts in other languages) as contributors of expressive content. Independently known restrictions on expressive content in turn allow us to derive their limited distribution. The theory has ramifications for child language. It correctly predicts which root-level small clauses will survive(More)
The aim of this paper is the exploration of an optimality theoretic architecture for syntax that is guided by the concept of correspondence: syntax is understood as the mechanism of " translating " underlying representations into a surface form. In minimalism, this surface form is called " Phonological Form " (PF). Both semantic and abstract syntactic(More)
We present event-related potential evidence from language comprehension that processing conflicts arising from the same linguistic domain and appearing within the same time range do not interact when they draw upon distinct underlying neural populations. Thus, a combined violation of two morphosyntactic information types, number-agreement and case,(More)
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