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Morphosyntax : the syntax of verbal inflection
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy, 1995.
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A-Chains At The Pf-Interface: Copies And `Covert Movement
This paper develops an argument for the copy theory ofmovement based on consideration of Holmberg's Generalization [HG], a well-documented constrainton object shift in the Germanic languages. AExpand
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On Ergativity and Ergative Unergatives
This paper articulates and defends a view of Ergativity rooted in Case Theory. The leading idea is that given two structural (i.e. as opposed to “semantic” or “inherent”) Cases, languages mustExpand
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Subject positions and the roles of TP
Les As. considerent que le specifieur d'une projection fonctionnelle externe au SV - le Syntagme Temps - peut toucher des SN sujets sous certaines conditions. Ils presentent des donnees empiriques,Expand
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Realizing Germanic Inflection: Why Morphology Does Not Drive Syntax
This paper examines and evaluates what may be called the “Rich Agreement Hypothesis” (RAH) in the domain of verb movement asymmetries in Germanic. The most prominent current accounts (e.g.,Expand
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Agreement as a post-syntactic operation
This paper develops an argument that agreement (in particular NP-predicate agreement) is a morphological and not a syntactic phenomenon. Narrowly, I argue against the proposition that theExpand
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Word Order and Scope: Transparent Interfaces and the ¾ Signature
A recurring pattern of partial correlations between word order variation and scope possibilities (the ¾ signature) supports a particular view of economy constraints in syntax, with these properties:Expand
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Two Heads Aren’t Always Better Than One
We propose a novel theory of verb raising in which different surface positions of the finite verb across languages reflect differences in phrase structure in a principled manner. Assuming that theExpand
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Floating Quantifiers: Handle with care
L'A. examine les approches proposees pour rendre compte des relations entre les phrases All the students have finished the assignment et The students have all finished the assignment. Il montreExpand
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The Domain of Agreement
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In certain types of infinitival complementation constructions in three quite dissimilar languages (German, Japanese, and Itelmen) expected interpretations curiously, but systematically, fail to arise. Expand
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