Nico Baier

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Since Chomsky (1977), it has come to be widely believed that long distance wh-movement proceeds in a series of short, local steps. This type of ‘successive cyclic’ movement is supported by a large body of empirical evidence from a number of different phenomena. Many languages exhibit morphological reflexes of successive cyclic wh-movement, such as a(More)
2 Existing Analyses of Anti-Agreement 6 2.1 Anti-Locality Approaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.1.1 Ouhalla 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.1.2 Schneider-Zioga (2007) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.1.3 Cheng 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(More)
We examine the syntactic properties of different instances of SAuxOV word order in West Africa, and show that languages which possess this surface order actually have fundamental differences in clause structure. We divide these structurally diverse surface SAuxOV orders into two types: ‘strict’ and ‘fake’ SAuxOV. Crucially, we show that a restricted range(More)
This paper is concerned with the following question: Are all instances of agreement in language derived by the same grammatical mechanism? I approach this question from the point of view of DP-internal head-modifier agreement, henceforth nominal concord. In the recent literature, there have been two broad approaches to nominal concord. Many researchers(More)
I thank Peter Jenks and Line Mikkelsen for insightful comments, guidance, and discussion on this project, as well as my consultant El Hadji Malick Loum for sharing his language with me. All data in this paper were gathered during the 2012-2013 UC Berkeley Field Methods class and subsequent follow up work with John Merrill in 2013-2014. Abbreviations: AGR =(More)
STUDY AIM Regional characteristics are being increasingly taken into account in studies on the determinants of health and health-care. A systematic observation and inclusion of regional particularities has, however, been absent from strategic planning and financing decisions to date. Furthermore, regional-level changes over time have, for the most part, not(More)
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