Ronnie Cann

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  • Ewan Klein, Ronnie Cann, Claire Grover, Philip Miller
  • 2000
It is widely assumed that prosodic structure is related in some way to syntactic structure, yet there is little agreement about what the nature of that relation might be. We might take the null-hypothesis to be the following: Prosodic Isomorphism Hypothesis: Prosodic constituency is isomorphic to 'conventional' constituent structure. Although prosodic(More)
This paper explores the relation of grammaticality to acceptability through a discussion of the use of resumptive pronouns in spoken En-glish. It is argued that undergeneration by some grammar of observed linguistic phenomena such as these is as serious a problem for theoretical frameworks as overgeneration, and that it has consequences for the way in which(More)
1 X-bar Theory One of the important tasks of a syntactic theory is to provide an account of the different dependency relations that hold between elements in a phrase. 1 In Dependency Grammar (following various traditional grammatical traditions (cf. Lyons 1968), there are two basic types: complement and adjunct (or modifier). The first defines an obligatory(More)
  • Ash Asudeh, Line Hove, Mikkelsen, Introduction, Mike Calcagno, Edward Flemming +9 others
  • 2003
Syntactic noun incorporation (SNI) in Danish is a phenomenon that has reflexes in phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. In contrast with morphological noun incorporation, which involves compounding of an N stem and a V stem to yield a larger, derived V stem (Mithun, 1984, 847), SNI does not involve any overt word order perturbation or overt(More)
  • Robert Malouf, Ronnie Cann, Claire Grover, Philip Miller
  • 1999
In virtually every syntactic framework, case assignment is considered a local phenomenon. That is, while many languages with so-called 'quirky case' have verbs which assign dative case to their subject, it would be very surprising to find a verb which, say, assigned dative case to its subject's specifier's complement. Roughly speaking, a head assigns case(More)
  • Theodora Alexopoulou, Dimitra Kolliakou, Ronnie Cann, Jonathan Ginzburg, Claire Grover, Caroline Heycock +3 others
  • 2001
This paper focuses on the Information Packaging notion of linkhood and provides a structural definition of this notion for Greek. We show that a combination of structural resources – syntactic (left dislocation), morphological (clitic duplication) and phonological (absence of nuclear accent) – are simultaneously exploited to realize linkhood in Greek, a(More)
This thesis presents an examination of the syntactic and semantic properties of natural language reflexive and reciprocal expressions, which are commonly referred to as anaphors in syntactic theory. The work is carried out in the broader context of 'binding theory' and 'control theory'. Binding theory has two main aspects. The first aspect is to explain the(More)