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Ken Hale: A Life in Language

  title={Ken Hale: A Life in Language},
  author={Ken Hale and Michael J. Kenstowicz},
The essays in this collection celebrate Ken Hale's lifelong study of underdocumented languages and their implications for universal grammar. The authors report their latest research in syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and phonetics. Contributors: Elena Anagnostopoulou, Noam Chomsky, Michel DeGraff, Kai von Fintel, Morris Halle, James Harris, Sabine Iatridou, Roumyana Izvorski, Michael Kenstowicz, Samuel Jay Keyser, Shigeru Miyagawa, Wayne O'Neil, David Pesetsky, Hyang-Sook Sohn… 

Joachim Sabel & Mamoru Saito (eds.), The free word order phenomenon: its syntactic sources and diversity (Studies in Generative Grammar 69). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2005. Pp. vi+382.

  • J. Bailyn
  • Linguistics
    Journal of Linguistics
  • 2007
Paul (eds.), A Festschrift for Morris Halle. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 232–286. Chomsky, Noam (1981). Lectures on government and binding. Dordrecht: Foris. Dixon, R. M. W. (1997). The rise

Ángel J. Gallego, Phase theory (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 152). Amsterdam & Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, 2010. Pp. xii+365.

Chomsky, Noam. 2001. Derivation by phase. In Michael Kenstowicz (ed.), Ken Hale: A life in language, 1–52. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Chomsky, Noam. 2008. On phases. In Robert Freidin, Carlos P. Otero

Subjects, tense and verb movement in Germanic and Romance

This paper takes a closer look at the attraction properties of T. It highlights an empirically attested distinction between rich agreement inflection, exhibited by null-subject languages, and rich

On the structure and development of nominal phrases in Norwegian

The suffixed definite article in Modern Norwegian developed from a clitic in Old Norse. Such a change creates interesting theoretical questions as to how we can account for this difference in phrase

Generative Approaches to Ergativity

It is shown in this article that early approaches tend to treat the absolutive uniformly as a subject or an object, while later analyses move toward disassociating case from grammatical function.

Chomsky’s linguistics: The goals of the generative enterprise

Abstract:In order to provide a framework for evaluating the generative enterprise as discussed in Chomsky’s linguistics, which spans almost four decades—what has been and what remains to be

A Gradient Harmonic Grammar Account of Nasals in Extended Phonological Words

The article aims at contributing to the long-standing research on the prosodic organization of linguistic elements and the criteria used for identifying prosodic structures. Our focus is on final

Optional Scrambling Is Not Random: Evidence from English-Ukrainian Acquisition

It is shown that children do not overuse scrambled constructions with non-specific objects, and it is argued that the high rate of optionality in child scrambling can be better accounted for with syntax-semantics notions, contrary to discourse-pragmatic approaches to the phenomenon.



Generative Phonology

Abstract Generative phonology and, to some extent, generative transformational linguistics in general, is criticized for its extreme process model, intuitively unacceptable underlying abstractions,

The origins of consonant-vowel metathesis

We argue against the prevailing view that metathesis is somehow less natural phonetically than other processes and distinguished by a relatively greater phonological motivation. We survey cases of

The crossing constraint and ‘backwards languages’

It is shown that by allowing association lines to cross in ways which are tightly restricted by a hierarchy of parameters, the full typology of reversal processes found in language games can be explained.


Su½xation and pre®xation in Toba Batak

  • Language
  • 1998