Local Instability: Split Topicalization and Quantifier Float in German

@inproceedings{Ott2012LocalIS,
  title={Local Instability: Split Topicalization and Quantifier Float in German},
  author={D. Ott},
  year={2012}
}
  • D. Ott
  • Published 2012
  • Mathematics
This monograph explores some consequences of the abandonment of phrase-structure grammar in favor of a Merge-based syntax, which dispenses with the notion of 'projection.' This reduced architecture is shown to shed new light on two long-standing problems in syntactic theory: split topicalization and quantifier float are analyzed as deriving from underlying exocentric (label-less) constituents in argument or adjunct position, which necessitate symmetry-breaking displacement. The analysis… Expand