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A syntax of substance

Author: David Adger
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 2013.
Series: Linguistic inquiry monographs
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Adger proposes a new approach to phrase structure that eschews functional heads and labels structures exocentrically. The proposal simultaneously simplifies the syntactic system and restricts the range of possible structures, ruling out the ubiquitous (remnant) roll-up derivations and forcing a separation of arguments from their apparent heads. This new system has a number of empirical consequences, which the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012020867
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Adger
ISBN: 0262312239 9780262312233
OCLC Number: 823578211
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction 1 --
Chapter 2 Labels and Structures 9 --
2.1 Introduction 9 --
2.2 The Specifier Problem 9 --
2.3 Diagnosis: The Problem Is Heads, Not Labels 18 --
2.4 Conclusion 34 --
Chapter 3 Syntactic Interpretation 37 --
3.1 Introduction 37 --
3.2 I-Complements and I-Specifiers 38 --
3.3 Labeled Structures and the Impossibility of Roll-up Derivations 40 --
3.4 Semantic Interpretation 46 --
3.5 Linearization 48 --
3.6 Conclusion 50 --
Chapter 4 Puzzles in the Syntax of Relational Nominate 51 --
4.1 A Settled View 51 --
4.2 Optionality of "Arguments" of Relational Nominals 57 --
4.3 Relationality in Functional, Not Lexical, Structure 70 --
4.4 Conclusion 89 --
Chapter 5 The PP Peripherality Generalization 91 --
5.1 Introduction 91 --
5.2 PP Complements 96 --
5.3 Head-Initial Languages 97 --
5.4 Determiners and Possessives 113 --
5.5 Conclusion 132 --
Chapter 6 The Etiology of the PP Argument 135 --
6.1 Introduction 135 --
6.2 Analyzing PP Peripherality 136 --
6.3 Bound-Pronoun Interpretations 145 --
6.4 Variable-Order PPs 146 --
6.5 PP Peripherality Redux 158 --
6.6 Head-Final Languages 162 --
6.7 Conclusion 166 --
Chapter 7 Conclusion 167.
Series Title: Linguistic inquiry monographs
Responsibility: David Adger.

Abstract:

Adger proposes a new approach to phrase structure that eschews functional heads and labels structures exocentrically. The proposal simultaneously simplifies the syntactic system and restricts the range of possible structures, ruling out the ubiquitous (remnant) roll-up derivations and forcing a separation of arguments from their apparent heads. This new system has a number of empirical consequences, which the book explores in the domain of relational nominals across different language families, including Germanic, Romance, Celtic, Polynesian, and Semitic.

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