By Youngmi Jeong
Applicatives is worried with the syntax of structures that include arguments that go beyond the normal subject-object characterization, and the way the syntax of such structures yields the interpretive results that past study has pointed out. on the empirical point this quantity treatments the inadequacies and obstacles of past money owed through featuring a extra nuanced view of all of the components that input into the syntax and semantics of applicatives. on the theoretical point, this booklet bargains empirical arguments for varied theoretical innovations at present entertained within the minimalist application, between which flow into theta-position, a number of agree, anti-locality, and a really derivational view on successive cyclic circulate.
Read Online or Download Applicatives : structure and interpretation from a minimalist perspective PDF
Best grammar books
Can whatever be defined as 'very real'? there are such a lot of stumbling blocks so one can writing transparent, distinctive ('accurate'? ) English ('english'? ) that it's a ask yourself ('wander'? ) somebody ('any one' or 'anyone'? ) will be understood. thankfully, all those that have ever feared being proven up by utilizing one of many twenty worst phrases and words to be kept away from in any respect bills, or complicated the advanced with the advanced, can now chill out or even take pleasure in a trouble-shooting consultant to strong writing.
You're no fool, in fact. You've most likely written your percentage of booklet experiences, time period papers, e-mails, and thanks notes. the principles of writing should be complicated, despite the fact that, and can lead to ultimate drafts riddled with gaffes, typos, and mistakes! the whole Idiot's Guide® to Grammar and magnificence, moment variation, will take you step-by-step in the course of the fundamentals of spelling, punctuation, and sentence formation that can assist you turn into a good communicator of the written note!
English Grammar for at the present time seeks to advertise the research of grammar within the English curriculum. It takes a brand new strategy which provides weight not just to analytical abilities but in addition to the combination of English grammar with different linguistic talents similar to composition and comprehension.
This groundbreaking learn of the morphology of comparability yields a shocking end result: that even in suppletion (the wholesale alternative of 1 stem by means of a phonologically unrelated stem, as in good-better-best) there emerge strikingly strong styles, nearly exceptionless generalizations throughout languages.
- A Grammar of the Kabardian Language
- The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language
- Pathways of Change: Grammaticalization in English (Studies in Language Companion)
- The genesis of syntactic complexity: diachrony, ontogeny, neuro-cognition, evolution
- Grammar of the Classical Newar
- Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More About Adjectives (Words Are Categorical)
Extra info for Applicatives : structure and interpretation from a minimalist perspective
Franks and Lavine (to appear) examine the unusual case and word order behavior of objects of infinitives in Lithuanian. In Lithuanian, in addition to lexically determined case idiosyncrasy, one finds syntactically determined case idiosyncrasy: with infinitives in three distinct constructions, case possibilities other than the expected accusative obtain. These cases (dative, genitive, and nominative) depend on the general clause structure rather than on the particular infinitive. Moreover, unlike ordinary direct objects, they appear in a position preceding rather than following the verb.
So, the conclusion is that the system on which McGinnis bases her account is both too rigid and too permissive. The proposal I will develop dispenses with phases. Since the phase-based account seems to cause the problems that may not otherwise arise, I will hypothesize that there is no phasal/non-phasal distinction for the (a)symmetries between high and low applicatives, and that the asymmetries between the two types of applicatives, the phase or non-phase effects that McGinnis has identified, can be made to follow from independent factors.
This suggests that the quantified theme in (49a) c-commands and binds the possessive pronoun in the instrumental argument, while the quantified Instrument in (49b) does not c-command the possessive pronoun in the theme. (49) a. b. N-a-fúngul-ish-ije buri muryango úrufunguzo rwáwo I-PST-open-INST-ASP each door key its ‘I opened each doori with itsi key’ N-a-fúngul-ish-ije umuryango wáyo buri rufunguzo I-PST-open-INST-ASP door its each key ‘I opened itsi door with each keyj/*i’ To sum up, some High Applicatives appear to be lower than DO (as reflected by the binding asymmetry) syntactically, but semantically, they are high applicatives.
Applicatives : structure and interpretation from a minimalist perspective by Youngmi Jeong