Asymmetry in Grammar: Volume 1: Syntax and semantics by Anna Maria Di Sciullo

By Anna Maria Di Sciullo

Asymmetry in Grammar: Syntax and Semantics brings to fore the centrality of asymmetry in DP, vice president and CP. A finer grained articulation of the DP is proposed, and additional sensible projections for restrictive family members, in addition to a cultured analyses of case id and presumptive pronouns. The papers on vice chairman speak about extra asymmetries between arguments, and among arguments and adjuncts. Double-object buildings, specificational copula sentences, secondary predicates, and the scope homes of adjuncts are mentioned during this point of view. The papers on CP suggest a different articulation of the phrasal projection, justifications for Remnant IP circulation, and an research of edition in clause constitution asymmetries. The papers in semantics aid the speculation that interpretation is a functionality of configurational asymmetry. The type/token info distinction is extra argued to correspond to the partition among the higher and reduce point of the word. it's also proposed that time of View Roles will not be primitives of the pragmatic part, yet are head-dependent different types. Configurationality is extra argued to be required to differentiate contrastive from non-contrastive subject. Compositionality is proposed to provide an explanation for cross-linguistic adaptations within the selectional habit of typologically various languages.

The papers in syntax comprise contributions from Antonia Androutsopoulou and Manuel Español-Echevarría, Dana Isac, Edit Jakab, Cedric Boeckx, Julie Anne Legate, Maria Cristina Cuervo, Jacqueline Guéron, Niina Zhang, Thomas Ernst, Manuela Ambar, Jean-Yves Pollock, Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Ilena Paul and Stanca Somesfalean.The papers on semantics comprise contributions of Greg Carlson,Peggy Speas and Carol Tenny, Chungmin Lee, and James Pustejovsky.

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E. the head Noun would move to a functional head that dominates the functional projection hosting the RRC. This kind of movement would be problematic since it would violate Chomsky’s (1993) Extension Condition. (28) Extension Condition For substitution, Ø must be external to the targeted P-marker K. What (28) says is that substitution operations must always extend their target. As it stands, this condition prohibits overt head movement, since head movement does not extend the targeted P-marker as required.

Attributive intersective Adjectives and RRCs. Although both types of modifiers can show up either prenominally or postnominally (at least crosslinguistically), the postnominal position is accounted for by different syntactic phenomena: N-movement in the case of adjectival modification, and Gapping in the case of modification by a RRC. We show that a Noun modified by a RRC can be overt only if the RC contains an open, unsaturated argument position, which could identify the R argument of the Noun.

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