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Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng is Chair Professor of Linguistics at Leiden University. She received her PhD in Linguistics from MIT in 1991. Her main research interests include comparative syntax (both micro- and macro-comparation), syntax-semantics interface and syntax-phonology interface. Some recent research topics include verb doubling, free choice items and prosodic domains. She has published in Linguistic Inquiry, The Linguistic Review, Syntax, Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Journal of African Language and Linguistics, Natural Language Semantics, and Journal of Semantics.
Norbert Corver is Professor of Dutch Linguistics at Utrecht University. He received his PhD in Linguistics from Tilburg University in 1990. His main research interests are Dutch syntax, micro- and macro-comparative syntax, the study of syntax at the interface with information structure and affect. Some recent research topics include predicate displacement, the internal syntax of adjective phrases, NP-ellipsis, the syntax of interjections, exclamatives and curse expressions. He has published in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Linguistic Inquiry, The Linguistic Review, Lingua,Linguistics, and The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics.
Table of Contents
1. Syntactic Diagnostics in the Study of Human Language, Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver Part I: Head Movement 2. Head Movement as a Phonological Operation, Christer Platzack 3. Getting Morphemes in Order: affixation and head movement, Heidi Harley 4. Verb Movement to C: from agrammatic aphasias to syntactic analysis, Naama Friedmann 5. In Defence of Head Movement: evidence from Bantu, Jochen Zeller 6. Diagnosing Head Movement, Heidi Harley Part II: Phrasal Movement 7. Phrasal Movement and its DIscontents: diseases and diagnoses, David Pesetsky 8. Diagnosing Covert Movement: the Duke of York reconstruction, Winfried Lechner 9. Arguments for LD Movement in LD Questions in Child Language, Hamida Demirdache 10. Diagnosing Covert A-movement, Maria Polinsky and Eric Potsdam 11. Diagnosing XP Movement, Winfried Lechner Part III: Agreement 12. The Syntactic Relations Behind Agreement, Sandra Chung 13. Gender Confusion, Ora Matushansky 14. Agreement in the Production of Subject and Object wh-questions, Maria Teresa Guasti 15. Agreement Unified: Arabic, Jamal Ouhalla 16. Diagnosing Agreement, Maria Teresa Guasti and Ora Matushansky Part IV: Anaphora 17. Identifying Anaphoric Dependencies, Martin Everaert and Elena Anagnostopoulou 18. Condition B, Chris Tancredi 19. A Processing View on Agrammatism, Sergey Avrutin and Sergio Baauw 20. Tagalog Anaphora, Norvin Richards 21. Diagnosing Anaphora, martin Everaert Part V: Ellipsis 22. Polarity Item Under Ellipsis, Jason Merchant 23. Syntactic Diagnostics for Extraction of Focus From Ellipsis Site, Susanne Winkler 24. A Recycling Approach to Processing Ellipsis, Lyn Frazier 25. What Sluicing Can do, What it Can't, and in Which Language: on the cross-linguistic syntax of ellipsis, Jeroen van Craenenbroeck and Aniko Liptak 26. Diagnosing Ellipsis, Jason Merchant