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Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order

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Author Biography

Theresa Biberauer, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge,Michelle Sheehan, Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Theresa Biberauer is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, where she is also a Fellow of Churchill College, and an Associate Professor Extraordinary at her South African alma mater, Stellenbosch University. Her research interests are principally in theoretical and comparative (synchronic and diachronic) morphosyntax, with Germanic generally and Afrikaans in particular being areas of specific interest. Her past work has focused on word-order variation, (null) subject phenomena, negation, information structure, and the larger question of the nature of parametric variation.

Michelle Sheehan is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge specialising in comparative syntax with a particular interest in the Romance languages. She has worked on null arguments, Control, word order variation, extraposition, clausal-nominal parallels and case/alignment. She is co-author of the CUP volume Parametric Variation: Null Subjects in Minimalist Theory and the forthcoming volumes The Final over Final Constraint (MIT Press) and The Philosophy of Universal Grammar (OUP).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Theresa Biberauer and Michelle Sheehan
Part I: On the Nature of Disharmony
2. Word-order Typology: a change of perspective, Guglielmo CInque
3. Postpositions vs. Prepositions in Mandarin Chinese: the articulation of disharmony, Redouane Djamouri, Waltraud Paul, and John Whitman
4. The Mixed OV/VO Syntax of Mocheno Main Clauses: on the interaction between high and low left periphery, Federica Cognola
Part II: The Role of Prosody
5. Universal Default Right Headedness and How Stress Determines Word Order, Joseph E. Emonds
6. (Dis)harmonic Word Order and Phase-based Restrictions on Phrasing and Spell-out, Roland Hinterholzl
7. A Stress-based Theory of Disharmonic Word Orders, Hisao Tokizaki and Yasutomo Kuwana
Part III: The Question of Antisymmetry
8. Whare Are There no Directionality Parameters?, Richard Kayne
9. Antisymmetry and Hixkaryana, Michael Barrie
10. Postverbal Constituents in SOV Languages, Balkiz Ozturk
11. On the Relevance of the Head Parameter in a Mixed OV Language, Arantzazu Elordieta
Part IV: Novel Alternatives to Antisymmetry
12. Afrikaans Mixed Adposition Orders as a PF-linearization Effect, Mark de Vos
13. A Traversal parameter at the PF Interface: graph-theoretical linearization of bare phrase structure, Takashi Toyoshima
Part V: The Final-over-Final Constraint
14. Disharmonic Word Orders From a Processing Efficiency Perspective, John A. Hawkins
15. Sentence-final Particles, Complementizers, Antisymmetry, and the Final-over-Final Constraint, Brian Hok-Shing Chan
16. Explaining the Final-over-Final Constraint: formal and functional approaches, Michelle Sheehan

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