Diagnosing Syntax

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  • Copyright: 2013-09-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

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

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