Syntax and its Limits

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  • Copyright: 2014-02-12
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Raffaella Folli,Christina Sevdali,Robert Truswell

Raffaella Folli is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Ulster. Her research interests are theoretical and comparative syntax and language processing, with special focus on the syntax-lexicon and the syntax-semantics interface. She has published her work in journals such as Linguistic Inquiry, Journal of Linguistics, Lingua, Trends in Cognitive Science among others, as well as in several edited volumes.

Christina Sevdali is a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Ulster. She received her
BA from the University of Crete and her MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her main area of expertise is Ancient Greek syntax, but her research interests also include multilingual acquisition, and the syntax - morphology interface, particularly case. Her paper "Ancient Greek infinitives and Phases" will appear in Syntax and her collaboration with Artemis Alexiadou and Elena Anagnostopoulou on "Patterns of dative -nominative alternations" will appear in the Proceedings of NELS 41.

Robert Truswell is Assistant Professor of Syntax at the University of Ottawa. Prior to that, he was a PhD student at University College London, and a postdoc at Tufts University and the University of Edinburgh. He has published on various aspects of the syntax-semantics interface, including Events, Phrases, and Questions (OUP, 2011), and has other research interests in diachronic syntax and the evolution of language.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, and Robert Truswell
Part I: Architectures
2. Harmonic Derivationalism, Winfried Lechner
3. Reconstruction, Control, and Movement, Robert Truswell
4. Linearizing Empty Edges, Terje Lohndal and Bridget Samuels
5. Evidence for the Use of Verb Telicity in Sentence Comprehension, Erin O'Bryan, Raffaella Folli, Heidi Harley, and Thomas G. Bever
Part II: Syntax and Information Structure
6. Focus Intervention in Declaratives, Aviad Eilam
7. Root Phenomena as Interface Phenomena: Evidence from non-sententials, Cecile De Cat
8. 'Contrast' and its Relation to wa in Japanese and nun in Korean, Reiko Vermeulen
Part III: Syntax and the Lexicon
9. Adjuncts Within Words and Complex Heads, Glyne Piggott and Lisa deMena Travis
10. Still Puzzled by Adjectival Passives?, Berit Gehrke
11. The Role of Syntax in Stress Assignment in Serbo-Croatian, Boban Arsenijevic and Marko Simonovic
12. Allosemy, Idioms, and Their Domains: Evidence from adjectival participles, Elena Anagnostopoulou and Yota Samioti
13. The 'No Agent Idioms' Hypothesis, Heidi Harley and Megan Schildmier Stone
Part IV: Lexical Items at the Interfaces
14. On the Syntax and Semantics of the Japanese Comparative, Hazel Pearson
15. Bare Number, Theodora Alexopoulou, Raffaella Folli, and George Tsoulas
16. Obligatory Resumption in Greek Free and Restrictive Relatves, Evangelia Daskalaki and Marios Mavrogiorgos
17. Ethical Datives: A puzzle for syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces, Dimitris Michelioudakis and Eleni Kapogianni
18. The Syntacticization of Discourse, Liliane Haegeman and Virginia Hill
19. A Syntactic Answer to a Pragmatic Puzzle: The case of asymmetric "and", Bronwyn Moore Bjorkman

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