Syntax and Semantics: Perspectives on Phase Structure: Heads and Licensing v. 25

Syntax and Semantics: Perspectives on Phase Structure: Heads and Licensing v. 25

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Intended for linguistic professionals and graduate students, this book explores licensing theory and its implications for a theory of syntax. The papers focus on developing a constrained set of licensing mechanisms relating elements in a syntactic representation, and on the different properties of lexical and functional heads as licenses of complements and specifiers. Aimed at syntacticians and those interested in the application of syntactic theory, the book demonstrates the expanding explanatory parts of this approach to syntax.
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  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 25.4mm | 620g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0126135258
  • 9780126135251

Table of contents

Part 1 Heads: a case for emerging functional categories, J. Kornfilt; two functional categories in noun phrases - evidence from modern Hebrew, E. Ritter; on the position of subjects, H. Contreras; phrase structure of ellipsis in English, A. Lobeck; alignment of arguments in adjective phrases, T. Stowell. Part 2 Licensing: syntactic licensing and sub-categorization, S.D. Rothstein; adjunct-predicate licensing and D-structure, T.R. Rapoport; a phrase structure theory for tertiaries, T. Ernst; relative clauses, licensing and the nature of derivation, D. Lebeaux; generalized transformations and the D-structure position of adjuncts, M. Speas.
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