Romance Languages and Modern Linguistic Theory : Selected papers from the XX Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, University of Ottawa, April 10-14, 1990.

By: Hirschbühler, PaulContributor(s): Koerner, E.F.K | Hirschbuehler, PaulSeries: Current Issues in Linguistic TheoryPublisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1992Copyright date: ©1992Description: 1 online resource (424 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789027277442Subject(s): Romance languages -- Congresses.;Linguistics -- CongressesGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Romance Languages and Modern Linguistic Theory : Selected papers from the XX Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, University of Ottawa, April 10–14, 1990DDC classification: 440 LOC classification: PC11 -- .L53 1990ebOnline resources: Click to View
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ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND MODERN LINGUISTIC THEORY -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- FOREWORD -- Table of contents -- CREOLE INTERFERENCEIN VENEZUELAN SPANISH THE ABSENCE OF SER/ESTAR* -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Methodology -- i) Copulative use: -- ii) Existential use: -- iii) Use as an auxiliary: -- 2. Analysis -- 3. Possible explanations: Ø S/E, a creole feature? -- 3.1 Zero copula in Spanish-based creoles -- 3.2 Zero copula in English-based creoles -- 3.3 New insights: Ø S/E, a mesolectal feature? -- 5. Conclusions -- REFERENCES -- LINGUISTIC CORRELATIONS BETWEEN SUBJECTS OF ONE-ARGUMENT VERBS AND SUBJECTS OF MORE-THAN-ONE-ARGUMENT VERBS IN SPOKEN SPANISH -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Antecedents and basic theoretical notions -- 2. Methodology -- 3. The analysis -- 3.1 The One Lexical Argument Constraint (OLAC) -- 3.2 The Non-lexical Argument Constraint (NAC) -- 3.3 The Preferred Argument Structure of Spanish -- 4. PAS and informatian flow -- 4.1 The given A constraint -- 4.2 Word order -- 5. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- PSYCH CONSTRUCTIONS AND LINKING TO CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The problem -- 2. An alternative analysis -- 2.1 Two inadequacies of the standard analysis -- 2.2 What is a Psych construction? -- 3. Syntactic properties of Psych constructions -- 3.1 Binding of a reflexive direct object -- 3.2 Backward binding of a reflexive -- 4. Conclusion -- 5. Appendix: Redundancy Rules as an Alternative Analysis -- REFERENCES -- SEMANTICS OF CONTROL, TENSE SEQUENCING AND DISJOINT REFERENCE -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Castañeda's Propositional vs. Practical Thinking -- 3. Infinitive Complement-taking Verbs -- 4. Practitional Predicates, Tense Sequencing and Disjoint Reference -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION IN MOLESE, A SOUTHEAST ITALIAN DIALECT SIMPLIFICATION OR DECAY? -- 1. Introduction.
2. Maiden's displaced metaphony -- 3.0 Molese conservative paradigms -- 3.1 Nouns -- 3.2 Verbs -- 3.5 Summary -- 4.0 Molese innovative paradigms -- 4.1 Nouns -- 4.2 Verbs -- 4.3 Summary -- 5. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- ON THE SEMANTICS OF SUBJUNCTIVE COMPLEMENTS -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The semantic basis of mood distribution -- 2. Previous approaches -- A. Assertive/non-assertive predicates -- B. Direction of fit -- 3. Toward an analysis -- 3.1 Individual anchors -- 3.2 Extensional and Intensional Anchoring -- 3.3 Direction of fit and intensional/extensional anchoring -- 3.4 Extensional and intensional reference -- 3.5 Intensional anchoring and the subjunctive -- REFERENCES -- ON REFERENCE IN COPULAR CONTEXTS -- 1. The Problem -- 2. NP2 as a Referring Expression -- 3. NP2 as a Predicate -- 4. The Nature of Identity -- 5. The Syntax of Equative Copular Sentences -- 6. The Interpretation of Names in French -- 7. Solving the Problem -- 8. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- ON THE ECONOMY OF ROMANCE NONLEXICAL DATIVES -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Non-Argument Status of Nonlexical Datives -- 3. Source of Nonlexical Datives -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- THE SPANISH POSSESSIVE DATIVE CONSTRUCTION θ-ROLE ASSIGNMENT AND PROPER GOVERNMENT -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The θ-criterion -- 2. Proper government -- 3. The level of representation/the nature of [e] -- REFERENCES -- THREE PROBLEMS IN ITALIAN INFLECTIONAL MORPHOLOGY -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Final -i -- 3. 1p -iamo -- 4. 3p -o -- 5. Overview and review -- 6. Natural morphology -- REFERENCES -- THE EVOLUTION OF COMPLEMENTS OF FRENCH CAUSATIVE AND PERCEPTION VERBS -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Old and Middle French Infinitival Complements -- 2.1 Position of the NP subject of the infinitival verb -- 2.2 Case Assigned to the Subject of the Infinitival Verb -- 2.3 Object Clitic Climbing.
3. Structure of the Constructions with Causative and Perception Verbs -- REFERENCES -- ANTIPASSIVE CONSTRUCTIONS IN SPANISH -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Previous characterizations of antipassives -- 3. Baker's characterization of antipassives -- 4. Theta assignment -- 5. A characterization of antipassive se -- 6. The derivation -- 7. Productivity -- 8. Antipassives vs. ergatives -- 9. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- RELEXIFICATION IN PALENQUERO -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Creole nature of P -- 2.1 Shared features: -- 2.2 Unshared features: -- 3. Relexification and conflation -- 3.1 Serial verbs -- 3.2 Pronominals -- 3.3 Negation and word order -- 3.4 Complementizers -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- ON CLITIC CASE ALTERNATIONS IN FRENCH CAUSATIVES -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The Syntactic Component -- 2. The Pragmatic Component -- 3. A Semantic Constraint on Clitic Case Alternations -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- ON THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN RAISING AND CONTROL -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The syntax of en -- 3. 'Figurative' uses, aspect, and thematic structure -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- THE SUBJECT OF PSYCH-VERBS AND CASE THEORY -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The Non-Thematic Subject Hypothesis -- 2. Reversibility and the Mapping Principle -- 3. Minimality Barriers and Nominative Objects -- 4. The Subject of preoccupare -- 5. Summary and Conclusions -- REFERENCES -- ON SUPPLETION AND FRENCH LIAISON -- 1. Introduction -- 2. A taxonomy of liaison -- 2.1 Clear suppletive cases -- 2.2 Clear non-suppletive cases -- 2.3 Uncertain cases -- 3. A special dislocated syntactic construction -- 4. A syntactic test for suppletion -- 5. On the principled obtention of suppletion in the grammar -- 5.1 Outline of the literature on the treatment of bon -- 5.2 Proposal for the treatment of bon -- 5.3 Discussion of competing treatments -- 6. Conclusion -- REFERENCES.
SUBJECTS IN SPANISH CAUSATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Spanish Causatives -- 2. Subcategorization -- 3. Case -- 4. Clitic Climbing in Causatives -- 4.1 Argument status of clitics -- 5. Direct vs. Indirect Causation -- 5.1 Case-alternation and Semantic Interpretation in Causatives -- 6. Psych Verbs -- REFERENCES -- ON THE STATUS OF (VERBAL) TRACES IN FRENCH THE CASE OF STYLISTIC INVERSION -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Stylistic Inversion -- 2. Object NPs νs WH-trace s -- 3. Against rightward movement in Stylistic Inversion -- 3.1 The VP-internal subject analysis -- 3.2 The absence of direct objects with Stylistic Inversion -- 4. Verbal traces as non-case assigners and the Minimality Condition on Case Assignment -- 4.1 Case assignment to the subject ΝΡ -- 4.2 Compound tenses -- 5. Some remaining problems -- 6. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- SUBJECTS IN OLD SPANISH CONFLICTS BETWEEN TYPOLOGY, SYNTAX, AND DYNAMICS -- 1. The problem -- 2. Wackernagel's Law -- 3. Typology -- 4. Formal solutions -- 5. Two clitic linearization principles -- 6. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- SUR LES ARTICLES LE/LES GÉNÉRIQUES OU L'ÉNIGME DU COSMONAUTE -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Généricité et spécificité -- 2. Les articles dits 'génériques' -- 3. L'opposition 'massif/comptable' -- 3.1 Domaine de la perception -- 3.2 Domaine de la représentation -- 4. Ladichotomie'singulier/pluriel' -- 4.1 Premier problème -- 4.1 Deuxième problème -- REFERENCES -- TENSE, V-MOVEMENT, AND WH-IN-SITU -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Tense -- 2.1 V-movement -- 2.2 Wh-Movement and the Temporal Subject -- 3. Wh-Interrogative Interpretation -- 4. Vacuous Movement -- 5. WH- in-situ: Multiple questions -- 5.1 VP-internal WH-interrogatives -- 5.2 VP-external Interrogatives -- 6. Conclusions -- REFERENCES -- INDEX OF AUTHORS -- INDEX OF TERMS & CONCEPTS -- INDEX OF LANGUAGES & LANGUAGE FAMILIES.
Summary: The contributions in this volume are selected and revised papers from the 20th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, held in Ottawa in 1990. They reflect the state of Romance linguistics carried out within a broadly defined generative framework.
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ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND MODERN LINGUISTIC THEORY -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- FOREWORD -- Table of contents -- CREOLE INTERFERENCEIN VENEZUELAN SPANISH THE ABSENCE OF SER/ESTAR* -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Methodology -- i) Copulative use: -- ii) Existential use: -- iii) Use as an auxiliary: -- 2. Analysis -- 3. Possible explanations: Ø S/E, a creole feature? -- 3.1 Zero copula in Spanish-based creoles -- 3.2 Zero copula in English-based creoles -- 3.3 New insights: Ø S/E, a mesolectal feature? -- 5. Conclusions -- REFERENCES -- LINGUISTIC CORRELATIONS BETWEEN SUBJECTS OF ONE-ARGUMENT VERBS AND SUBJECTS OF MORE-THAN-ONE-ARGUMENT VERBS IN SPOKEN SPANISH -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Antecedents and basic theoretical notions -- 2. Methodology -- 3. The analysis -- 3.1 The One Lexical Argument Constraint (OLAC) -- 3.2 The Non-lexical Argument Constraint (NAC) -- 3.3 The Preferred Argument Structure of Spanish -- 4. PAS and informatian flow -- 4.1 The given A constraint -- 4.2 Word order -- 5. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- PSYCH CONSTRUCTIONS AND LINKING TO CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The problem -- 2. An alternative analysis -- 2.1 Two inadequacies of the standard analysis -- 2.2 What is a Psych construction? -- 3. Syntactic properties of Psych constructions -- 3.1 Binding of a reflexive direct object -- 3.2 Backward binding of a reflexive -- 4. Conclusion -- 5. Appendix: Redundancy Rules as an Alternative Analysis -- REFERENCES -- SEMANTICS OF CONTROL, TENSE SEQUENCING AND DISJOINT REFERENCE -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Castañeda's Propositional vs. Practical Thinking -- 3. Infinitive Complement-taking Verbs -- 4. Practitional Predicates, Tense Sequencing and Disjoint Reference -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION IN MOLESE, A SOUTHEAST ITALIAN DIALECT SIMPLIFICATION OR DECAY? -- 1. Introduction.

2. Maiden's displaced metaphony -- 3.0 Molese conservative paradigms -- 3.1 Nouns -- 3.2 Verbs -- 3.5 Summary -- 4.0 Molese innovative paradigms -- 4.1 Nouns -- 4.2 Verbs -- 4.3 Summary -- 5. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- ON THE SEMANTICS OF SUBJUNCTIVE COMPLEMENTS -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The semantic basis of mood distribution -- 2. Previous approaches -- A. Assertive/non-assertive predicates -- B. Direction of fit -- 3. Toward an analysis -- 3.1 Individual anchors -- 3.2 Extensional and Intensional Anchoring -- 3.3 Direction of fit and intensional/extensional anchoring -- 3.4 Extensional and intensional reference -- 3.5 Intensional anchoring and the subjunctive -- REFERENCES -- ON REFERENCE IN COPULAR CONTEXTS -- 1. The Problem -- 2. NP2 as a Referring Expression -- 3. NP2 as a Predicate -- 4. The Nature of Identity -- 5. The Syntax of Equative Copular Sentences -- 6. The Interpretation of Names in French -- 7. Solving the Problem -- 8. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- ON THE ECONOMY OF ROMANCE NONLEXICAL DATIVES -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Non-Argument Status of Nonlexical Datives -- 3. Source of Nonlexical Datives -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- THE SPANISH POSSESSIVE DATIVE CONSTRUCTION θ-ROLE ASSIGNMENT AND PROPER GOVERNMENT -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The θ-criterion -- 2. Proper government -- 3. The level of representation/the nature of [e] -- REFERENCES -- THREE PROBLEMS IN ITALIAN INFLECTIONAL MORPHOLOGY -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Final -i -- 3. 1p -iamo -- 4. 3p -o -- 5. Overview and review -- 6. Natural morphology -- REFERENCES -- THE EVOLUTION OF COMPLEMENTS OF FRENCH CAUSATIVE AND PERCEPTION VERBS -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Old and Middle French Infinitival Complements -- 2.1 Position of the NP subject of the infinitival verb -- 2.2 Case Assigned to the Subject of the Infinitival Verb -- 2.3 Object Clitic Climbing.

3. Structure of the Constructions with Causative and Perception Verbs -- REFERENCES -- ANTIPASSIVE CONSTRUCTIONS IN SPANISH -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Previous characterizations of antipassives -- 3. Baker's characterization of antipassives -- 4. Theta assignment -- 5. A characterization of antipassive se -- 6. The derivation -- 7. Productivity -- 8. Antipassives vs. ergatives -- 9. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- RELEXIFICATION IN PALENQUERO -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Creole nature of P -- 2.1 Shared features: -- 2.2 Unshared features: -- 3. Relexification and conflation -- 3.1 Serial verbs -- 3.2 Pronominals -- 3.3 Negation and word order -- 3.4 Complementizers -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- ON CLITIC CASE ALTERNATIONS IN FRENCH CAUSATIVES -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The Syntactic Component -- 2. The Pragmatic Component -- 3. A Semantic Constraint on Clitic Case Alternations -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- ON THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN RAISING AND CONTROL -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The syntax of en -- 3. 'Figurative' uses, aspect, and thematic structure -- 4. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- THE SUBJECT OF PSYCH-VERBS AND CASE THEORY -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The Non-Thematic Subject Hypothesis -- 2. Reversibility and the Mapping Principle -- 3. Minimality Barriers and Nominative Objects -- 4. The Subject of preoccupare -- 5. Summary and Conclusions -- REFERENCES -- ON SUPPLETION AND FRENCH LIAISON -- 1. Introduction -- 2. A taxonomy of liaison -- 2.1 Clear suppletive cases -- 2.2 Clear non-suppletive cases -- 2.3 Uncertain cases -- 3. A special dislocated syntactic construction -- 4. A syntactic test for suppletion -- 5. On the principled obtention of suppletion in the grammar -- 5.1 Outline of the literature on the treatment of bon -- 5.2 Proposal for the treatment of bon -- 5.3 Discussion of competing treatments -- 6. Conclusion -- REFERENCES.

SUBJECTS IN SPANISH CAUSATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Spanish Causatives -- 2. Subcategorization -- 3. Case -- 4. Clitic Climbing in Causatives -- 4.1 Argument status of clitics -- 5. Direct vs. Indirect Causation -- 5.1 Case-alternation and Semantic Interpretation in Causatives -- 6. Psych Verbs -- REFERENCES -- ON THE STATUS OF (VERBAL) TRACES IN FRENCH THE CASE OF STYLISTIC INVERSION -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Stylistic Inversion -- 2. Object NPs νs WH-trace s -- 3. Against rightward movement in Stylistic Inversion -- 3.1 The VP-internal subject analysis -- 3.2 The absence of direct objects with Stylistic Inversion -- 4. Verbal traces as non-case assigners and the Minimality Condition on Case Assignment -- 4.1 Case assignment to the subject ΝΡ -- 4.2 Compound tenses -- 5. Some remaining problems -- 6. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- SUBJECTS IN OLD SPANISH CONFLICTS BETWEEN TYPOLOGY, SYNTAX, AND DYNAMICS -- 1. The problem -- 2. Wackernagel's Law -- 3. Typology -- 4. Formal solutions -- 5. Two clitic linearization principles -- 6. Conclusion -- REFERENCES -- SUR LES ARTICLES LE/LES GÉNÉRIQUES OU L'ÉNIGME DU COSMONAUTE -- 0. Introduction -- 1. Généricité et spécificité -- 2. Les articles dits 'génériques' -- 3. L'opposition 'massif/comptable' -- 3.1 Domaine de la perception -- 3.2 Domaine de la représentation -- 4. Ladichotomie'singulier/pluriel' -- 4.1 Premier problème -- 4.1 Deuxième problème -- REFERENCES -- TENSE, V-MOVEMENT, AND WH-IN-SITU -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Tense -- 2.1 V-movement -- 2.2 Wh-Movement and the Temporal Subject -- 3. Wh-Interrogative Interpretation -- 4. Vacuous Movement -- 5. WH- in-situ: Multiple questions -- 5.1 VP-internal WH-interrogatives -- 5.2 VP-external Interrogatives -- 6. Conclusions -- REFERENCES -- INDEX OF AUTHORS -- INDEX OF TERMS & CONCEPTS -- INDEX OF LANGUAGES & LANGUAGE FAMILIES.

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