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Features, Categories and the Syntax of A-Positions Cross-Linguistic Variation in the Germanic Languages

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ISBN-10: 1402008546

ISBN-13: 9781402008542

Edition: 2002

Authors: Eric Haeberli

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Eric Haeberli investigates various aspects of the distribution of nominal arguments; in particular, the cross-linguistic variation that can be found among the Germanic languages in this domain of the syntax.
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List price: $199.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 8/31/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 381
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Some Basic Theoretical Notions
Principles and Parameters
The Model of the Grammar
Clause Structure
Movement
Chomsky (1993, 1995)
Chomsky (2000, 2001)
Different Types of Movement
Economy
The Distribution of Nominal Arguments and the Syntax of A-Positions
Principles Determining the Syntax of A-Positions
Theta Theory and Argument Structure
Case Theory
The Extended Projection Principle
Parameters Determining the Syntax of A-Positions
The Pro-Drop Parameter
Presence vs. Absence of Object Movement
Transitive Expletive Constructions
Morphology and the Setting of Parameters
The Germanic Languages
Outline
Features, Categories and Checking. Towards Deriving the EPP and Abstract Case
Introduction
Object Movement and Categories - Towards Deriving Abstract Case
Towards Deriving the EPP
Some General Consequences
Syntactic Categories
Phrase Structure
Checking Theory
The Model of Grammar: The Single Output Model
Interpretability of Categorial Features
More on the EPP and Abstract Case
The EPP
The EPP and CPs
The EPP and PPs
Summary
Abstract Case as Categorial Feature Checking
Subject of a Finite Clause
Object of V
P and Case
A and N Do Not Assign Structural Case
No Overt Subjects in Infinitival Clauses
Exceptional Case Marking
Some Speculations on PRO
Acc-ing Gerunds
NP-Movement
Object Movement
Pesetsky and Torrego (2001): An Extension to CP?
An Alternative to Categorial Feature Checking: Covalent Bonding
Conclusion
Syntactic Effects of Morphological Case
Introduction
Word Order Freedom and Morphological Case
German vs. Dutch
The Properties of Scrambling (i): Non-Adjacency of Verb and Object
Clause Boundedness
Weak Crossover
Binding
Parasitic Gaps
Categorial Restrictions
Summary
The Properties of Scrambling (ii): Word Order Freedom in German
Clause Boundedness
Weak Crossover
Binding
Parasitic Gaps
Categorial Restrictions
Reconstruction
Summary
The Properties of Scrambling (iii): The Contrast Dutch vs. German
Scrambling as A'-Movement
Scrambled Elements in A-Positions
The Properties of Scrambling: Summary
Analyzing Scrambling (i)
Analyzing Scrambling (ii)
Some Consequences
The Morphophonological Realization of Case
Scrambling of PPs and CPs: Contrasts between German and Dutch
Long Distance Scrambling
VP-Topicalization
Nominative-Dative Inversion, Part I
Beyond Germanic - Some Notes on Korean
The Case Parameter and Case Morphology
Summary
Nominal Complements of Adjectives and Case Morphology
Some Speculations on OV/VO Order
Summary
Subjecthood and Agreement
Introduction
Subjects and Agreement in German
On the Word Order XP-Subject in the Germanic Languages
XP-Subject in German
XP-Subject: Variation in the Germanic Languages
Two Assumptions
XP-SU in the West Germanic Languages
XP-SU in the Scandinavian Languages
Summary
On Expletives
Expletives and No Arguments
Expletive-Associate Constructions
Expletive-Associate Constructions and Categorical Feature Checking
One Expletive, One Argument
One Expletive, Two or More Arguments--TECs
Some Consequences
Expletive-Associate Constructions and Non-Categorial Feature Checking
Expletives and Definite Subjects
The Absence of the DE in German
Some Cross-Linguistic Issues
A Note on Expletive Constructions and Their Relation to Other Grammatical Properties
Summary
Oblique Case and Subjecthood. Or: Why Icelandic Is Different
Introduction
Oblique Case and Subjecthood: Icelandic vs. German
Oblique Subjects
A Contrast between Icelandic and German
Different Types of Cases
The Structural Position of Oblique Subjects: Preliminary Remarks
Motivating Two Agreement Positions
The Distribution of Person and Number Agreement within the Clause Structure
Analyzing Oblique Subjects
The Absence of Oblique Subjects in German
Summary
A Note on Nominative Objects
'XP-Subject' in Icelandic
Expletives and Definite Subjects
On the Absence of Free Argument Order in Icelandic
Morphological Case but Rigid Argument Order
Some Freedom of Word Order: IO-DO Inversion
Summary
Some Cross-Linguistic Issues
Yiddish
The Distribution of Arguments
V1 in Embedded Clauses
Faroese
Summary
Conclusion
References
Language Index
Name Index
Subject Index