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Author Kayne, Richard S.

Title Parameters and universals / Richard S. Kayne
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 369 pages)
Series Oxford studies in comparative syntax
Oxford studies in comparative syntax.
Contents I. Romance; 1. Microparametric Syntax: Some Introductory Remarks; 2. Past Participle Agreement in French and Italian; 2.1 Problems; 2.2 Locality; 2.3 Solutions; 2.4 Subjects; 2.5 Conclusion; 3. Facets of Romance Past Participle Agreement; 3.1 A unified theory; 3.2 Expletives; 3.3 ECM; 3.4 Wh- vs. clitics; 3.5 Postverbal NPs; 3.6 Aux-to-comp; 3.7 Conclusion; 4. Null Subjects and Clitic Climbing; 4.1 Clitic climbing; 4.2 Constraints on Clitic Climbing; 4.3 French vs. Italian; 5. Romance Clitics, Verb Movement, and PRO; 5.1 Romance clitics; 5.2 PRO
11.1 English has inflection for number but not for person11.2 Num is contentful or expletive; 11.3 Extracted elements may adjoin to NumP; 11.4 Analysis; 12. The English Complementizer of; III. Universals; 13. Overt versus Covert Movement; 13.1 Negation; 13.2 Only; 13.3 Other elements related to only and negation; 13.4 Conclusion; 14. Prepositional Complementizers as Attractors; 14.1 The nominal character of French and Italian infinitives; 14.2 French and Italian infinitives do not occupy DP positions; 14.3 Attraction to deldi; 14.4 The preposition restriction; 14.5 The subject restriction
14.6 Topicalization, dislocation, and extraposition14.7 English to: similarities; 14.8 English to: differences; 14.9 English to: negation; 14.10 Conclusion; 15. A Note on Prepositions, Complementizers, and Word Order Universals; 15.1 Prepositional complementizers; 15.2 of; 15.3 Extraposition; 15.4 Word order universals; 15.5 Further word order universals; 15.6 Conclusion; 15.7 Epilogue; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
6. Italian Negative Infinitival Imperatives and Clitic Climbing6.1 Infinitives in negative imperatives; 6.2 Clitic climbing; 6.3 Licensing of the empty modal; 6.4 Overt modals in negative imperatives; 6.5 Conclusion; 7. Toward a Modular Theory of Auxiliary Selection; 7.1 Possessive constructions; 7.2 Auxiliary + past participle; 7.3 Conclusion; 8. Person Morphemes and Reflexives in Italian, French, and Related Languages; 8.1 m- and t-; 8.2 s-; 9. A Note on Clitic Doubling in French; 9.1 Cardinaletti and Starke (1994); 9.2 Clitic doubling in French; 9.3 Proposal; 9.4 Gapping; 9.5 Subjects
9.6 More gapping9.7 Modified pronouns; 9.8 Quantifiers; 9.9 Quantifiers with covert nonclitic pronouns; 9.10 More on the third-person restriction on covert nonclitic pronouns; 9.11 An extension to covert subjects; 9.12 Soi; 9.13 Conclusion; II. English; 10. Notes on English Agreement; 10.1 -s as a number affix; 10.2 Verb agreement with a wh-phrase; 10.3 Raised auxiliaries are below C; 10.4 English vs. French; 10.5 Negation and emphasis as heads; 10.6 Zero suffixes; 10.7 Contraction; 10.8 *Amn't; 11. Agreement and Verb Morphology in Three Varieties of English
Summary This is a collection of previously published essays on comparative syntax by the distinguished linguist Richard Kayne. The papers cover issues of comparative syntax as they are applied to French, Italian, and other Romance languages and dialects, together forming a strongly cohesive set that will be valuable to both scholars and students
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-355) and index
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Linguistic universals.
Principles and parameters (Linguistics)
Romance languages -- Syntax.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99038013
ISBN 0195102363 (paper)
0195356217 (electronic bk.)
9780195102369 (paper)
9780195356212 (electronic bk.)