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Explaining syntax : representations, structures, and computation

Explaining syntax : representations, structures, and computation

Author: Peter W Culicover
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
This book brings together Peter Culicover's most important observations on the nature of syntax and its place within the architecture of language. Over four decades he has sought to understand the mental system in which linguistic expressions are processed. This has led him to re-formulate the balance between the requirements of interpretation and the role of syntactic structure; to examine the nature of the  Read more...
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Culicover, Peter W.
Explaining Syntax : Representations, Structures, and Computation.
Cary : OUP Oxford, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter W Culicover
ISBN: 9780191635687 0191635685 9780191748240 0191748242
OCLC Number: 861535455
Description: 1 online resource (395 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1 Prologue. The Simpler Syntax Hypothesis (2006)""; ""1.1 Introduction""; ""1.2 Two views on the relation between syntax and semantics""; ""1.3 Mainstream syntactic structures compared with Simpler Syntax""; ""1.4 Application to Bare Argument Ellipsis""; ""1.5 Some other cases where Fregean compositionality does not hold""; ""1.5.1 Metonymy""; ""1.5.2 Sound + motion construction""; ""1.5.3 Beneficiary dative construction""; ""1.6 Choosing between the two approaches""; ""1.7 Rules of grammar are stored pieces of structure""; ""1.8 Conclusion"" ""Part I. Representations""""2 OM-sentences: on the derivation of sentences with systematically unspecifiable interpretations (1972)""; ""2.1 Introduction""; ""2.2 On OM-sentences""; ""2.3 What can a consequential OM-sentence mean?""; ""2.4 Some proposals for derivation""; ""2.5 The incongruence reading of and-OM-sentences""; ""2.6 Rhetorical OM-sentences and the incongruence reading""; ""2.7 Summary""; ""3 On the coherence of syntactic descriptions (1973)""; ""3.1 Rules for tags""; ""3.2 Orderings""; ""3.3 Neg-contraction""; ""3.4 More orderings""; ""3.5 Emphatic tags"" ""3.6 Some implications""""3.7 The impossibility of collapsing tag rules""; ""3.8 Similarity""; ""3.9 Capturing similarity""; ""3.10 Definitions""; ""3.11 Coherence""; ""3.12 Towards a general notion of similarity""; ""4 Stress and focus in English (1983)""; ""4.1 Introduction""; ""4.2 Prosodic structure""; ""4.3 Assignment of focus""; ""4.4 The interpretation of focus""; ""4.5 Summary and review""; ""5 Control, PRO, and the Projection Principle (1992)""; ""5.1 Introduction""; ""5.2 A theory of predication""; ""5.3 Arguments against syntactic PRO"" ""5.4 Arguments of Koster and May (1981) for syntactic PRO""""5.5 Comparison with the Projection Principle""; ""5.6 Conclusion""; ""6 Negative curiosities (1982)""; ""6.1 Introduction""; ""6.2 Tags: the polarity facts""; ""6.3 Any""; ""6.4 More curiosities""; ""6.5 Conclusion""; ""Part II. Structures""; ""7 Deriving dependent right adjuncts in English (1997)""; ""7.1 Introduction""; ""7.2 Properties of extraposition constructions""; ""7.3 The Complement Principle""; ""7.4 Extraposition is not rightward movement""; ""7.5 Leftward movement""; ""7.6 HNPS and PTI""; ""7.7 Conclusion"" ""8 Topicalization, inversion, and complementizers in English (1992)""""8.1 Introduction""; ""8.2 Two landing sites""; ""8.3 Additional evidence""; ""8.4 Extension to focus""; ""8.5 Summary""; ""9 The Adverb Effect: evidence against ECP accounts of the that-t effect (1992)""; ""9.1 The Adverb Effect""; ""9.2 Other complementizers""; ""9.3 Parasitic gaps""; ""9.4 Summary""; ""10 Stylistic Inversion in English: a reconsideration (2001)""; ""10.1 Introduction""; ""10.2 PP is a subject""; ""10.3 Light and heavy inversion""; ""10.4 Conclusion""; ""Part III. Computation""
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This book collects Peter Culicover's key observations on the nature of syntax and its place within the architecture of language. Over four decades his pioneering examinations of expression and  Read more...
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A good read for those who want to immerse themselves in the problems of the syntax-semantics-phonology correspondence. * L. Lopez, Choice, *

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