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Invariance in argument realization: The case of Iroquoian
(Linguistic Society of America, 2015)
The relevance of the concepts of local syntactic selection and constraints on locally selected dependents in modeling how arguments are syntactically realized has been virtually unchallenged and is assumed to be universal. ...
Linearization-based word-part ellipsis
(Springer Verlag, 2008)
This paper addresses a phenomenon in which certain word-parts can be omitted. The evidence shows that the full range of data cannot be captured by a sublexical analysis, since the phenomena can be observed both in ...
Construction-based cumulation and adjunct extraction
(CSLI Publications, 2009)
Previous HPSG accounts of extraction blur the distinction between valents and adjuncts by allowing verbs to lexically control the modifiers that combine with their phrasal projections. However, assuming that adjuncts ...
On the syntax and semantics of vice versa
(CSLI Publications, 2010)
This work focuses on the syntax and semantics of the expression vice versa, and shows that its syntactic distribution is much more flexible than semantically related expressions. Although vice versa usually appears ...
What does it mean to be a dependent?
(CSLI Publications, 2003)
This paper shows that the Gerund Phrase (GP) in the Spanish Gerund Construction (e.g., El jefe entr´o a su oficina corriendo, lit. ‘The boss entered his office running’) is sometimes a complement (in SGCC) and sometimes ...
On the disunity of Right-Node Raising phenomena: extraposition, ellipsis, and deletion
(Linguistic Society of America, 2014)
The empirical facts about right-node raising (RNR) lead to fundamentally conflicting analytical conclusions. There is strong evidence that RNR does not obey syntactic constraints of any kind, which in turn suggests that ...
Coordination of unlikes without unlike categories
(CSLI Publications, 2006)
Several analysis of Coordination of Unlikes have been proposed within the HPSG framework. In some of these approaches the possible combinations of ‘unlike categories’ are encoded in the grammar, while other accounts resort ...
On the Russian hybrid coordination construction
(CSLI Publications, 2007)
This paper discusses a coordination construction that occurs in Russian in which constituents with different syntactic functions and different thematic roles are conjoined. These conjuncts are co-arguments of the same ...
Morphosyntax of Two Turkish Subject Pronominal Paradigms
(North East Linguistic Society, 2000)
This paper begins with a presentation of a split in the morphosyntactic behavior of two suffixing subject pronominal paradigms in Turkish in section 1. In section 2, we argue that this split is a result of one paradigm ...
Morphosyntactic reduplication in Chechen and Ingush
(Chicago Linguistic Society, 2001)
Chechen and Ingush, two closely related Nakh languages spoken in the northern Caucasus, exhibit an interesting verbal doubling construction which we claim is an example of morphosyntactic reduplication.