Beyond Principles and Parameters: Essays in Memory of Osvaldo Jaeggli / Edition 1

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These papers, dedicated to Osvaldo Jaeggli by some of his friends and colleagues, canvas a variety of topics central to the current development of syntactic theory. Anne Rochette and Mario Montalbetti tackle subjects concerning the relationship between argument structure and grammatical functions. Dominique Sportiche and Joseph Aoun take up two particularly puzzling aspects of the syntax of clitics - Sportiche providing a new analysis of clitic Inversion constructions in French, and Aoun offering a novel theory of clitic doubling constructions, drawing on Arabic data. Maria Luisa Zubizarreta argues that inverted subjects in Spanish occupy a different structural position than the parallel inverted subjects of French or Italian, and relates this to other differences in the principles of word-order these languages obey. Finally, the articles by Mamoru Saito & Keiko Murasugi, Hagit Borer and Hilda Koopman all touch on the rapidly developing syntax of Determiner Phrases. Together these articles represent the on-going transition from models of syntactic variation that employ static sets of principles with open parameters in them.
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1. Introduction; K. Johnson, I. Roberts. 2. Clitic-Doubled Arguments; J. Aoun. 3. Deconstructing the Construct; H. Borer. 4. The Internal and External Distribution of Pronominal DPs; H. Koopman. 5. Spanisah Passsivized Datives: The Relevance of Misanalysis; M. Montalbetti. 6. The Selection Properties of Aspectual Verbs; A. Rochette. 7. Subject Predication within IP and DP; M. Saito, K. Murasugi. 8. Subject Clitics in French and Romance Complex Inversion and Clitic Doubling; D. Sportiche. 9. Word Order in Spanish and the Nature of Nominative Case; M.I. Zubizarreta. Index.
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