Proceedings of the Sixteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

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This book collects the papers presented at the Sixteenth West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, held at the University of Washington Feb. 28–Mar 2, 1997. Included are more than thirty contributions representing the most recent original research from an international group of generative linguists. These papers cover topics of current theoretical interest in many areas of formal linguistics: phonology, syntax, semantics, and the phonology-syntax and syntax-semantics interfaces. Among them are a number of papers from panel sessions on the specific topics of Tense and Aspect, Superiority, Anaphora, and Optimality Syntax.

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Split DPs, Focus, and Scrambling in Modern Greek 1
Lexical Marks in Unmarked Positions 17
Edge-Crispness: Segment to Mora Isomorphism 33
Multiple WH-Fronting and Economy of Derivation 49
Voice-Tone Interaction: A Phonetics-Phonology Mismatch 65
Focus and Binding in Scrambling: An OT Account 81
A Case for A' Expletive-Associate Chains: The ne ... pas/personne/rien Construction 97
Nominal Predication in Haitian and in Irish 113
On The Temporal Location of Predication Times: The Role of Determiners in Lillooet Salish 129
The Syntax of Temporal Relations: A Uniform Approach to Tense and Aspect 145
Morphological Correspondence Constraints on KiKerewe Reduplication 161
Syllable Integrity 177
Lexical Aspect and Locative Predication 191
Root-Reduplicant Faithfulness 207
Output-Output Correspondence in Optimality Theory 223
Deriving the Interpretation of Rhetorical Questions 237
Have Faith in Syntax 255
Multiple Subject Constructions in English 271
Constraints on the Prenominal Sphere in Germanic 287
Reflexive External Arguments and Lethal Ambiguity 303
Move or Attract? 319
Shortest Moves to (Anti-)Superiority 335
The Correlation between Scope Reconstruction and Connectivity Effects 351
BT Exempt Anaphors: An Argument from Idiom Interpretation 367
Against VP Aspect as a Formal Feature 383
Subject Shift: Small case for Strong Case 399
Suppletion and OT: On the Issue of the Syntax/Phonology Interaction 415
Superiority in German 431
Attract F and Accusative Case-checking in French Stylistic Inversion 447
More on A-Not-A Questions: A Model-Theoretic Approach 463
Verb Complementation, Null Pronominals and Binding 479
Index 495
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