Verb Phrase Syntax: A Parametric Study of English and Spanish: A Parametric Study of English and Spanish

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401077248
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Series, #13
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Principles-and-Parameters Model and the Verb Phrase.- 1.1. From the Generative Tradition to Principles-and-Parameters.- 1.2. V* Constructions.- 1.3. $$ \bar{X} $$-Theory.- 1.3.1. Background.- 1.3.2. Auxiliaries and $$ \bar{X} $$-Theory.- 1.4. Predication.- 1.5. Subcategorization and Theta-Theory.- 1.5.1. Lexical Entries and D-Structure.- 1.5.2. S-Structure.- 1.5.3. Government in the Barriers Framework.- 1.5.4. Subcategorization Licensing of VP.- Notes.- 2 Auxiliary Verbs in $$ \bar{X} $$-Theory.- 2.1. Introduction.- 2.2. Arguments for VP with Auxiliaries as Specifiers.- 2.3. Auxiliaries as Heads of Full Phrases.- 2.3.1. Adjuncts.- 2.3.2. Specifiers.- Scarcely Adverbials.- All and Only.- 2.4. Specifiers and Adjuncts of Layered VP.- 2.5. Clausal-Type Restrictions on Occurrences of Aspectuals.- 2.6. Summary and Conclusions.- Notes.- 3 Licensing of VP.- 3.1. Introduction.- 3.2. Predication and the Distribution of VP.- 3.2.1. Predication.- 3.2.2. Infinitival and Gerundive Adjuncts.- 3.3. Theta-marking of VP by INFL.- 3.3.1. A Relational Account of Tense Construal.- 3.3.2. Temporal Theta Roles.- 3.3.3. LF Operations and Syntactic Representations of S, R, E.- 3.4. Subcategorization Licensing and the Argumenthood of VP.- 3.5. Auxiliaries and Head-Head Agreement.- 3.5.1. Progressive Be.- 3.5.2. Perfective Have.- 3.6. The Verbal Case Hypothesis.- Appendix: Syntactic Aspect and the Distribution of VP and AP.- Notes.- 4 Proper Government of VP.- 4.1. Introduction.- 4.2. Tense-Government.- 4.3. INFL and Tense-Identification.- 4.4. Antecedentless Null VP (VP-Deletion).- 4.4.1. Syntactically Empty Categories Versus Deletion.- 4.4.2. Affix-stranding versus Tense-Government.- 4.4.3. Government by V0 versus Tense-Government.- 4.5. Null VP and Auxiliary Clitics (Contraction).- 4.5.1. Constraints on Auxiliary Reduction.- 4.5.2. A Syntactic Analysis of Auxiliary Clitics.- 4.6. Clitics and Proper Government.- 4.6.1. Clitic Government.- 4.6.2. Verbal Clitics in INFL.- 4.6.3. Cliticization to COMP and Clitic Government.- 4.7. VP-Preposing.- 4.7.1. Movement of Preposed VP.- 4.7.2. Proper Government.- 4.7.3. Preposing Auxiliaries.- Notes.- 5 Structure of VP in Spanish.- 5.1. Introduction.- 5.2. Spanish Aspectual and Copular Verbs.- 5.2.1. Perfective Haber.- 5.2.2. Estar ‘be’.- 5.2.3. Ser ‘be’.- 5.2.4. Semi-aspectual Verbs.- 5.2.5. Summary of Aspectual and Copular Verbs.- 5.3. The Verbal Complex Hypothesis.- 5.3.1. Past Participle Context Rule and Exclusion of Main Verbs in Auxiliary Position.- 5.3.2. Le-la-les Placed by Local Rule.- 5.3.3. Selectionally dominant V = Obligatory V.- 5.3.4. No Null Anaphora for Past Participle.- 5.3.5. Possible Elimination of TENSE Movement.- 5.3.6. Negative Placement.- 5.3.7. Summary and Discussion.- 5.4. Arguments for Standard Phrasal Structure for Auxiliaries.- 5.4.1. Temporal Adverbs.- 5.4.2. Preverbal Adverbs.- 5.4.3. Todos and Sólo.- 5.4.4. Negation.- 5.5. Summary and Discussion.- Notes.- 6 V0 Chains and Government of VP in Spanish.- 6.1. Introduction.- 6.2. Issues.- 6.2.1. Tense-Government in Clauses Lacking Auxiliaries.- 6.2.2. Tense-Government in Clauses with Auxiliaries.- 6.2.3. V0 Chains and L-marking VP.- 6.2.4. Summary of Issues.- 6.3. Movement of Non-defective (Main) Verbs.- 6.3.1. Movement to INFL.- 6.3.2. Head-Head Agreement of Nominal Features.- 6.3.3. Temporal Role Absorption.- 6.3.4. Parameter Setting for Tense-Government.- 6.4. V0 Movement of Haber + Participle.- 6.4.1. Temporal Roles in Perfective Clauses.- 6.4.2. Role Assignment and Movement.- 6.4.3. Further Evidence for Parametrization of Role Assignment.- 6.5. Movement of Estar and Ser.- 6.5.1. Temporal Roles.- 6.5.2. Movement of Progressive Estar.- 6.5.3. V0 Movement of Copular Ser and Estar.- 6.6. Temporal Role Assignment and Agreement in Declaratives.- 6.6.1. Non-movement of V0 to INFL in Declaratives.- 6.6.2. Non-Agreement Between INFL and V0.- 6.6.3. Aspectual Agreement.- 6.6.4. Summary.- Notes.- References.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.

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