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

Sending request ...

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.- 2.3.2.1. Scarcely Adverbials.- 2.3.2.2. 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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)