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Overview

Verbal Complexes by Hilda Koopman, Anna Szabolcsi

In this book Hilda Koopman and Anna Szabolcsi propose a unified analysis of restructuring constructions in Hungarian, Dutch, and German that involves only overt phrasal movement and derives variation from the varying sizes of pied piping constituents.

Restructuring verbs in Hungarian exhibit three patterns: the will begin up-climb and the up will begin climb orders common in Dutch and the up-climb begin will order common in German. Traditionally these have been analyzed as involving no movement (or covert movement), phrasal movement, and head movement, respectively. The first goal of this book is to develop a unified analysis where (1) the same features are checked in all three orders, (2) all feature checking is achieved by overt movement, and (3) all three types involve phrasal movement. The second goal is to account for the significant variation across Hungarian, Dutch, and German, which is argued to arise from the varying sizes of the constituents pied piped in the course of movement.

In addition to its novel theoretical claims, the book presents the first systematic description of Hungarian complex verbs and the first comparison of West-Germanic and Hungarian.

Current Studies in Linguistics No. 34

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262611541
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/06/2000
Series: Current Studies in Linguistics , #34
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction
1(6)
The Phenomenon
1(2)
Theoretical Assumptions
3(4)
Background Information on Hungarian
7(8)
Functional Projections in Hungarian
7(2)
How High Is the Finite Verb?
9(1)
Separable Prefixes in Neutral and Nonneutral Sentences
10(2)
The Organization of the Discussion of Hungarian
12(3)
Inversion: Why XP-Movement?
15(16)
The Basic Patterns
15(2)
Head Movement or XP-Movement: The Structure of the Argument
17(1)
The Plausibility of the Head Movement Analysis
18(1)
The Insufficiency of a Pure Head Movement Analysis
19(2)
The Redundancy of Head Movement: Evidence from VM-Climbing
21(3)
The Redundancy of Head Movement: Evidence from Focusing
24(1)
The Fallacy of the Head Movement Analysis
25(6)
The XP-Movement Analysis
31(48)
The Basic Idea of the XP-Movement Analysis
31(6)
General Assumptions
37(8)
Inverted Order: A Preliminary Sample Derivation
45(8)
PredP, the Trigger of English Orders
53(8)
Inverted Order: Updating the Derivation with PredP
61(1)
English Order: A Sample Derivation
62(11)
VP+ Is Present in All Clauses
73(6)
Evidence from Related Constructions
79(32)
Evidence for Constituent Structure: Scrambling and Focusing
79(7)
VM-Climbing in Neutral Sentences
86(18)
Nonauxiliary Infinitival Complement Takers
104(7)
Are Infinitival Clauses Full CPs?
111(16)
Auxiliaries with Subjunctive Complements
112(6)
Operator Projections
118(3)
Transparency Effects: Object Agreement Climbing
121(1)
Transparency Effects: Co-occurrence Restrictions
122(3)
Conclusion
125(2)
The Structure of Dutch
127(12)
Introduction
127(1)
Standard Assumptions about the Structure of Dutch
127(1)
The Position of the Finite Verb
128(2)
The Pre-V Domain
130(1)
The Position of Negation
131(1)
The Position of Focus
131(2)
The Prefocus Field
133(1)
The Position of Small Clauses, Incorporated Particles, Nouns, and Adjectives
134(2)
The Distribution of CPs
136(1)
Summary
137(2)
Dutch and German Verbal Complexes
139(50)
Introduction
139(2)
Background Information on Dutch Restructuring Verbs
141(1)
Infinitival Sequences
142(1)
Simple Patterns
143(16)
More Complex Patterns
159(7)
Te- and Zu-Infinitives
166(5)
Dutch and German: German Verbal Complexes
171(1)
Excluding other Infinitival Patterns
172(3)
Participles
175(7)
The IPP Effect in German: CP Pied-Piping with or without VP+/VP Splitting
182(3)
Summary and Discussion: Why CP Pied-Piping or VP+ Splitting?
185(4)
Appendix A Reference Guide 189(6)
A.1 General Assumptions
189(1)
A.2 Assumptions Pertaining to Verbs and Verbal Complexes
190(2)
A.3 Assumptions Pertaining to Dutch and German
192(3)
Appendix B Hungarian Database 195(24)
B.1 Functional Projections in the Hungarian Preverbal Field
195(8)
B.2 Verbal Complexes
203(16)
Notes 219(14)
References 233(8)
Index 241

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