Configurations of Sentential Complementation

Configurations of Sentential Complementation

Let us now turn our attention to the syntax of the sentential complement of ... havelong been a challenge to a uniform approach of sentential complementation that wouldview all sentential complementsasinstances ofthesame type, namelyCP.

Author: Johan Rooryck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134660902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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The investigation of sentential complementation focuses on properties of sentences that are embedded in other sentences. This book brings together a variety of studies on this topic in the framework of generative grammar. The first part of the book focuses on infinitival complements. The author provides new perspectives on raising and control, longstanding problems in infinitival complementation. He then examines the problem of clitic ordering in infinitives in Romance languages. The second part of the book addresses various aspects of Wh- sentences: extraction from negative and factive islands, agreement in relative clauses, and the relation between French relative and interrogative qui and que.
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Configurations of Sentential Complementation

Configurations of Sentential Complementation

This book brings together a variety of studies on this topic in the framework of generative grammar. The first part of the book focuses on infinitival complements.

Author: Johan Rooryck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134660919

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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The investigation of sentential complementation focuses on properties of sentences that are embedded in other sentences. This book brings together a variety of studies on this topic in the framework of generative grammar. The first part of the book focuses on infinitival complements. The author provides new perspectives on raising and control, longstanding problems in infinitival complementation. He then examines the problem of clitic ordering in infinitives in Romance languages. The second part of the book addresses various aspects of Wh- sentences: extraction from negative and factive islands, agreement in relative clauses, and the relation between French relative and interrogative qui and que.
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Sentential Complementation

Sentential Complementation

... i.e. as an adjunct to complement S's. I regard Bresnan (1974) as having provided a conclusive case that in surface structure both that and WH-moved expressions are in the structural configuration (12): (12) SQ SQ complementizer] S ...

Author: W. de Geest

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110882698

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Control in Generative Grammar

Control in Generative Grammar

Agreement and Flotation in Partial and Inverse Partial Control Configurations. ... Implicit Arguments and the Head-Complement Relation. ... Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance Languages.

Author: Idan Landau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107016972

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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This is the first comprehensive survey of control theory, covering the results of five decades of research in generative grammar. Among the issues discussed are: the distinction between raising and control, syntactic interactions with case, lexical determination of the controller, and phenomena like partial and implicit control.
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Control as Movement

Control as Movement

Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance Languages. London: Routledge. 2007. Control via selection. In W. D. Davies and S. Dubinsky (eds.). New Horizons in the Analysis of Control and Raising.

Author: Cedric Boeckx

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139490320

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Movement Theory of Control (MTC) makes one major claim: that control relations in sentences like 'John wants to leave' are grammatically mediated by movement. This goes against the traditional view that such sentences involve not movement, but binding, and analogizes control to raising, albeit with one important distinction: whereas the target of movement in control structures is a theta position, in raising it is a non-theta position; however the grammatical procedures underlying the two constructions are the same. This book presents the main arguments for MTC and shows it to have many theoretical advantages, the biggest being that it reduces the kinds of grammatical operations that the grammar allows, an important advantage in a minimalist setting. It also addresses the main arguments against MTC, using examples from control shift, adjunct control, and the control structure of 'promise', showing MTC to be conceptually, theoretically, and empirically superior to other approaches.
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Complement Clauses in Portuguese

Complement Clauses in Portuguese

Configurations of sentential complementation: Perspectives from Romance languages. New York, NY: Routledge. Rothman, J., Duarte, I., Pires, A., & Santos, A. L. (2013). How early after all?: Inflected infinitives in European and ...

Author: Ana Lúcia Santos

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027263964

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

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This volume addresses core issues on complement clauses, focusing on Portuguese (European, Brazilian and Mozambican varieties). It contributes to the discussion of complementation, providing an overview of how theoretical syntax and acquisition studies may combine to broaden our knowledge about the topic. The articles are organized in two sections, each one followed by a comment paper: the first section, more theoretical in its nature, gathers contributions analyzing major syntactic aspects of complementation in Portuguese, from a synchronic and a diachronic point of view; the second section includes articles on L1 and L2 acquisition of Portuguese complementation. Both sections especially focus on infinitival structures; mood selection and the interpretation of subjects in finite complement clauses are also topics of particular relevance. The volume is meant for researchers and students interested in formal syntax and acquisition in general and Portuguese syntax and acquisition in particular.
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Syntactic architecture and its consequences I

Syntactic architecture and its consequences I

Configurations of sentential complementation: Perspectives from romance languages. London: Routledge. Rosenbaum, Peter S. 1967. The grammar of English predicate complement constructions. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Roussou, Anna. 1994.

Author: András Bárány

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 9783961102754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 562

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This volume collects novel contributions to comparative generative linguistics that “rethink” existing approaches to an extensive range of phenomena, domains, and architectural questions in linguistic theory. At the heart of the contributions is the tension between descriptive and explanatory adequacy which has long animated generative linguistics and which continues to grow thanks to the increasing amount and diversity of data available to us. The chapters address research questions on the relation of syntax to other aspects of grammar and linguistics more generally, including studies on language acquisition, variation and change, and syntactic interfaces. Many of these contributions show the influence of research by Ian Roberts and collaborators and give the reader a sense of the lively nature of current discussion of topics in synchronic and diachronic comparative syntax ranging from the core verbal domain to higher, propositional domains.
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A Two Tiered Theory of Control

A Two Tiered Theory of Control

On coreferential complement subject deletion. Linguistic Inquiry 1, 439–500. Postal, Paul M. 2004. ... Configurations of sentential complementation: Perspectives from Romance languages. London: Routledge. Rooryck, Johan. 2007.

Author: Idan Landau

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262527361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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A theory of control, equally grounded in syntax and semantics, that argues that obligatory control is achieved either through predication or through logophoric anchoring. This book revives and reinterprets a persistent intuition running through much of the classical work: that the unitary appearance of Obligatory Control into complements conceals an underlying duality of structure and mechanism. Idan Landau argues that control complements divide into two types: In attitude contexts, control is established by logophoric anchoring, while non-attitude contexts it boils down to predication. The distinction is also syntactically represented: Logophoric complements are constructed as a second tier above predicative complements. The theory derives the obligatory de se reading of PRO as a special kind of de re attitude without ascribing any inherent feature to PRO. At the same time, it provides a principled explanation, based on feature transmission, for the agreement properties of PRO, which are stipulated on competing semantic accounts. Finally, it derives a striking universal asymmetry: the fact that agreement on the embedded verb blocks control in attitude contexts but not in non-attitude contexts. This book is unique in being firmly grounded in both the formal semantic and the syntactic studies of control, offering an integrated view that will appeal to scholars in both areas. By bringing to bear current sophisticated grammatical analyses, it offers new insights into the classical problems of control theory.
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Crossing Linguistic Boundaries

Crossing Linguistic Boundaries

Rooryck, Johan (1997), 'On the Interaction between Raising and Focus in Sentential Complementation', Studia Linguistica, 51 (1): 1–49. Rooryck, Johan (2000), Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance.

Author: Paloma Núñez-Pertejo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350053878

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Breaking away from previously rigid descriptions of the linguistic system of the English language, Crossing Linguistic Boundaries explores fascinating case studies which refuse to fall neatly within the traditional definitions of linguistic domains and boundaries. Bringing together leading international scholars in English linguistics, this volume focusses on these controversies in relation to seeking to overcome the temporal and geographical limits of the English language. Approaching tensions in the areas of English phonology and phonetics, pragmatics, semantics, morphology and syntax, chapters discuss not only British and American English but also a wide variety of geographical variants. Containing synchronic and diachronic studies covering different periods in the history of English, Crossing Linguistic Boundaries will appeal to anyone interested in linguistic variation in English.
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Evidentiality and Epistemic Modality in Spanish Semi Auxiliaries

Evidentiality and Epistemic Modality in Spanish  Semi  Auxiliaries

Rooryck, Johan 1997 On the interaction between Raising and Focus in sentential complementation. Studia Linguistica 50. 1–49. 2000 Configurations of Sentential Complementation: Perspectives from Romance languages. Routledge: London.

Author: Bert Cornillie

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110204483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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This volume presents a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the Spanish evidential semi-auxiliaries parecer and resultar, the modal constructions with amenazar and prometer, and the modal auxiliaries poder, deber and tener que. These verbs have never been considered together in a global approach that transcends the classical "verbal periphrases" model. The book proposes a cognitive-functional account of evidentiality and modality in Spanish with special attention to subjectivity and grounding. The theoretical reflection relies on empirical evidence of two sorts: synchronic and diachronic corpus-analyses alternate with tests that measure the semantic and pragmatic compatibility of the evidential and epistemic constructions with specific sentences. Following the assumption that linguistic forms are determined by their meaning, the array of constructions that characterizes the different verbs justifies their grouping in three pairs of (semi-)auxiliaries: parecer vs resultar, amenazar vs prometer and poder vs deber/tener que. The distributional differences observed in the corpus are further shown to correlate with different degrees of grammaticalization. Primarily intended for scholars working in the field of Spanish functional linguistics, the monograph is also relevant for grammaticalization studies and for cognitive-semantic research at large. Given its combined theoretical and applied character, the volume is also of interest to anyone concerned with syntactic processes, lexical semantics or the wider area of discourse analysis and pragmatics.
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