Layers in the Determiner Phrase

Layers in the Determiner Phrase

In this view, a predicative noun phrase will not be introduced by the same maximal projection as a referential one. ... The basic schema that I propose for the noun phrase is the layered structure in (25), where SDP stands ...

Author: Rob Zamparelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135713867

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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The main topic of this work is the interaction between syntactic structure and meanin within the noun phrase, with data drwn primarily from English and Italian.
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Layers in the Determiner Phrase

Layers in the Determiner Phrase

The main topic of this work is the interaction between syntactic structure and meanin within the noun phrase, with data drwn primarily from English and Italian.

Author: Rob Zamparelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135713935

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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The main topic of this work is the interaction between syntactic structure and meanin within the noun phrase, with data drwn primarily from English and Italian.
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Possessors Predicates and Movement in the Determiner Phrase

Possessors  Predicates  and Movement in the Determiner Phrase

"Two Functional categories in Noun Phrases: Evidence from Modern Hebrew". In S. Rothstein (ed.), Perspectives on Phrase Structure [Syntax and Semantics 26]. ... Layers in the Determiner Phrase. Ph.D. dissertation.

Author: Artemis Alexiadou

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027227430

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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This volume presents a cross-section of current research on the internal syntax of 'Determiner Phrases` (DPs), with special emphasis on the analysis of DPs modified by genitival, adjectival and other non-finite attributes. Possessors, Predicates and Movement in the DP illustrates clearly the ongoing debate over older and more recent approaches to the syntax of DPs in particular in the wake of the minimalist program (Chomsky 1995) and Kayne's antisymmetry hypothesis (Kayne 1994). The relative theoretical coherence among the contributions permits detailed comparison of specific syntactic proposals, providing a solid basis for further debate. Several of the papers address the syntactic questions in parallel with related semantic or morphological issues. The value of this collection to the study of Universal Grammar is also underlined by its comparative bias. Analyses of Germanic, Romance and Balkan languages figure prominently, and a number of new empirical generalizations within and between languages are discussed.
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The Syntax and Semantics of a Determiner System

The Syntax and Semantics of a Determiner System

Kinds, predicates and GQs 2.1 Layers in the DP Zamparelli's (2000) proposal for a 'Multi-Layer DP Hypothesis' is based on the assumption that there is a direct correspondence between syntactic category and semantic type: 'numerals are ...

Author: Diana Guillemin

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027252609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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Within the framework of Chomsky's Minimalism and Formal Semantics, this work documents the development of the Mauritian Creole (MC) determiner system from the mid 18th century to the present. Guillemin proposes that the loss of the French quantificational determiners, which agglutinated to nouns, resulted in the occurrence of bare nouns in argument positions. This triggered a shift in noun denotation, from predicative in French to argumental in MC, and accounts for the very different determiner systems of the creole and its lexifier. MC nouns are lexically stored as Kind denoting terms, that share some of the distributional properties of English bare plurals. New MC determiners are analyzed as 'type shifting operators' that shift Kinds into predicates, and serve to establish the referential properties of noun phrases. The analysis provides evidence for the universality of semantic features like Definiteness and Specificity, and the mapping of their form and function.
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The Layered DP

The Layered DP

Intuitively, the difference with the clause would be that usually noun phrases are embedded in a clause, thus benefiting from its top-most layer, which somehow functions as a 'lid' closing off a proposition. In Section 3.2, I explore ...

Author: Tabea Ihsane

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027255075

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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This book examines argumental un-NPs and du/des-NPs in French: nominals with the indefinite article and with the so-called 'partitive article' respectively. The main aim is to account for the different interpretations of these indefinites and to determine how interpretation and structure are related. This study thus concerns the syntax-semantics interface, with an emphasis on the composition of the left periphery and the inflectional domain of the indefinites mentioned. It is realized in the framework of generative grammar and in a cartographic approach. A crucial proposal put forward in this book is that indefinites of different semantic types are associated with different left peripheries. The analysis further suggests that the inflectional domain of these indefinites may comprise three discrete functional projections encoding the features [count], [quantity] and [number]. Interestingly, these results seem to extend to a selection of bare nouns in Romance and Germanic languages.
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Categorization and Category Change

Categorization and Category Change

Zamparelli (2000) proposes to split a noun phrase into three layers: SDP (Strong Determiner Phrase), ... The intermediate projection PDP is a layer that denotes a property and the determiners that can appear in a predicative position ...

Author: Gianina Iordăchioaia

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443863810

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

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This collection of selected papers addresses theoretical and empirical issues related to lexical categories, categorization and category change. Any grammatical description makes use of parts-of-speech. The proper set of lexical categories and the definitions of their properties cross-linguistically has been a remnant issue in linguistics since the beginnings of grammatical description. Besides, the traditional classification of lexical classes with their morphological, syntactic and/or interpretational properties has led to the emergence of mixed categories, which are problematic in linguistic theory, since the current systems, either feature-based or syntactic, have no means to express fuzziness. This volume addresses both these issues in two thematic parts. The first part, “Categories and categorization”, consists of papers that tackle the problem of defining categories and mixed categories and its reflex on the inventory. The second part, “Issues in category change”, comprises investigations on category change, focusing on nominalizations, which is the test ground for a theory of category change and word formation. The papers included in this part discuss, among others, the similarities and mismatches between derived nominals and the corresponding verbs in terms of argument realization and eventive interpretation. The languages investigated in the volume include English, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. This book targets researchers and advanced students in theoretical linguistics.
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The Syntax of Jamaican Creole

The Syntax of Jamaican Creole

DP. —. JC. nominals. and. their. extended. projection. 4.0 Introduction We continue our mapping of functional structure, ... a series of discrete projections and the same applies to the corresponding layers in the DP domain.

Author: Stephanie Durrleman-Tame

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027290694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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This book offers an in-depth study of the overall syntax of (basilectal) Jamaican Creole, the first since Bailey (1966). The author, a Jamaican linguist, meticulously examines distributional and interpretative properties of functional morphology in Jamaican Creole (JC) from a cartographic perspective (Cinque 1999, 2002; Rizzi 1997, 2004), thus exploring to what extent the grammar of JC provides morphological manifestations of an articulate IP, CP and DP. The data considered in this work offers new evidence in favour of these enriched structural analyses, and the instances where surface orders differ from the underlying functional skeleton are accounted for in terms of movement operations. This investigation of Jamaican syntax therefore allows us to conclude that the 'poor' inflectional morphology typical of Creole languages in general and of (basilectal) Jamaican Creole in particular does not correlate with poor structural architecture. Indeed the free morphemes discussed, as well as the word order considerations that indicate syntactic movement to designated projections, serve as arguments in favour of a rich underlying functional map.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Critical Introduction to Language Evolution

A Critical Introduction to Language Evolution

The TP and DP layers involve abstract, purely grammatical categories, such as tense auxiliaries (is, was) and determiners (a, the). While transitivity can be seen as instantiating hierarchy, but not a high level of functional ...

Author: Ljiljana Progovac

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030032357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 86

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This book provides a critical introduction to the current views and controversies regarding language evolution. It sheds new light on hot topics such as: How ancient is language? Did Neanderthals have some form of language? Did language evolve gradually and incrementally, through stages, or suddenly, in one leap, in all its complexity? Does language evolution involve natural selection or not? This book is essential reading for scholars and students interested in language evolution, especially those in the fields of linguistics, psychology, biology, anthropology, and neuroscience.
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

This study addresses the complex , overlapping layers of being Chinese and investigates at what layers these Mainland speakers construct ... Semantic and syntactic effects on double prepositional phrase ordering across the lifespan .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131550365

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic