Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax

Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax

The book comprises a set of theoretical studies of aspects of Modern Irish syntax.

Author: N. Duffield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401101554

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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Chapter 5: Irish Noun Phrases ... . . 266 5. 0 Introduction 266 5. 0. 1 Irish Nominal Paradigms. ... 269 5. 0. 2 Prepositional Phrases: Two Types of Mutation Context ... ... 273 5. 1 Construct State Nominals and DP Projections. ... 282 5. 1. 1 Rightward Specifiers 286 5. 1. 2 Adjective Placement. ... 288 5. 1. 3 Possessive Particles 305 5. 1. 4 Demonstrative Licensing and Interpretation. ... 311 5. 1. 5 Head-movement and ICM Effects 315 5. 2 Summary 322 Appendix ... ... 323 References 342 Index of Names and Subjects 359 PREFACE This bookis based on my 1991 USCdissertation. Since thattime, there have been two major theoretical developments that bear directly on the analysesoriginallydevelopedin the dissertation. These aretheinceptionof the 'Minimalist Program' of Chomsky (1992, 1993), and the recent 'Antisymmetry' proposals presented in Kayne (1993). Taken in conjunction with the many criticisms and suggestions ofreviewers, these proposals have prompted significant revisions ofthe earlier work:. Every chapter has been substantially revised, the introductory chapter has been replaced, and Chapters 2, 3 and 5 offer completely new analyses of the originalmaterial. The book comprises a set of theoretical studies of aspects of Modern Irish syntax. I have tried to present a coherent and consistent treatmentof the Irishfacts; abookin which the particularsofIrish syntax- which are in many cases quiteeccentric from an Englishperspective- are shown to inform more general theoreticalissues. I also hope to have offered to the non-Celticist a reasonably complete overview of the major syntactic structures ofIrish, with some indication and analysisofthe more importantdialectdifferences.
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Clitics in Phonology Morphology and Syntax

Clitics in Phonology  Morphology and Syntax

In the orthography , the b ( h ) dummy particle is written as part of the same word as the subordinating particle / copula ... “ Government , barriers and small clauses in Modern Irish ” . ... Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax .

Author: Birgit Gerlach

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027227578

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 441

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This book contains fourteen articles that reflect current ideas on the phonology, morphology, and syntax of clitics. It covers the forms and functions of clitics in various typologically diverse languages and presents data from, e.g. European Portuguese, Macedonian, and Yoruba. It extensively deals with the prosodic structure of clitics, their morphological status, clitic placement, and clitic doubling. The form and behavior of clitics with respect to tonal phenomena and in verse are discussed in two articles (Akinlabi & Liberman, Reindl & Franks). Other articles address the prosodic representation of clitics in Irish (Green), the differences in the acquisition of clitics and strong pronouns in Catalan (Escobar & Gavarro), the similarities between clitics and affixes or words in Romance and Bantu languages (Cocchi, Crysmann, Monachesi, Ortman & Popescu), the semantics of clitics in the Greek DP and in Spanish doubling (Alexiadou & Stavrou, Uriagereka), and complex problems concerning verbal clitics in Romanian and Balkan languages (Legendre, Spencer, Tomic).
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The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

Oxford University Press, Oxford. Duffield, Nigel (1991) Particles and Projections. Ph.D dissertation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. (1994) Are You Right? On Pronoun-Postposing and Other Problems of Irish Word- Order.

Author: Andrew Carnie Assistant Professor of Linguistics University of Arizona

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195344011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.
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The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

(1994) Are You Right? On Pronoun-Postposing and Other Problems of Irish WordOrder. Proceedings of WCCFL 13:221-237. CSLI, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. — (1995) Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax. Kluwer, Dordrecht.

Author: Andrew Carnie

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195132229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a cross-linguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to some old problems and debates and explores some innovative approaches to the derivation of verb initial order.
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Linguistics of Vietnamese

Linguistics of Vietnamese

MIT Working Papers in Linguistics 10, Cambridge/MA: MIT. Culicover, Peter. 1992. English tag questions in Universal Grammar. Lingua 88: 21-54. Duffield, Nigel. 1995. Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Author: Daniel Hole

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110289411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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The present collection of articles grew out of a workshop on Vietnamese linguistics in 2009 at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. To our knowledge, no workshop with a comparable scope has been held outside of Vietnam for the past 20 years, or even longer. Given the important typological status of Vietnamese as a paradigm case of an isolating language, the volume covers the most relevant fields in linguistics: syntax, semantics, phonology, and the lexicon. A guiding principle in assembling the chapters for this volume has been to take an inclusive stance as far as the commitment to different frameworks and research methodologies is concerned. All the contributors are proponents of recent developments in their individual areas of specialization. The editors have taken special care to cater for a readership which should be as broad as possible. This means that each contribution is self-contained and does not presuppose any knowledge of Vietnamese. The volume is recommended to general linguistis, comparative linguists, typologists and to researchers specializing in languages of East and South East Asia.
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Dimensions of Movement

Dimensions of Movement

“ A minimalist approach to some problems of Irish word order " . In The Syntax of the Celtic Languages , R. Borsley and I. Roberts ( eds ) , 223-40 . Cambridge : CUP . ... Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax . Dordrecht : Kluwer .

Author: Artemis Alexiadou

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027227691

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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This volume presents a collection of papers of recent generative research into the properties of phrasal and feature movement, which explore these key syntactic phenomena from different angles and across languages. The papers advance or build on models of movement which capitalize either on generalized feature movement or on generalized remnant movement. Both these approaches attempt to develop a restrictive theory of movement aiming at a simplification of the operations of the computational system. Despite the fact that they are so different technically, generalized feature movement and generalized remnant movement both push the theory of movement to the same direction in two important respects: (a) Elimination of head movement. (b) Elimination of covert movement. The book is of primary interest to researchers and students in theoretical linguistics and syntactic theory.
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A Syntax of Substance

A Syntax of Substance

Covert and Overt Pronominals in Irish. Lublin, Poland: Wydawnictwo Folium. Duffield, N. 1995. Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax. Dordrecht: Kluwer. É. Kiss, K. 2006. Mondattan [Syntax]. In F. Kiefer, ed., Magyar Nyelv [Hungarian ...

Author: David Adger

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262518307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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A new approach to grammar and meaning of relational nouns is presented along with its empirical consequences.
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Elements of Comparative Syntax

Elements of Comparative Syntax

Flat structure, phrasal variability and non-verbal predication in Irish. Journal of Celtic Linguistics 9. ... Step by step: Essays on minimalist syntax in honor of Howard Lasnik, 89–156. ... Particles and projections in Irish syntax.

Author: Enoch Aboh

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501504037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

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This volume brings together a selection of articles illustrating the multifaceted nature of current research in generative syntax. The authors, including some of the leading figures in the field, present analyses of typologically diverse languages, with some studies drawing on dialectal, acquisitional and diachronic evidence. Set against this rich empirical background, the contributions address an equally wide range of theoretical issues.
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The Grammar of Irish English

The Grammar of Irish English

Dolan, T.P. (1988) 'Introduction', in P.W.Joyce, English as We Speak It in Ireland, Dublin: Wolfhound Press. Dolan, T.P. and Ó Muirithe, ... Duffield, N. (1995) Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax, Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Author: Markku Filppula

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134759958

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Irish English, also termed 'Anglo-Irish' or 'Hiberno-English', as in this book, is not usually perceived as having a grammatical system of its own. Markku Filppula here challenges this misconception and offers a descriptive and contact-linguistic account of the grammar of Hiberno-English. Drawing on a wide range of authentic materials documenting Hiberno-English dialects past and present Filppula examines: * the most distinctive grammatical features of these dialects * relationships with earlier and other regional varieties of English * the continuing influence of the Irish language on Hiberno-English * similarities between Hiberno-English and other Celtic-influenced varieties of English spoken in Scotland and Wales The Grammar of Irish English is a comprehensive empirical study which will be an essential reference for scholars of Hiberno-English and of value to all those working in the field of Germanic linguistics.
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The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

Some Evidence from Old Irish,” in Andrew Carnie and Eithne Guilfoyle (eds.) The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages. Oxford University Press, New York ... Duffield, Nigel (1995) Particles and Projections in Irish Syntax. Kluwer, Dordrecht.

Author: Guglielmo Cinque

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195136517

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 977

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"Comparison across formal languages is an essential part of formal linguistics. The study of closely-related varieties has proven extremely useful in illuminating relations between cross-linguistic syntactic differences that might otherwise appear unrelated, and has helped to identify the core principles of Universal Grammar. Comparative studies have grown to the point where a reference work is needed to comprehensively explain the state of the field and makes its results more widely known, and this handbook fulfills that need. Its twenty-one commissioned chapters serve two functions: they provide a general and theoretical introduction to comparative syntax, its methodology, and its relation to other domains on linguistic inquiry; and they also provide a systematic selection of the best comparative work being done today on those language groups and families where substantial progress has been achieved. With top-notch editors and contributors from around the world, this volume will be an essential resource for scholars and students in formal linguistics."--
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