Applicatives

Structure and interpretation from a minimalist perspective

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Applicatives is concerned with the syntax of constructions that contain arguments that transcend the traditional subject-object characterization, and how the syntax of such constructions yields the interpretive effects that previous research has identified. At the empirical level this volume remedies the inadequacies and limitations of previous accounts by proposing a more nuanced view of all the factors that enter into the syntax and semantics of applicatives. At the theoretical level, this book offers empirical arguments for various theoretical options currently entertained in the minimalist program, among which movement into theta-position, multiple agree, anti-locality, and a very derivational view on successive cyclic movement.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 104]  2007.  vii, 144 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
1. Preliminaries
1–29
1.1 The framework
1–2
1.2 Applicatives: A basic definition
2–5
1.3 A major distinction: Symmetric and asymmetric applicative structures
5–9
1.4 Previous approaches to applicative constructions
9–12
1.5 A new component: The high/low applicative distinction
12–15
1.6 A consensus: The ‘escape hatch’ analysis
16–24
1.7 Problems for the consensus
24–29
1.8 Conclusion
29
2. The Syntax of Applicatives
31–87
2.1 Amendments to the consensus, and why they fail
33–40
2.2 Towards a more appropriate solution: (Anti-)locality considerations
40–53
2.3 Category matters
54–63
2.4 Scrambling
63–71
2.5 Case matters
71–86
2.6 Conclusion
86–87
3. The Semantics of Applicatives
89–121
3.1 Object sharing: Insights from serial verb constructions
93–97
3.2 Object sharing in double object constructions: Theta-driven movement
97–103
3.3 Object sharing in resultatives
103–118
3.4 Object sharing in high applicatives
119–120
3.5 Conclusion
120–121
4. Conclusion
123–125
References
125–133
Name index
135–137
Subject index
139–140
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007003853