Main Clause Phenomena

New Horizons

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| Ghent University
| Ghent University
| Ghent University
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Main Clause Phenomena: New Horizons takes the study of Main Clause Phenomena (MCP) into the 21st century, without neglecting the origins of the topic. It brings together work by both established and up-and-coming scholars, who present analyses for a wide range of MCP, from a variety of languages, with a particular focus on particles and agreement markers, complementizers and verb second, and the licensing of MCP in different types of clauses. Besides enriching the empirical domain, this volume also engages with the theoretical question of how best to capture the distribution of MCP and, in particular, to what extent they are embeddable and why. The diverse patterns and analyses presented challenge the idea that MCP constitute a homogeneous class. Main Clause Phenomena: New Horizons is of interest not just to scholars specializing in the study of MCP, but to all linguists interested in the syntax and/or semantics of the clause.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 190]  2012.  vi, 433 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Main Clause Phenomena and the privilege of the root
Lobke Aelbrecht, Liliane Haegeman and Rachel Nye
1–20
PART I. Explaining Main Clause Phenomena: The bigger picture
Augmented structure preservation and the Tensed S Constraint
Joseph E. Emonds
21–46
Root transformations & quantificational structure
Richard K. Larson and Miyuki Sawada
47–78
Agreements that occur mainly in the main clause
Shigeru Miyagawa
79–112
The syntax of MCP: Deriving the truncation account
Liliane Haegeman
113–134
Towards an interface definition of root phenomena*
Cécile De Cat
135–158
Explaining matrix/subordinate domain discrepancies
David W. Lightfoot
159–176
Parenthetical main clauses – or not?: On appositives and quasi-relatives
Mark de Vries
177–202
PART II. The Phenomena
Topic particle stranding and the structure of CP
Norio Nasu
203–228
Splitting up force: Evidence from discourse particles
Marco Coniglio and Iulia Zegrean
229–256
The syntactic position of Polish by and Main Clause Phenomena
Barbara Tomaszewicz
257–278
A main clause complementizer
Virginia Hill
279–296
The status of complementizers in the left periphery
Maria Rita Manzini
297–318
Minimality and embedded V2 in Scandinavian
Irene Franco
319–344
Against a uniform treatment of second position effects as force markers
Krzysztof Migdalski
345–364
The syntax-discourse interface in adverbial clauses
Yoshio Endo
365–384
Subjunctive mood, epistemic modality and Main Clause Phenomena in the analysis of adverbial clauses
Vesselina Laskova
385–404
On two types of adverbial clauses allowing root-phenomena
Werner Frey
405–430
Index
431–434
“The papers collected in “Main clause phenomena: New horizons” map out new ways in the research on Main Clause Phenomena. I believe that this volume will become an important reference on the matter.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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