Rightward Movement in a Comparative Perspective

| Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
| Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
| Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
ISBN 9789027255839 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290632 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This book represents the state of the art on rightward movement in one thematically coherent volume. It documents the growing importance of the combination of empirical and theoretical work in linguistic analysis. Several contributions argue that rightward movement is a means of reducing phonological or structural complexity. The inclusion of corpus data and psycholinguistic results confirms the Right Roof Constraint as a characteristic property of extraposition and argues for a reduced role of subsentential bounding nodes. The contributions also show that the phenomenon cannot be looked at from one module of grammar alone, but calls for an interaction of syntax, semantics, phonology, and discourse. The discussion of different languages such as English, German, Dutch, Italian, Italian Sign Language, Modern Greek, Uyghur, and Khalkha enhances our understanding of the complexity of the phenomenon. Finally, the analytic options of different frameworks are explored. The volume is of interest to students and researchers of syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, and corpus linguistics.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 200]  2013.  viii, 476 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction by the editors
Part I. Empirical perspective
Constraints on intra- and extraposition
Markus Bader, Jana Häussler and Tanja Schmid
Subclausal locality constraints on relative clause extraposition
Jan Strunk and Neal Snider
Constraints on relative clause extraposition 
in English: An experimental investigation
Heike Walker
Part II. The Minimalist Perspective
Rightward movement, EPP and specifiers: Evidence from Uyghur and Khalkha
Balkız Öztürk
Neglected cases of rightward movement: When wh-phrases and negative quantifiers go to the right
Carlo Geraci and Carlo Cecchetto
Rightward movement from a different perspective
Cristiano Chesi
Cumulative rightward processes
Marlies Kluck and Mark de Vries
Part III. Other Theoretical Perspectives
A dynamic perspective on left-right asymmetries: CLLD and Clitic doubling in Greek
Eleni Gregoromichelaki
On the locality of complement clause and relative clause extraposition
Berthold Crysmann
Part IV. The Prosodic Perspective
Extraposition of defocused and light PPs 
in English
Edward Göbbel
Prosodic constraints on extraposition 
in German
Katharina Hartmann
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Cited by 3 other publications

Bader, Markus
2015.  In Explicit and Implicit Prosody in Sentence Processing [Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics, 46],  pp. 193 ff. Crossref logo
Cinque, Guglielmo
2020.  In The Syntax of Relative Clauses, Crossref logo
Poschmann, Claudia & Michael Wagner
2016. Relative clause extraposition and prosody in German. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 34:3  pp. 1021 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012044690 | Marc record