Structures, Strategies and Beyond

Studies in honour of Adriana Belletti

| University for Foreigners of Perugia
| University of Oldenburg
| University of Siena
ISBN 9789027257062 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027268464 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The volume contains 18 contributions from senior and junior scholars covering core issues within the theoretical investigation of the architecture and the mechanisms of the faculty of language, with particular emphasis on the computational component. They all pursue a comparative approach, investigating and comparing different languages and dialects or comparing different modes of acquisition, as in Adriana Belletti’s work, to whom the volume is dedicated. The papers in the first part (by Chomsky, Rizzi, Bianchi & Chesi, Cinque, Costa, Calabrese) deal with theoretical issues such as labeling, the cartography of structures and the locality of derivations in a broad sense. The papers in the second part (by Haegeman & Lohndal, Delfitto & Fiorin, Cruschina, Lahousse, Di Domenico and Contemori, Dal Pozzo & Matteini) concentrate on the realization of structure relative to discourse, particularly on topic and focus positions in the vP periphery, and on referential dependencies. The third part collects papers (by Cardinaletti & Volpato, Friedmann, Yachini & Szterman, Snyder & Hyams, Hamann & Tuller, Cecchetto & Donati, Grewendorf & Poletto) that specifically target intervention effects in relative clauses as apparent in different structures, different languages, and different populations.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 223]  2015.  xxvi, 421 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Liliane Haegeman
Elisa Di Domenico, Cornelia Hamann and Simona Matteini
PART I. The Architecture of the Computational Component
Problems of projection: Extensions
Noam Chomsky
Notes on labeling and subject positions
Luigi Rizzi
On a PP/DP asymmetry in extraction
Valentina Bianchi and Cristiano Chesi
Augmentative, pejorative, diminutive and endearing heads in the extended nominal projection
Guglielmo Cinque
A note on parallels between agreement and intervention
João Costa
Locality effects in Italian verbal morphology
Andrea Calabrese
PART II. The Realization of Structure Relative to Discourse and Referential Dependencies: Focus, the vP periphery, and pronominal reference
Be careful how you use the left periphery
Liliane Haegeman and Terje Lohndal
Exhaustivity operators and fronted focus in Italian
Denis Delfitto and Gaetano Fiorin
Some notes on clefting and fronting
Silvio Cruschina
A case of focal adverb preposing in French
Karen Lahousse
Transferring strategies and the nature of transfer
Elisa Di Domenico
Resolving pronominal anaphora in real-time: A comparison between Italian native and near-native speakers
Carla Contemori, Lena Dal Pozzo and Simona Matteini
PART III. Complex clauses in linguistic theory and acquisition: The role of intervention
On the comprehension and production of passive sentences and relative clauses by Italian university students with dyslexia
Anna Cardinaletti and Francesca Volpato
Relatively easy relatives: Children with syntactic SLI avoid intervention
Naama Friedmann, Maya Yachini and Ronit Szterman
Intervention effects in the spontaneous production of relative clauses in (a)typical language development of French children and adolescents
Cornelia Hamann and Laurice Tuller
Minimality effects in children’s passives
William Snyder and Nina Hyams
Subject intervention in free relatives
Carlo Cecchetto and Caterina Donati
Relative clauses in Cimbrian
Günther Grewendorf and Cecilia Poletto
“This volume is an impressive collection of articles by top linguists such as Chomsky, Rizzi and Cinque, who discuss various aspects of the architecture of syntax, by Haegeman, and others on the relationship between syntax and discourse, as well as by Cardinaletti, Tuller, Hyams and many others on language acquisition. Only a collection of essays of this quality could do proper justice to the impressive contribution by Andriana Belletti to theoretical linguistics over the past decades. Many of the articles contained in this book will turn out to play a central role in the respective sub fields in the near future and perusing the book will therefore be a duty as well as a feast for all colleagues and students active in the core sub fields of modern linguistics that are covered in this volume.”
“This extremely inspiring and rich collection of papers should be on every linguist's desk. Grouped along themes that Adriana Belletti has studied in her 40-year career and thereby testifying to the breadth and span of her oeuvre, these 18 original chapters constitute, each and every one, outstanding contributions to linguistics, language acquisition and language pathology. The editors have succeeded in putting together a collection of articles which speak to each other and thus demonstrates the interdependence of the study of formal grammar and its psycholinguistic dimensions.”
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