Asymmetry in Grammar

Volume 1: Syntax and semantics

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Asymmetry in Grammar: Syntax and Semantics brings to fore the centrality of asymmetry in DP, VP and CP. A finer grained articulation of the DP is proposed, and further functional projections for restrictive relatives, as well as a refined analyses of case identification and presumptive pronouns. The papers on VP discuss further asymmetries among arguments, and between arguments and adjuncts. Double-object constructions, specificational copula sentences, secondary predicates, and the scope properties of adjuncts are discussed in this perspective. The papers on CP propose a further articulation of the phrasal projection, justifications for Remnant IP movement, and an analysis of variation in clause structure asymmetries. The papers in semantics support the hypothesis that interpretation is a function of configurational asymmetry. The type/token information difference is further argued to correspond to the partition between the upper and lower level of the phrase. It is also proposed that Point of View Roles are not primitives of the pragmatic component, but are head-dependent categories. Configurationality is further argued to be required to distinguish contrastive from non-contrastive Topic. Compositionality is proposed to explain cross-linguistic variations in the selectional behavior of typologically different languages.



The papers in syntax include contributions from Antonia Androutsopoulou and Manuel Español-Echevarría, Dana Isac, Edit Jakab, Cedric Boeckx, Julie Anne Legate, Maria Cristina Cuervo, Jacqueline Guéron, Niina Zhang, Thomas Ernst, Manuela Ambar, Jean-Yves Pollock, Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Ilena Paul and Stanca Somesfalean.

The papers on semantics include contributions of Greg Carlson,Peggy Speas and Carol Tenny, Chungmin Lee, and James Pustejovsky.

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 57]  2003.  vi, 405 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Asymmetry in grammar: Syntax and semantics
Anna Maria Di Sciullo
1–10
French definite determiners in indefinite contexts

and asymmetric agreement
Antonia Androutsopoulou and Manuel Español-Echeverria
11–26
Restrictive relative clauses vs. restrictive Adjectives: An asymmetry within the class of modifiers
Daniela Isac
27–49
Asymmetry in case: Finnish and Old Russian nominative objects
Edit Jakab
51–84
Resumption and asymmetric derivation
Cedric Boeckx
85–98
Recontructing nonconfigurationality
Julie Anne Legate
99–116
Structural asymmetries but same word order: The dative alternation in Spanish
Maria Cristina Cuervo
117–144
On the asymmetry of the specificational copula sentence
Jacqueline Guéron
145–163
The asymmetry between depictives and resultatives in Chinese
Niina Ning Zhang
165–185
Adjuncts and word order asymmetries
Thomas Ernst
187–207
Wh-asymmetries
Manuela Ambar
209–249
Three arguments for remnant IP movement in Romance
Jean-Yves Pollock
251–277
The clause structure of extraction asymmetries
Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Ileana Paul and Stanca Somesfalean
279–299
Interpretive asymmetries in major phrases
Greg N. Carlson
301–313
Configurational properties of point of view roles
Peggy Speas and Carol L. Tenny
315–344
Contrastive Topic and proposition structure
Chungmin Lee
345–371
Categories, types, and qualia selection
James Pustejovsky
373–393
Index
395–402
“Anna Maria Di Sciullo has assembled a remarkable collection of papers that contribute, in highly varied ways, to the "asymmetry project" that she has been conducting. They offer many fascinating insights and ideas, which will doubtless stimulate a great deal of valuable inquiry.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002033272
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