Interfaces in Grammar

| Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
| The Chinese University of Hong Kong
ISBN 9789027202482 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027262684 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume is an important contribution to the theoretical and empirical study of the interactions of grammatical components in Chinese and other languages. With contributions by Edward L. Keenan, Henk van Riemsdijk, Alain Rouveret, and scholars in Chinese Linguistics, this volume investigates the common structural properties that may be considered as possible candidates for UG. It addresses syntactic and semantic issues such as anaphora universals over non-isomorphic languages, the role that the forces of attraction and repulsion play in the grammar of natural languages, computational and semantic aspects of resumption, the dichotomy between inner and outer reflexive adverbials, system repairing strategies at interfaces, the v-copy construction in Chinese, the scope of disjunction, interactions between focus, negation and event quantification, null object constructions and VP-Ellipsis, child language acquisition of nominal structure, word order and referentiality as well as second language acquisition of interface properties in Chinese double NP constructions. This volume will be of interest to students and researchers of syntax, semantics, theoretical linguistics, and language acquisition, as well as scholars in Chinese linguistics.
[Language Faculty and Beyond, 15]  2019.  vi, 371 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Jianhua Hu and Haihua Pan
Chapter 2. Unifying UG and language variation
Edward L. Keenan
Chapter 3. Elements of syntax: Repulsion and attraction
Henk van Riemsdijk
Chapter 4. Computational and semantic aspects of resumption
Alain Rouveret
Chapter 5. Causality, comitativity, contrastivity, and selfhood: A view from the left periphery and the vP periphery
Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai
Chapter 6. System repairing strategy at interface: Wh-in-situ in Mandarin Chinese
Victor Junnan Pan
Chapter 7. The V-copy construction in Mandarin: A case temporarily reopened
Huba Bartos
Chapter 8. The syntax of either and disjunction
Paul Law
Chapter 9. Focus, negation and event quantification in Chinese: How focus helps shape negation in natural language
Peppina Po-lun Lee
Chapter 10. Null object constructions, VP-ellipsis, and sentence interpretation
Haihua Pan
Chapter 11. The acquisition of nominal structure, word order and referentiality in Chinese: Corpus and experimental findings on the numeral phrase
Thomas Hun-Tak Lee and Zhuang Wu
Chapter 12. Syntax/semantics interface and interpretation of Chinese NP1NP2V construction by Japanese speakers
Li Zeng and Dongfan Hua
Language index
Subject index
“[T]he range of syntactic, semantic, and interface properties explored with ample crosslinguistic evidence makes for a compelling series of theoretically neat packages that undoubtedly will serve to stimulate ideas for future research. [...] This is certainly a breath of fresh air for those who are worried about English-centered research in Generative and Minimalist traditions.”
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018059574 | Marc record