Of Grammar, Words, and Verses

In honor of Carlos Piera

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| University of Massachusetts
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This book offers new work by some major figures in the field of linguistics, addressing old debates from the perspective of current explanatory grammatical theory. These include paradigmatic relations among words, and agreeing adjectives and their grammatical source. Covering a broad range of empirical domains, the contributors of this volume examine the role of Economy in syntax and in syntactic interfaces with phonology and semantics, and their implications for processing. The evidence is taken from a great variety of languages, including Arabic dialects, Basque, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Latin, and Spanish. Two chapters on metrics complete honoring Carlos Piera’s longstanding scholarship in linguistic theory within Spain and abroad.
[Language Faculty and Beyond, 8]  2012.  xi, 272 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii
Contributors
ix–xi
Introduction
Esther Torrego
1–4
Chapter 1. Structure at the bottom
Howard Lasnik and Juan Uriagereka
5–18
Chapter 2. The absent, the silent, and the audible: Some thoughts on the morphology of silent verbs
Henk van Riemsdijk
19–39
Chapter 3. Lexical change and the architecture of the Lexicon
Jamal Ouhalla
41–66
Chapter 4. Dylan Thomas’s meters
Nigel Fabb and Morris Halle
67–86
Chapter 5. The metrical system of William Carlos Williams
John Bowers
87–114
Chapter 6. Linearization preferences given “Free Word Order”; subject preferences given ergativity: A look at Basque
Itziar Laka and Kepa Erdozia
115–142
Chapter 7. On the fronting of non-contrastive topics in Germanic
Gema Chocano
143–169
Chapter 8. Blackjack!: 21 arguments that agreeing adjectives are derived nominals
Joseph E. Emonds
171–200
Chapter 9. Connectivity and definiteness in an English equative construction
Randall Hendrick
201–216
Chapter 10. On certain distributional gaps of Spanish possessives: A “Phrasal Spell-Out” account
Luis Sáez
217–236
Chapter 11. Variability in the case patterns of causative formation in Romance and its implications
Esther Torrego
237–267
Index
269–272
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012004427