Lisa A. Reed

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lisa A. Reed plays a role.


Subjects Generative linguistics | Phonology | Romance linguistics | Syntax


A common assumption in the literature is that French (ne) … que exceptives cannot appear inside a prepositional phrase. In this chapter we examine in some detail three contexts that counterexemplify this generalization. We show that in all cases, the data are consistent with the relatively… read more
This chapter compares the workings of agreement mismatches involving the French pronoun on with those involving PRO in partial control (PC) environments in order to advance our understanding of the type of plurality that has been assumed to be associated with the latter. The theoretical framework… read more
Landau (2010, 2013) and van Urk (2011, 2013) argue that the understood agent of a passive verb is syntactically projected as a weak implicit argument. As such, it participates actively in Agree and predication, the mechanisms they assume are responsible for antecedent determination in control… read more
Reed, Lisa A. 2016 Some notes on falloir, devoir, and the theory of controlRomance Linguistics 2013: Selected papers from the 43rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), New York, 17-19 April, 2013, Tortora, Christina, Marcel den Dikken, Ignacio L. Montoya and Teresa O'Neill (eds.), pp. 341–360 | Article
This article sheds new light on the structure and meaning of sentences containing the French modal verbs devoir and falloir, as well as on the syntax and semantics of Control generally. Well-known and previously unnoticed empirical facts are examined that support the author’s novel contention that… read more
This paper shows that linguistic theory presently fails to offer a non-stipulative account of what appears to be a universal gap in simple Control complementation with a substantial class of verbs. The author attributes this to the denotational type of the complement clause selected by such verbs… read more
Authier, Jean-Marc and Lisa A. Reed 2009 On the Lack of Transparency Effects in FrenchRomance Linguistics 2007: Selected papers from the 37th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Pittsburgh, 15–18 March 2007, Masullo, Pascual José, Erin O'Rourke and Chia-Hui Huang (eds.), pp. 37–49 | Article
Cinque (2002) examines those transparency effects that have been claimed to point to the existence of restructuring in French and concludes that quantifier and adverb climbing depend not on restructuring but, rather, on an irrealis context. In this paper, we show that restructuring does not play an… read more
Authier, Jean-Marc and Lisa A. Reed 2003 Quantifier Scope and the Structure of faire-parRomance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition, Pérez-Leroux, Ana Teresa and Yves Roberge (eds.), pp. 19–32 | Article
Authier, Jean-Marc, Barbara E. Bullock and Lisa A. Reed 1999 Formal Perspectives on Romance LinguisticsFormal Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Selected papers from the 28th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL XXVIII), University Park, 16–19 April 1998, Authier, Jean-Marc, Barbara E. Bullock and Lisa A. Reed (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article
Authier, Jean-Marc and Lisa A. Reed 1996 Une analyse microparamétrique des moyens dans les langues romanesMicroparametric Syntax and Dialect Variation, Black, James R. and Virginia Motapanyane (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article