Paul Law

List of John Benjamins publications for which Paul Law plays a role.


The Syntax of Relative Clauses

Edited by Artemis Alexiadou, Paul Law, André Meinunger and Chris Wilder

[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 32] 2000. vi, 395 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax


The paper investigates a range of facts exhibiting reconstruction effects. We consider facts concerning anaphor binding, variable binding, quantifier scope and binding condition C in A-bar-movement structures (questions, relative clauses and topicalization) as well as VP fronting in English and… read more
The paper presents empirical evidence for six reconstruction effects in Mandarin Chinese. It includes data concerning the copula verb, epistemic modals, scope of aspectual sentence-final particle –le over indefinite wh-phrases, downward entailing quantifiers, predicates of creation, Binding… read more
Law, Paul 2019 Chapter 8. The syntax of either and disjunctionInterfaces in Grammar, Hu, Jianhua and Haihua Pan (eds.), pp. 207–244 | Chapter
It is argued that the scope indicator either is base-generated in place and its syntactic relation with disjunction is subject to a phase-theoretic locality constraint. Apparently unbalanced disjunction where either does not occur adjacent to disjunction is in fact syntactically balanced… read more
Law, Paul 2010 The impersonal construction in TagalogAustronesian and Theoretical Linguistics, Mercado, Raphael, Eric Potsdam and Lisa deMena Travis (eds.), pp. 297–326 | Article
This paper argues that the impersonal construction in Tagalog, in which a formally invariant predicate may/mayroon ‘exist/have’ is followed by a thematic predicate, is structurally related to the existential construction and the possessive construction both employing the same predicate may/mayroon.… read more
Law, Paul 2007 Topicalization in Malagasy, Tagalog and TsouOn Information Structure, Meaning and Form: Generalizations across languages, Schwabe, Kerstin and Susanne Winkler (eds.), pp. 129–154 | Article
Law, Paul 2003 Past Participle Agreement with Pronominal Clitics and the Auxiliary Verbs in Italian and FrenchRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2001: Selected papers from 'Going Romance', Amsterdam, 6–8 December 2001, Quer, Josep, Jan Schroten, Mauro Scorretti, Petra Sleeman and Els Verheugd-Daatzelaar (eds.), pp. 193–212 | Article
Alexiadou, Artemis, Paul Law, André Meinunger and Chris Wilder 2000 IntroductionThe Syntax of Relative Clauses, Alexiadou, Artemis, Paul Law, André Meinunger and Chris Wilder (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Miscellaneous
Law, Paul 2000 On Relative Clauses and the DP/PP Adjunction AsymmetryThe Syntax of Relative Clauses, Alexiadou, Artemis, Paul Law, André Meinunger and Chris Wilder (eds.), pp. 161 ff. | Article
Law, Paul 1997 On Extraction, argument binding and voice morphology in MalagasyStudies on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation, Alexiadou, Artemis and Tracy Alan Hall (eds.), pp. 155–179 | Article
Law, Paul and Tonjes Veenstra 1994 A Note on Theme-Serial Verb Constructions in HaitianJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 9:1, pp. 121–126 | To be specified